Thursday 26th January 2023, 7.30pm. Counterpoise at Wigmore Hall. Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP. Programme: John Casken's new work The Shackled King, a music drama based on the King Lear story; also including Brunnhilde's Dream, a sequence of songs by Wagner, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, Zemlinsky, Berg, Szymanowski, Henze, and Muller-Hermann, devised by Barry Millington. Featuring Sir John Tomlinson, bass; and Rozanna Madylus, mezzo-soprano. Counterpoise: Fenella Humphreys, violin; Samuel Ewens, trumpet; Kyle Horch, saxophones and clarinet; Anna Tilbrook, piano. Due to the covid-related withdrawal of Sir John Tomlinson, The Shackled King was not performed, replaced instead by further songs for mezzo-soprano by Alma and Gustav Mahler, Richard Wagner, and instrumental pieces by Clara Schumann and Lili Boulanger.