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56. Winter Journey: Roderick Williams, Nicholas Mogg, Christopher Glynn

21 October 2019, 20:00 - 21:50


Concert

Evening


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Saint John the Evangelist

Iffley Road,
Oxford,
OX4 1EH



Roderick Williams continues his survey of the Schubert cycles, in English translations by Jeremy Sams, with pianist Christopher Glynn. Tonight’s ‘Winter Journey’ is preceded by a new cycle, World of Ice, commissioned from Ross Griffey, whom Festival audiences met last year during his events as an Albi Rosenthal Visiting Fellow at the Bodleian Libraries. He sets texts based on nineteenth-century Arctic exploration with his trademark wit and poignancy.


Artist Portrait

Roderick Williams

Roderick Williams

Baritone

Roderick Williams is one of the most sought after baritones of his generation and performs a wide repertoire from baroque to contemporary music in the opera house, on the concert platform and in recital. He enjoys relationships with all the major UK opera houses and has sung world premieres of operas by, among others, David Sawer, Sally Beamish, Michael van der Aa, Robert Saxton and Alexander Knaifel. Roderick Williams has performed with all the BBC orchestras, and many other ensembles including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, ... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Christopher Glynn

Christopher Glynn

Pianist

Christopher Glynn is a Grammy award-winning pianist and accompanist, working with leading singers, instrumentalists and ensembles in concerts, broadcasts and recordings throughout the world. He is also Artistic Director of the Ryedale Festival, programming around 60 events each year in the many beautiful and historic venues of Ryedale, North Yorkshire. Described by The Times as ‘a superb accompanist’ and praised in Gramophone for his ‘breathtaking sensitivity’, Chris has performed with singers including Sir Thoma... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Nicholas Mogg

Nicholas Mogg

Bass

Winner of the 2017 Royal Over-Seas League Singers Section, Nicholas Mogg has recently completed his studies on the Opera Course at the Royal Academy of Music with Mark Wildman and Iain Ledingham. In 2018, he received a Young Artist Development Award through the Glyndebourne New Generation Programme, supporting his current National Opera Studio course. In September 2019, he joins the Studio at the Staatsoper Hamburg. He is an Oxford Lieder Young Artist, a Britten-Pears Young Artist, a Park Lane Group Young Artist, a Live Music Now Artist, ... 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....