Oxford Lieder Festival 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 Hall, 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. The perfect way to pass a Sunday morning. The next programme is as follows:
Sunday December 1
Felix Kemp (baritone)
Sholto Kynoch (piano)
The exceptional baritone Felix Kemp performs a glorious programme of high romanticism. Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov may be better known for their symphonic and piano music, but they were also at the heart of the great Russian song tradition, and it is a treat to hear a selection of their most beautiful and moving songs.
Brahms’s Four Serious Songs were the last songs of this masterful composer and are poignant, tender and ultimately uplifting. Felix and Sholto also include a selection of songs by Hugo Wolf, whose imaginative and inspired setting of poetry to music reached its apex in his settings of the poet Eduard Mörike.
Felix Kemp is a young baritone on an exciting trajectory, who will soon be making his debut at the Royal Opera House, as well as Longborough Opera, Welsh National Opera and elsewhere. This is a fantastic way to begin our new season of Oxford Lieder recitals at Fairlight Hall.
All concerts last approximately 1 hour and are followed by coffee and cake.
Tickets £10 (including coffee and cake)
Tickets from http://bit.ly/2CB7IKN
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