Opera Prelude: Music in Colour

Cadogan Hall,The Caversham Room, 5 Sloane Terrace, London

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Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London
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Tue 16th Apr 2019

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Where:Cadogan Hall,The Caversham Room, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ
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Times:10:30 - 12:30
Admission:£30 Booking information and further details from Fiona Hamilton: Phone 0207 183 7323. Email:operaprelude@gmail.com
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Maria Levandovskaya (pianist) and Opera Prelude’s young artists.

What do you feel when listening to music? Can you see colours, images, geometrical objects, and how does music play on all of our senses? Franz Liszt famously asked orchestral musicians to play ‘a little bluer’ or ‘not so pink’, while Russian painter Vasily Kandinsky said ‘Colour is the keyboard. The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano with its many strings’.

This morning we will explore an interesting psychological phenomenon Synaesthesia, where sounds evoke involuntary visual experiences, and the way different composers use tonality and musical devices to provoke sensations in the listener. Musical examples from Rimsky-Korsakov, Scriabin and Messiaen are performed on the piano by Maria Levandovskaya and by Opera Prelude singers.

Opera Prelude is a small charity supporting young professional opera singers who give lecture recitals in London. These friendly and inclusive events will introduce you to the international opera singers of tomorrow by way of recitals, concerts and masterclasses.

Official Link: http://www.operaprelude.com

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