Merriman Music School, Cranleigh School, Cranleigh, United Kingdom
Superb mezzo-soprano Chloë Allison (OC) a former Music Scholar at Cranleigh makes a welcome return to the Concert Series. Chloë presents a truly Romantic program of songs from the late 19th century that makes a vivid exploration of the depths and extremes of human emotion. Songs for the unusual but richly expressive combination of mezzo and viola will be paired with one of Wagner's most famous non-operatic works, his Wesendonck Lieder. Written at the same time as Tristan and Isolde, they express the same longing in love, and anguished desperation in the face of death.