“Beautifully lyrical music….” MONA FOMA Michael Lampard, baritone Karen Smithies, piano Jo St. Leon, viola Baha’i Centre, Hobart The great Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti was also a poet of note. His poetry, highly personal and biographical, was the inspiration for the three composers represented in this recital. Dmitri Shostakovich composed “Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti (1975)” in the last year of his life. This is tough but ultimately rewarding music, full of anger and foreboding. Michael Lampard exhibited a
Follow the link below to check out an ABC online video about Michael Lampard’s performance at MONA FOMA featuring the premiere of “Il Tempo Passa” by Matthew Dewey: “Mona Foma likes to be a festival of firsts and this year it’s featuring a world first with Michael Lampard’s performance of a special Tasmanian composition using the poetry of Renaissance artists Michelangelo.” —> Michelangelo’s poetry makes a world first at Mona Foma – ABC Hobart – Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Michael Lampard (Baritone) together with Jo St Leon (Viola) and Karen Smithies (Piano) will give the premiere of Matthew Dewey’s specially commissioned song cycle “Il Tempo Passa” in two concerts as part of the MONA FOMA festival. The cycle uses english translations of poems by Michelangelo. TIME PASSES Music to Michelangelo Michael Lampard – Baritone Karen Smithies – Piano Jo St. Leon – Viola A vocal recital as part of the 2011 Mona Foma Festival. Three modern song cycles based