Com­poser kicks off lec­tures

Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

THE NEW sea­son of Lan­g­ley Lec­tures kicks off with a talk by a lo­cal com­poser.

The se­ries take place each New Year for res­i­dents to gather for lec­tures on a va­ri­ety of sub­jects while rais­ing money for char­ity. They aim to teach peo­ple about the lo­cal area and wider world, in­clud­ing top­ics such as science, pol­i­tics, health, faith and mu­sic.

The first lec­ture of the 2016 sea­son is named Writ­ing an Opera – Anya 17 by Lan­g­ley res­i­dent and com­poser Adam Gorb.

Adam’s opera Anya 17 was com­posed in 2011 and has been per­formed in the UK, Ro­ma­nia, Ger­many and the USA. It deals with the sub­ject of con­tem­po­rary slav­ery, fo­cus­ing on sex traf­fick­ing be­tween East­ern and Western Europe.

The talk will de­scribe the jour­ney of writ­ing an opera from the first dis­cus­sion of sub­ject mat­ter with the li­bret­tist who writes the text and the prac­ti­cal­i­ties of ar­rang­ing per­for­mances.

Adam has lived in Lan­g­ley since 2000 and is an in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned com­poser and head of the school of com­po­si­tion at the Royal North­ern Col­lege of Mu­sic in Manch­ester.

The talk is to­day (Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 6) at 7.45pm at Lan­g­ley Chapel, on Main Road, Lan­g­ley. It’s the first of seven lec­tures planned. They are open to ev­ery­one and a sug­gested do­na­tion of £2.50 is re­quired.

Money goes to East Cheshire Hospice, the Rossendale Trust and Just Drop In.

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