The Pity of War

Presented by Poems on the Underground and the Apollo Chamber Players, Conductor David Chernaik

Including a new piece by Evelyn Ficarra: War Poems : the dead returning lightly dance
for mixed ensemble and recorded sound

Wed Nov 2nd, 2016, 6.30pm for 7pm
London Transport Museum, Cubic Theatre and Foyer, Covent Garden
This new piece will be heard in the context of a music and poetry evening produced by Poems on the Underground:

Tickets: £15/12 concessions (to include a glass of wine, beer or soft drink on arrival), from LTM Box Office 020 7565 7298 or

Join us for an evening of poetry and music reflecting on themes of war and peace, and featuring the world premier of War Poems: the dead returning lightly dance, a new commission by the composer Evelyn Ficarra. This electro-acoustic piece includes recorded poetry in several languages from the works of Siegfried Sassoon, Guillaume Apollinaire, Georg Trakl and other poets from the First World War.

The programme will also include poetry readings by the well-known children’s poet Michael Rosen and a chamber performance of ‘Metamorphosen’ by Richard Strauss, his lament for the destruction of war.