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Origin: Scenes from the Wild

Immerse yourself in the diary of a young, autistic naturalist in the world premiere of Scenes from the Wild.

Commissioned for City of London Sinfonia’s 50th Anniversary Season, Scenes from the Wild is a dramatic song cycle based on the 2020 book by Dara McAnulty, Diary of a Young Naturalist, with music by Cheryl Frances-Hoad and text by librettist and musician Amanda Holden.

The tenor in the piece is reflective of McAnulty and the chamber orchestra adds the colour of the world around him, with each instrument giving their time to shine as they represent different birds throughout the 27 songs.

Joining City of London Sinfonia for these performances are tenor William Morgan and conductor Geoffrey Paterson, with movement direction from Sarah Dowling (Punchdrunk).

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