The second season of this exciting collaboration between Fairlight Hall and the Oxford Lieder Festival (OLF) begins this month. This is the UK’s biggest and most renowned festival of classical song, and the recipient of a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award. As well as presenting many of the world’s greatest musicians in Oxford each October, Oxford Lieder supports the very brightest artists of the new generation both at the Festival and further afield throughout the year.
Over the course of the year, Oxford Lieder’s artistic director – the pianist Sholto Kynoch – will introduce exceptional emerging professional singers to Fairlight, in a range of programmes designed to appeal to all and to showcase brilliant young voices and glorious music. Sholto will give a spoken introduction to each programme, and there will be a chance to meet the artists informally over coffee after each of the performances. This is a perfect way to pass a Sunday morning.
On Sunday, January 27. soprano Alice Privett will be performing songs by Schubert, Straus and Wolf.
Alice Privett made a sensational impression at last year’s Oxford Lieder Festival, giving an exceptional performance of Schoenberg’s seminal Pierrot Lunaire as well as stepping in at short notice for songs by Zemlinsky. Alice grew up in Hastings and is delighted to be giving this recital on “home turf”.
With Schubert’s birthday just a few days away (January 31), we celebrate his rich legacy with a number his songs that include the famous settings of Goethe’s character Mignon, from his epic novel Wilhelm Meister. Alice also performs Strauss’s Ophelia songs and songs from Hugo Wolf’s Spanish Songbook.
All events begin at 11am. Concerts last approximately one hour and are followed by coffee and cake.
Tickets are £10 (including refreshments)
A season pass is available – all five concerts for the price of four.