WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
In the year that marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and Music in the Round's 30th anniversary, Music in the Round presents a programme of world class chamber music exploring emotional extremes and turmoil. Love and War is one of almost 50 events selected to be a part of Yorkshire Festival 2014 - the first ever arts festival to precede the Grand Depart of the Tour De France in its 111 year history. The concerts feature the emotional intensity of Wagner in love, Haydn's contemplation of Christ's Last Words from the Cross, Prokoviev's dismay at "a world out of balance" in 1942 and a world premiere from associate composer Charlie Piper inspired by letters from the trenches. There is even a place in proceedings for Oliver Cromwell's musical tastes.