49a. On Wenlock Edge: Daniel Norman, Sholto Kynoch & Brodsky Quartet
20 October 2019, 15:00 - 15:45
This event is now sold out, but tickets are available for the later performance of On Wenlock Edge at 5.30pm (Event 49b).
In 2014, Oxford Lieder commissioned an animated film of Schubert’s Erlkönig from puppeteer Jeremy Hamway-Bidgood that has been viewed nearly 5 million times! Jeremy has now created a new animated film for Ralph Vaughan Williams’s settings of Housman, On Wenlock Edge, designed for live performance. In the newly refurbished auditorium at St John’s College, we are thrilled to welcome the world-renowned Brodsky Quartet, together with acclaimed tenor Daniel Norman and pianist Sholto Kynoch, for a performance of this masterpiece alongside a screening of this exciting new film. Songs by Purcell and Finzi are also included in the programme.
3.45pm: Coffee will be available for purchase in the St John’s College Auditorium foyer.
Watch a trailer of 'On Wenlock Edge':
Watch 'Erlkönig', the previous project from the same team that has now had nearly five million views on YouTube!
William Cornysh (1465 - 1523)Ah, Robin
Thomas Tallis (1505 - 1585)Third Tune for Archbishop Parker's Psalter
Orlando Gibbons (1583 - 1625)The Silver Swan
Michael Berkeley (b. 1948)Grenadier
Hubert Parry (1848 - 1918)To Lucasta, on going to the wars
Howard Skempton (b. 1947)Into my heart an air that kills
Gerald Finzi (1901 - 1956)Group 2 The Dance Continued (Op. 14) from A Young Man's Exhortation
- ~~~ Interval ~~~
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)
TenorDaniel Norman was a choral scholar at New College Oxford, where he read Engineering. He went on to study in the US and Canada and at the Royal Academy of Music. Concert performances have included Wozzeck with Daniel Harding and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Evangelist in Bach St John Passion at the Royal Festival Hall, Tippett A Child of Our Time with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Northern Sinfonia, Britten Les Illuminations and Mozart Requiem with Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic, Britten Nocturne with Edward Gardner, ... Read Full Biography
PianistSholto Kynoch is a sought-after pianist who specialises in chamber music and song accompaniment. In addition to a busy performance schedule and a fast-growing discography, he is the founder and director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, the UK’s most renowned song festival, which recently won a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award. In recent years he has appeared at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Berliner Konzerthaus, the Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore, the Opéra de Lille... Read Full Biography
String QuartetSince forming in 1972, the Brodsky Quartet have performed over 3,000 concerts on the major stages of the world and have released more than 60 recordings. A natural curiosity and an insatiable desire to explore has propelled the group in a number of artistic directions and continues to ensure them not only a prominent presence on the international chamber music scene, but also a rich and varied musical existence. Their energy and craftsmanship have attracted numerous awards and accolades worldwide, while their ongoing educational work provide... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
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....