26 Sea Orpheus

, Start Time: 10:30, End Time: 12:00 Stromness Town Hall Church Road, Stromness KW16 3BA

Tabea Debus with her recorder


A specially created concert mixes poetry and prose against an eclectic musical backdrop. Taking the theme of the land, sea and the coastline of Scotland and mixing the poetry of Orkney poets George Mackay Brown, Edwin Muir and Robert Rendall with other writers, this event is an immersive, flowing mix of literature with music. Award-winning performer Tabea Debus brings her unique talent and an array of recorders to survey music old and new alongside the delicate accompaniments of Alon Sariel’s mandolin and theorbo. They are joined by the rich vocal tones of Crawford Logan the well-known Scottish actor.

Winner of the Concert Artists Guild, New York, Tabea Debus has been hailed as a ‘charismatic virtuoso’ bringing the recorder to new audiences with her brilliant performances and investigations of music old and new. Alon Sariel has a flourishing international career and is interested in both early and new music as player and
conductor. He leads the Concerto Foscari and has just recorded Beethoven’s mandolin repertoire.

Tabea Debus Recorders
Alon Sariel Mandolin and Theorbo
Crawford Logan Speaker

Repertoire to include 

John Dowland Flow my tears
Purcell Music from the Tempest
Philip Cashian The Language of Birds
Couperin Rossignols
Vivaldi La Tempesta di Mare
Locke The Tempest
Francesco Barsant Old Scots Tunes and jigs, dances and shanties.

Full-price Tickets £18.00
Unreserved £11.00

Concessions £14.00, £8.00


Location Map

Stromness Town Hall

Church Road KW16 3BA

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St Magnus International Festival, 13 Albert Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HP

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St Magnus Festival is a charity registered in Scotland. Scottish Charity No SC011666. Company Number SC073825.

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