Willem Twee Toonzaal - 8 September - 12:30
The French Connection; an Anglo-French musical extravaganza following the life of Nicholas Lanier, a lutenist whose family fled France to England to escape religious persecution. Lanier went on to gain the title 'Master of the King's Music' in the Courts of Charles I & II and traveled extensively through Italy and France in his role, collecting art for his royal patrons. This performance weaves together music and poetry to paint a picture of courtly life across the channel.
Kat Carson is a versatile soprano with a passion for performances that bring something a little bit different to the table. She is specialised in the performance of Early music and has a passion for this repertoire. In much of her work, she incorporates storytelling, movement, dancing, acting and sometimes even artwork with her musical performances.
She is the co-founder of two Early Music ensembles; Nymphes et Monstres and TWB ensemble and has also worked with various ensembles from The Sixteen and Musica Secreta (whose CD ‘Lucrezia Borgia’s Daughter’ she also sang on) to the Galician Group Resonet. She has also performed in some of the largest venues in the UK and Netherlands; from the Royal Albert Hall to the Tivoli Vredenburg in Rotterdam, and has performed on both British Radio (radio 3) and Dutch radio (radio 4) on multiple occasions.