The Second African Concert Series
The Second African Concert Series at the Wigmore Hall will be held on Saturday May 13th under the directorship of the Series founder, Dr Rebeca Omordia, who begins the day’s three concerts at 11.30 with a solo piano recital, ‘African Pianism’. Dr Omordia opens her...
Newbury Spring Festival
Artists appearing at this year’s Newbury Spring Festival include Jess Gillam, Steven Osborne, Lucy Crowe, Sir John Tomlinson, Symphonic Brass of London, The Tallis Scholars, Barry Douglas, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Doric String Quartet, Ben Goldscheider,...
2022 Presteigne Festival
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Leslie Howard: Great Russian masters at Wigmore Hall
Leslie Howard’s all Russian programme for his annual concert at Wigmore Hall on July 18th at 7.30pm should be warmly welcomed. At such a time of international tension, it is of course unproductive to blame a whole country for the malpractices of its leaders, and...
A New Bliss Biography and celebratory Recital
The Arthur Bliss Society presents a Talk and Recital featuring Arthur Bliss and Ian Venables at the Birmingham and Midland Institute (9, Margaret Street, Birmingham) on Saturday October 29 at 2.30pm. Paul Spicer will talk about his recently-published biography – Sir...
Beethoven Birthday Marathon from Julian Jacobson
On November 12th, Julian Jacobson will perform the Beethoven Marathon – all 32 piano sonatas from memory - in celebration of his 75th birthday at St. John’s Church Waterloo London SE1, from 9 am to 10 pm. The performance will be in three sessions (morning, afternoon,...
Oxford Lieder Festival’s 21st Year
This year’s Oxford Lieder Festival will contain nearly 80 events. The Festival’s title, Friendship in Song: An Intimate Art, focuses on song as an art-form that grew up around the piano, at social gatherings and salons, among friends. Nearly 200 singers,...
New Recital Series from Lisa Peacock Concert Management
Lisa Peacock Concert Management Ltd announces the greatly anticipated appearance in London of Juan Pérez Floristán, Gold Medallist of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition 2021 in music by Chopin, Liszt, Wagner/Liszt and Beethoven on Saturday...
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Oxford Lieder Festival
October 14 – 29, 2022
The Oxford Lieder Festival (from 14 – 29 October) will celebrate its 21st birthday this autumn, coming of age in a fortnight that focuses on song as an intimate art form with its origins in friendship and conviviality. An array of artists will appear in around 80 events, encompassing the great works of the repertoire alongside new works and exciting discoveries.
Song is a form of music-making that grew around the piano, social gatherings and salons, among friends. Composers wrote many of their finest songs for these settings, often inspired by their friendships with other composers, poets and painters. This vast range of repertoire will steer the Festival programme inside the traditional concert halls and into some of Oxford’s smaller venues for a more informal and intimate concert experience.
World-leading singers appearing at the Festival include Dame Sarah Connolly, Christoph Prégardien, Kate Royal, Carolyn Sampson, Camilla Tilling, Dorothea Röschmann, Roderick Williams, Birgid Steinberger, Thomas Oliemans, Claire Booth, Benjamin Appl, Christopher Purves, and James Gilchrist, amongst many others. Mark Padmore will be Artist in Residence. Singers appearing for the first time include Lestyn Davies, Christine Rice, Werner Güra, Sarah Wegener and Julian Prégardien. The cream of the new generation will also be showcased through the latest Oxford Lieder Young Artists, with singers Marie-Laure Garnier, Hugh Cutting, Stuart Jackson, Jessica Cale and Helen Charlston.
British-Chinese composer Alex Ho will be Associate Composer for the next two years, and the world premiere of his new song cycle commissioned by Oxford Lieder will be given at the Festival by Fleur Baron and Kunal Lahiry.
A residential mastercourse will be led by Mark Padmore, and study days will be given by Graham Johnson, Natasha Loges, Philip Bullock and Gavin Plumley. A lunchtime series focusing on Vaughan Williams – whose 150th anniversary falls just before the Festival – given by BBC New Generation artists past and present, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, will include the world premiere of a new cycle by Ian Venables, written as a companion piece to Vaughan Williams’s On Wenlock Edge, performed by Alessandro Fisher, William Vann and the Navarra Quartet. Passes are on sale now from www.oxfordlieder.co.uk / telephone 01865 591276. General Booking opens on 4 July