Mark Padmore


Julius Drake



Poems by John Donne and Thomas Hardy – Reading in English

Benjamin Britten

The Holy Sonnets of John Donne Op. 35

Benjamin Britten

Winter Words Op. 52

Approximate running time: 1h 45m with one intermission

Lied und Lyrik—this new concert series, conceived by pianist Julius Drake, explores the power of poetry in words and music. Three programs present the works of selected poets, read by renowned actors in the original language, juxtaposed with a wide range of settings by composers from different eras. For this first evening, tenor Mark Padmore joins Drake to perform Benjamin Britten’s musical adaptations of works by English poets John Donne and Thomas Hardy.