Katharine Dain en Sam Armstrong © Jasper Grijpink

Katharine Dain & Sam Armstrong 

Boulanger, Fauré, Debussy and Szymanowski 
  • Sun 20 Nov ’22
    11:00 - 12:30
    doors open 10:00
    Jurriaanse Zaal

What to do during a lockdown? For soprano Katharine Dain, the answer was simple: host dear friend and brilliant pianist slash Brexit refugee Sam Armstrong. Those months together in Rotterdam-Zuid result in a debut album that not only received a lot of appraisal in reviews, but even Edison Award. It’s time for a follow-up, which they will start in de Doelen. Their new project center around the way to long overlooked song cycle by Lili Boulanger, Clairières dans le ciel. Dain and Armstrong combine this cycle with songs and piano compositions by Debussy, Fauré and – it might come as a surprise: Szymanowski. 


Debussy De rêve, from Proses lyriques | Debussy La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune| Szymanowski Samotny księżyc, from Pieśni Księżniczi z Baśni, op. 31/1 | Szymanowski O tej godzinie, w której miasto śpi, from Pieśni Muezzina Szalonego, op. 42/5 | Szymanowski Grob Hafisa | Faure nocturne in D flat major, op. 63 | L. Boulanger Clairières dans le ciel


Katharine Dain soprano | Sam Armstrong piano