Hearing Enchantment: Music Through Theosophy

Fry Street Quartet Play Live

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The Fry Street Quartet will perform a concert that explores the connections between music and Theosophy as part of the Leverhulme-funded network Enchanted Modernities: Theosophy and the Arts, 1875-1960. This will include rarely heard works from the twentieth-century British composers Cyril Scott and John Foulds. Scott found inspiration in the writings of Theosophical Society founder Helena Blavatsky, and Foulds worked for a time on behalf of the Society as director of music at the London headquarters. The concert will close with the music of Beethoven, a favourite musical topic in Theosophical journals and one of the composers often celebrated by Theosophists.

The Programme


John Foulds Aquarelles (Music-Pictures Group II) Op. 32 13’

Cyril Scott String Quartet, no. 2 (1958) 23’

* Intermission *

Beethoven  String Quartet in F, Op. 59 #1 40’

 The Tour 

6 MAY

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

School of Music, Corbett Road, CF10 3EB

7pm

Concert Hall

With a talk by Prof. Rachel Cowgill (Cardiff) and Dr. Chris Scheer (Utah State University), 6pm

Tickets are available online through Cardiff University Concert Hall's ticketing service ENTS 24

 

7 MAY

THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY

50 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8EA

7.30pm

Lecture Room

With pre-concert talk by Dr. James Mansell, 6.30pm

Tickets are available by emailing enchantedmodernities@york.ac.uk (please state that you require tickets for the London Venue) 

 

9 MAY

UNIVERSITY OF YORK

Heslington, York, YO10 5DD

12.30pm

3Sixty Space, Ron Cooke Hub, Campus East

With Reception at the Pioneering Spirit: Maud MacCarthy - Mysticism, Music and Modernity Exhibition, Borthwick Institute, 5.30pm

Tickets are available by emailing enchantedmodernities@york.ac.uk (please state that you require tickets for the York Venue)