IGRCT Donors' Celebration: Ancient and Modern Love

5 December 2015, 5.30 PM - 5 December 2015, 7.00 PM

Clifton Hill House, Lower Clifton Hill, Clifton, BS8 1BX, Bristol

Join us in the Music Drawing Room in Clifton Hill House as we recognise the generosity of the IGRCT’s benefactors with 'Ancient and Modern Love’, a concert to celebrate the life and work of John Addington Symonds, whose 175th anniversary we observed earlier in October.
Bristol-born Symonds was an influential scholar, public intellectual, and prolific writer in Victorian Britain. His works, ranging from ancient Greek poetry to the Italian Renaissance and modern ethical issues closely match the Institute’s promotion of research linking ancient and modern. On the 5 December we will hear, for the first time ever, Symonds’ poetry set to music by the acclaimed British composer Ian Venables, recently described by the BBC Music Magazines as ‘one of the finest song composers of his generation’, who will be present at the concert. You are invited to sit back and enjoy the performance in the aptly named Symonds Drawing Room in his old family home, Clifton Hill House.
The concert will be followed by a drinks reception.
All are welcome at this free event. Booking required via Eventbrite.

John Addington Symonds on a sledge at Davos, University of Bristol Library, Special Collections (DM377)

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