Katherine Broderick – soprano Kathryn Stott – piano
Paul Whittaker – BSL interpreter
Performance Ensemble and local community performers
The songs of Franz Schubert’s song-cycle Winterreise have long been the sole territory of the male singer, yet the themes of displacement, loneliness and isolation could not be more universally relevant. Feeling adrift, whether it be literally; the displaced person seeking asylum in foreign lands, or metaphorically; the loneliness of being connected to the rest of the world via the internet yet having no real live connection, is a universal issue. Part of the human experience is to crave to be understood and this outsider, having accepted their solitary fate, walks on.
I arrived a stranger,
A stranger I depart.
Also featuring short creative responses to the theme of winter journeys developed by community groups in Beeston and Holbeck, Chapeltown, and Seacroft, working with Performance Ensemble.