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Format: 2019-10-23
Format: 2019-10-23
  • 30 October 2019 - 7:30pm
    Flanders Symphony Orchestra
    Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Jose Luis Gomez, Miloš Karadaglić
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    Be transported to the courtyards of Seville, the shaded gardens of the Palace of Aranjuez and the heat of the bullring by this concert programme. 'Hottest guitarist in the world' (The Sunday Times), Miloš Karadaglic brings his trademark skill and charisma to guitar music by Rodrigo and Villa-Lobos, completing an evening of glamour and sunshine.

    Part of the Zurich International Orchestral Series 2019/20.

    Overture from Il barbiere di Siviglia, 'The Barber of Seville'
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Concierto de Aranjuez
    Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999)
    3 Preludes for guitar
    Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
    El amor brujo (Love, the magician)
    Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
    Concert Suite from Carmen
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
  • 29 October 2019 - 6:30pm
    In Mutual Admiration | Asako Ogawa (harpsichord)
    Asako Ogawa
    Handel House London W1K 4HB
    United Kingdom

    Asako Ogawa (harpsichord) presents Rameau’s A minor Suite side by side with Handel’s D minor Suite, exploring the possibility that the former was modelled on the latter.

    Suite in D minor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Suite in A minor for harpsichord
    Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
  • 25 October 2019 - 1:05pm
    Oxford Lieder Festival - Solitude: Ilker Arcayürek (tenor)/Hartmut Höll (piano)
    Hartmut Höll, Ilker Arcayürek
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SD
    United Kingdom

    Austrian tenor Ilker Arcayürek has been described by The Guardian as ‘in a class of his own’, and Opera Now wrote of him, in their list of Top Ten Rising Stars, as a ‘golden and natural lyric tenor’. We are delighted that he will give his Festival debut with the world-renowned pianist Hartmut Höll. Their all-Schubert programme includes the Beethoven-inspired ‘Einsamkeit’ (‘Solitude’), as well as a number of favourite songs.

  • 25 October 2019 - 5:30pm
    Oxford Lieder Festival - Visions de L'amen: Owen-Apekisheva Duo
    Charles Owen, Katya Apekisheva
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SD
    United Kingdom

    In the second of their concerts this year, the Owen-Apekisheva Duo perform Messiaen’s epic masterpiece for two pianos, Visions de l’amen. It was written in 1943 and performed in the same year by the composer and his student and future wife, Yvonne Loriod.

    Visions de l'amen, for 2 pianos
    Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
  • 25 October 2019 - 7:45pm
    Oxford Lieder Festival – Dreams: Dorothea Röschmann and Malcolm Martineau
    Dorothea Röschmann, Malcolm Martineau
    St John the Evangelist Church Oxford OX4 1EH
    United Kingdom

    Two of today’s great artists, known for their performances together on disc and in leading halls and festivals the world over, perform songs by Schubert and Schumann, together with Mahler’s glorious Rückert Lieder. They conclude tonight’s programme with Wagner’s astonishing Wesendonck Lieder, the last of which, ‘Traüme’ (‘Dreams’) served as a study for his opera Tristan und Isolde.

    5 Rückert Lieder
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
    Wesendonck Lieder
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
  • 25 October 2019 - 10:00pm
    Oxford Lieder Festival: Harawi - Gweneth Ann Rand and Simon Lepper
    Gweneth Ann Rand, Simon Lepper
    St John the Evangelist Church Oxford OX4 1EH
    United Kingdom

    Setting his own texts, in the spirit of Wagner and Debussy, Messiaen’s epic song cycle Harawi was inspired by Peruvian folklore and the indigenous Quechuan language. The first of his ‘Tristan Trilogy’ (with echoes of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde), the work explores love that can only be truly fulfilled in death. Gweneth Ann Rand is an acclaimed interpreter of Messiaen and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to present this astonishing cycle.

    Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
  • 26 October 2019 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by candlelight | The Piccadilly Sinfonietta
    Martyn Jackson, The Piccadilly Sinfonietta, Warren Mailley-Smith
    St Ann's Church Manchester M2 7LF
    United Kingdom

    Celebrate the end of the week with The Piccadilly Sinfonietta, an exciting new orchestra featuring some of the UK’s most outstanding young professional musicians, led by the sensational violinist Martyn Jackson.This dynamic ensemble present a programme of some of the greatest classical music ever written including Vivaldi’s masterpiece, 'The Four Seasons' in the beautiful surroundings of St Ann’s Church, in the heart of Manchester, by the evocative glow of candlelight.

    This special concert also features exceptional british pianist Warren Mailley-Smith, who has developed a large following across the UK thanks to his effortless technique and charismatic charm. One of his most extraordinary achievements is performing the complete solo works (3.5 million notes) of Frederick Chopin from memory. Mailley-Smith is a firm favourite with the Royal Family and he has been featured as Classic FM CD of the Week.

    Concerto for harpsichord (originally oboe d'amore) and strings in A
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Divertimento for strings No 2 in B flat, 'Salzburg Symphony' No 2
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • 26 October 2019 - 11:00am
    Oxford Lieder Festival - Study Day: The Boy's Magic Horn
    Doriana Tchakarova, Konstantin Krimmel
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SD
    United Kingdom

    We explore the Grimm Brothers’ fairy-stories and wonder-tales, and the magical language of Des Knaben Wunderhorn, the collection of folk poetry first published in Heidelberg. Joanna Neilly and Anthony Phelan will trace the sources and resources that reinvent German language and identity in these Heidelberg years when the Romantic movement pioneered a style for later important song poets. The lunchtime concert is given by prize-winners of this year’s prestigious Das Lied competition, held in Heidelberg; and Ben Haggarty, master storyteller and founder of the Crick Crack Club, and multi-instrumentalist Sherry Robinson give their acclaimed telling of Brothers Grimm tales.

    3-event 'Grimm' ticket: £25

    11am - 11.45am (£3)

    Grimm Tales and Magical Songs, with Joanna Neilly and Anthony Phelan.

    12pm - 1pm (£12)

    Settings of Des Knaben Wunderhorn by Mahler, Loewe, Mendelssohn, Strauss and others, with Konstantin Krimmel (winner of Second Prize and the Audience Prize at Das Lied) and Doriana Tchakarova making their UK recital debut.

    1pm - 2pm

    Lunch break

    2pm - 3.15pm (£10)

    Grim Grimms, with Ben Haggarty and Sherry Robinson: ‘the fresh dose of magic you need in your life’ (Everything Theatre).

  • 26 October 2019 - 7:30pm
    Oxford Lieder Festival – Dangerous Liaisons: Louise Alder, Nikolay Borchev
    Louise Alder, Nikolay Borchev, Sholto Kynoch
    St John the Evangelist Church Oxford OX4 1EH
    United Kingdom

    Love, omnipresent in song, is a dangerous game, from the fatal allure of the Lorelei to foolish dares undertaken in its name. Louise Alder and Nikolay Borchev bring the Festival to a thrilling close, with songs by Schubert, Liszt, Schumann and others. Louise Alder gave a sensational concert at the 2018 Festival, not long after her triumph at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. Belarusian baritone Nikolay Borchev has been hailed for his performances at the Royal Opera House, Edinburgh Festival, Glyndebourne Festival Opera and other major venues internationally, as well as for his passionate, committed recitals. Two superb artists for an uplifting finale to this year’s Festival.

  • 27 October 2019 - 7:30pm
    Xoga: Women's Voices
    Alba Cid, Sarah Berger, Tamara Lorenzo Gabeiras, Valerie Clare Sanders
    Omnibus Theatre London SW4 0QW
    United Kingdom

    Artistic Director Tamara Lorenzo Gabeiras brings back Xoga with an all-female ensemble performing in music and words. The programme features inspiring works by female composers including Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio as well as poetry readings. Women’s Voices puts a spotlight on strong and original voices that were, and perhaps still are, neglected in the arts.

    Piano Trio in G minor
    Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896)
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