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Salon Séance for Benjamin Britten at Crypt Sessions

On December 4, 2019, Benjamin Britten will have officially been dead for 43 years. On the anniversary of his death, the performers of this program will summon the spirit of the composer via a carefully-crafted program, tracing his life through a series of musical movements mixed with read letters and reflections. At the heart of the narrative is Britten’s relationship with poet W.H. Auden, and their struggle to find an answer to a question that remains ever-more relevant in our present day: ‘How can we live in a broken world?’