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Allan Clayton gives the World Premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's song cycle

Allan Clayton joins the Britten Sinfonia and Andrew Gourlay to give the world premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's Refugee for tenor and chamber orchestra at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest on 19 September. The new work questions what it means to be a refugee, now and through the ages, using texts by poets which include Benjamin Zephaniah and Emily Dickinson.

The UK premiere is on 20 September at Milton Court in London.

Read more about the poetry in this new work.

Mark-Anthony Turnage discusses why he wrote Refugee and how he set about choosing and setting the poetry.