Few modern composers capture the national imagination quite like Adele or Ed Sheeran. But 99 years ago, a young graduate of the Royal Academy of Music did just that. Dorothy Howell’s tone poem Lamia so dazzled Sir Henry Wood that he programmed it not once but five times in the 1919 Proms season. It was then heard in five more seasons the following decade. Howell made the headlines, was hailed as ‘the English Strauss’, and found herself pursued by paparazzi. She went on to write 130 compositions.
Like us, you’ve probably never heard a note of her music. We plan to change that. In a dedicated study day, we will bring back to life some of her finest works. We warmly welcome you to join us and hear the music of a long-forgotten national treasure.2.00 – 2.30pm Conductor Rebecca Miller and historian Dr Kate Kennedy talk about Dorothy Howell’s remarkable life and legacy.
These informal sessions are free and open to all, whether you can spare a few minutes or join us for a whole afternoon of undiscovered delights.
Supported by #ABOSirens and the RVW Trust
Please note that while construction work is taking place, access for this concert is through the side door down the right-hand side of the church.