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4. Schubert and Grieg: Camilla Tilling, Neal Davies, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Jac van Steen

11 October 2019, 19:30 - 21:30


Concert

Evening


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Town Hall

St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1BX



Thrilling orchestral songs with two top singers; BBC National Orchestra of Wales with the leading Dutch conductor Jac van Steen; songs of myths, legends and Nordic landscapes: a spectacular opening-night concert in the splendour of Oxford’s Town Hall.

Music by Schubert includes part of the incidental music of Rosamunde, as well as songs from mythology including ‘Prometheus’ and ‘Erlkönig’, in orchestrations by Berlioz, Brahms and Reger. BBC NOW also performs the first of Grieg’s Peer Gynt suites, with the hair-raising ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’, alongside songs from Peer Gynt including the haunting ‘Solveig’s Song’. The programme also features Sibelius’s masterful tone-poem for soprano and orchestra, Luonnotar, setting texts from the Kalevala.


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Camilla Tilling

Camilla Tilling

Soprano

A winning combination of beautiful voice and musical versatility has played no small part in sustaining Camilla Tilling’s top flight career which has now spanned two decades. An acclaimed early debut at New York City Opera launched her career on an international trajectory which has since seen performances on the world’s major opera, concert and recital stages while simultaneously building an impressive discography. A successful debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) was the start of a rela... Read Full Biography
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Neal Davies

Neal Davies

Bass

Neal Daviesstudied at King's College, London, and the RAM, and won the Lieder Prize at the 1991 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. He has appeared with the Oslo Philharmonic under Jansons, the BBCSO under Boulez, the Cleveland and Philharmonia Orchestras under Dohnanyi, the COE under Harnoncourt, the OAE under Brüggen, the Gabrieli Consort under McCreesh, the Hallé Orchestra under Elder, Concerto Koeln under Bolton, the Scottish chamber Orchestra with Adam Fischer, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra with Edward Gardner, ... Read Full Biography
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BBC National Orchestra of Wales

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

For 90 years, BBC National Orchestra of Wales has been at the heart of the cultural landscape of Wales, and occupying a distinctive role as both broadcast and national symphony orchestra. It performs a busy schedule of concerts throughout Wales and the rest of the UK, led by its artistic team of Principal Guest Conductor Xian Zhang, Conductor Laureate Tadaaki Otaka and Composer-in-Association Huw Watkins. Part of BBC Wales and supported by the Arts Council of Wales, the Orchestra is an ambassador for Welsh music, championing contemporary com... Read Full Biography
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Jac van Steen

Jac van Steen

Conductor

Jac van Steen was born in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and studied at the Brabants Conservatory of Music. He was Permanent Guest Conductor of the Bochum Symphony Orchestra in Germany (1992–4), Music Director of the Deutsches National Theatre in Weimar and Chief Conductor of the Staatskapelle Weimer (2002–5) and General Music Director of Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra and Opera Theatre Dortmund (2007–12). His other past positions including Chief Conductor of Nuremburg Symphony Orchestra, Chief Conductor and Music Director of... Read Full Biography

This event is part of a series:

Tales of Beyond - Magic, Myths and Mortals

The 18th Oxford Lieder Festival will explore life, death, and the mysterious areas between and beyond. Sprites and nymphs cause mayhem and mischief, while legends abound from Greco-Roman sagas to the Lorelei and the Erlking. Storytelling with the Crick Crack Club, a ghost tour, a magic show and more all complement the myriad concerts, masterclasses and study events over a packed fortnight....