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Vivienne at the Little Venice Music Festival

  • St Saviour's church Little Venice London, England, W9 2PT United Kingdom (map)

Confinement and its effects on the mind are explored in the world premiere of a new arrangement of Stephen McNeff’s Vivienne, supported by the Leche Trust. Inspired by Vivienne Haigh-Wood, wife of T.S. Eliot, it explores her poor health, ill-fated marriage and latter years spent in an asylum. It is followed by Messiaen’s seminal Quartet for the End of Time, written and premiered whilst Messiaen was held in a German prisoner of war camp during World War II.

Stephen McNeff - Vivienne (world premiere of ensemble arrangement)

Olivier Messiaen - Quartet for the End of Time