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Unity in Music Concert

SUNDAY MAY 22ND 2016, 3PM
GREAT HALL,
DARTINGTON,
TOTNES TQ9 6EL

Concert in aid of South Devon Refugee Support Network and the White House Project
DARTINGTON CHAMBER ORCHESTRA,
Conductor :
Leader :

Merit Ariane Stephanos :
Louai Alhenawi :

Oliver Butterworth
Marcus Broome

Voice
Nay and Arab Percussion

Henry Purcell (1659-95) :
Gamal Abdel Rahim (1924-1988) Egypt :
Halim El Dabh (b.1921) Egypt :
Amr Okba (b.1972) Egypt :
Helen Glatz (1908-1996) :
Georg Handel (1685-1759) :
Chacony
Little Suite for Strings
Aria for Strings
Solo for Clarinet
Elegy for Solo Violin
Lascia ch’io pianga from Rinaldo
Interval
Kareem Roustom (b.1971) Syria :
Mohammed Sidiq (b.1962) Iraq/Jordan :
Arab Popular Songs :

Dabke
Dialog for Nay and Flute
Aatiene il Naya (Give me the nay and sing for me) with nay solo
Ya Zahratan (oh flower of my imagination)
Hanna il Sikran (John the drunk)
Il bint el shalabeyya (the girl with the almond eyes)

Dartington Hall Box Office
Telephone:01803 847070

www.Dartington.org

 

 

What is talent?

So here’s my question: what is talent?

Innocuous enough, until we really start to delve deeper.  What do I mean by that question?  Do I mean how can talent be identified?  Or do I mean what do people think talent is?  Or do I ask what is the meaning of the word talent?

Getting more complex now: words, as T.S. Eliot wrote, creak and crack under the strain of meaning. Words have always been rather perplexing in the world of Nicola: I have never really found the words to make my thoughts translate accurately into sentences.  And when I speak, the real voice that lives in my head goes ‘that’s not what I meant at all!  How did that come out of my mouth?’.

So what is talent?  and what do each and everyone of us who use the word mean when we speak or write it?

More questions: if we don’t know what we or others mean when they use the word talent, how can we (educationalists, musicians, artists, business people) ever accurately identify it,.let alone nurture it?  And does it need nurturing – or will it just rise to the top?

What is talent? other than perplexing and slippery as a word?