This concert series showcases music that inspired Virginia Woolf’s writing and that directly responds to her work, including new commissions, world premieres, and little-known music by women composers.
Virginia Woolf famously stated ‘I always think of my books as music before I write them,’ and her writing continues to influence composers who have set her words or been inspired by her novels. This concert series explores the role of music in Woolf’s work, life and afterlives. It highlights, through concert programmes, public lectures, broadcasts and study days, the central role of music in the literary experiments – and in the feminism, pacifism and cosmopolitanism – of this seminal modernist writer. Later concerts explore music’s role in the creative and social lives of the Bloomsbury Group more widely. The series is a collaboration between pianist Lana Bode (Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London) and Dr Emma Sutton (University of St Andrews).
Concerts will be taking place in venues in Scotland, London, Cambridge, Leeds and elsewhere during 2016-17. Please do visit this site again as details are added.