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No Music on a Dead Planet

Tuesday 4 June 2024 - Wednesday 5 June 2024

Chamber music meets art, activism and hope in this lunchtime concert exploring the relationship between human society and the planet we live on. This programme aims to give a relaxed space in which to explore hope and powerlessness in the face of climate change. As an antidote to denial and avoidance, we can use the universal language of music and art as a way to inspire human compassion and resourcefulness. Each of the pieces in the concert will be paired with a projected visual artwork, as well as a suggestion of a simple idea about combating the climate crisis.

Works by Ethel Smyth, Lili Boulanger and Florence Price appear alongside contemporary pieces, including Sarah Jenkins’s The Lonely Tree of Llyn Padarn and the Welsh premiere of Lucy Armstrong’s The Whale’s Cabaret. Through No Music on a Dead Planet, we’re putting a positive spin on planetary panic.

Image © 2018 Florence & Reuben Maunders


Lynn Henderson, horn

Haim Choi, violin

Joe Howson, piano


  1. Lili Boulanger Nocturne
  2. Lucy Armstrong The Whale’s Cabaret
  3. Aran O’Grady Melatonin
  4. Ethel Smyth Concerto for Horn and Violin, II. In Memoriam
  5. Sarah Jenkins The Lonely Tree of Llyn Padarn
  6. Florence Anna Maunders Dendroforms

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