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A Sketch of Slow Time

Event date
2 Nov 2017 to 3 Nov 2017
Event time
20:00
Venue
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
St Hilda's College
Cowley Place
Oxford
OX4 1DY
Venue details

Auditorium

Event type
Drama
Event cost
£10 / £7 (students)
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

This Autumn will see the premiere of a contemporary chamber opera by St Hilda’s College student Freddie Meyers (BBC Inspire Composer 2012). Set in 1908, the drama concerns the scandalous affair between Arnold Schönberg’s wife, Mathilde, and his best friend, the painter Richard Gerstl.

Inspired by surviving epistolary accounts from the event, this new writing amalgamates visual art, music and drama to explore the psyches of these prominent artistic figures, as the catastrophic consequences of their choices ensue…

Cast:
Mathilde Schönberg - Isabella Pitman
Arnold Schönberg - Thomas Lowen
Richard Gerstl - Maximilian Lawrie
Viktor Krüger - Tom Dixon
Irene Bien - Miriam Chapman-Rosenfeld