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Nmon Ford, Eavan Boland, Kit de Waal, London Mozart Players

Baritone and composer Nmon Ford on his new work, Orfeus, which fuses opera with house music. Plus a tribute to the great Irish poet Eavan Boland.

Panamanian-American baritone Nmon Ford on fusing house music with opera and the legend of Orfeus to create a unique new work which was set to premiere at London’s Young Vic last week.

Sinéad Gleeson pays tribute to the great Irish poet Eavan Boland, who died yesterday at the age of seventy five. Boland's poems often drew connections between the lives of Irish women past and present.

Author Kit de Waal revisits a novel she has always struggled with - Thackeray's Vanity Fair, and she talks about The Big Book weekend - her new online literary festival (8 -10 May) which is part of the BBC's Culture in Quarantine initiative.

Composer Alex Woolf has written a series of pieces for the musicians of the London Mozart Players to play in their own homes. Tonight on Front Row we give the world premiere of Homespun Miniatures No.2, for violin and cello.

Main image: Nmon Ford

Presenter: Samira Ahmed
Producer: Timothy Prosser

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Nmon Ford

Eavan Boland remembered

Eavan Boland remembered
Image: Eavan Boland

Kit de Waal

Kit de Waal

 

Image: Kit de Waal

The Big Book Weekend is a three-day virtual festival that brings together the best of the cancelled UK literary festivals, beginning on 08 May 2020.  It is co-founded by the authors Kit de Waal and Molly Flatt, and is supported by the BBC and Arts Council England. 

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Alex Woolf

Alex Woolf

The online premier of Alex Woolf's composition Home in Miniature for Violin and Cello  is performed by the London Mozart Players  on 29 April 2020.

Image: Alex Woolf, 2019

Image credit: ORA Singers

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