New year entertainment at creative centre

Joanna Harries and Sholto Kynoch

A continuation of the popular Oxford Lieder series, this concert presents a glorious programme of romantic songs that looks north for inspiration.

As the centrepiece of this programme, outstanding mezzo-soprano Joanna Harries and renowned pianist Sholto Kynoch perform Grieg’s stunning, folk-infused cycle Haugtussa, that follows the mysterious young herding girl Haugtussa and her first love affair. They also include songs by Grieg’s contemporary and compatriot Agathe Backer-Grøndahl and the great Swedish romantic composer Wilhelm Stenhammar, alongside a selection of songs by Clara Schumann.

Joanna Harries is a 2021/22 young artist at the National Opera Studio in London. She was a choral scholar at the University of Cambridge and went on to train at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Alexander Gibson Opera Studio at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Joanna is a former Britten-Pears young artist and Handel House Talent artist, a current Opera Prelude young artist and was awarded the first Edith Brass prize for Lieder at the RCS.

Oxford Lieder has a mission to re-establish an appreciation of song; the meeting of words, music, languages and artistry that can be so powerful, yet which has been neglected in recent decades. It has a proven commitment to finding and promoting exceptional emerging talent, and stars of the future through both its annual Lieder festival in Oxford (a two week festival presenting over 50 concerts) and its regular concert series all across the UK. We are very pleased to continue this partnership into 2022 and encourage you to save the dates for upcoming concerts at Rye Creative Centre: Saturday, February 19 2022 and Saturday, May 14 2022

January 15 2022
Doors: 5:30pm
Performance time: 6pm – 7pm

Join us after the performance for a glass of prosecco and the chance for a Q&A with the performers.

Event end 7:30pm

The full programme is below:
Clara Schumann
Was weinst du, Blümlein? (Op.23, No.1)
Ich stand in dunklen Träumen (Op.13, No.1)

Edvard Grieg
1. Det syng
2. Veslemøy
3. Blåbær-Li
4. Møte
5. Elsk
6. Killingdans
7. Vond Dag
8. Ved Gjætle-Bekken
Wilhelm Stenhammar
Vid fönstret (Op.20, No.2)
Til en ros (Op.8, No. 4)
Jungfru blond och Jungfru brunett (Op.26, No. 4)

Agathe Backer-Grøndahl
Den vildene fugl (Op.65, No.1)
Forsilde (Op.65, No.2)
Sjaerer (Op.52, No.6)
Mot Kveld (Op.42, No.7)

Full texts and translations will be provided.

Image Credits: Oxford Lieder .


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