56. The Winter Journey: Roderick Williams, Nicholas Mogg, Christopher Glynn
21 October 2019, 20:00 - 21:50
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.
BaritoneRoderick Williams is active in the opera house, on the concert platform and in recital, encompassing a repertoire from the baroque to world premieres. In 2016 he won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Singer of the year award. Opera engagements have included for Royal Opera House Covent Garden Schaunard/La bohème and Ned Keene/Peter Grimes; for English National Opera Papageno/Die Zauberflöte, Pollux in Rameau’s Castor and Pollux, and Jaufre Rudel in Saariaho’s L’amour de loin ,as well as world premie... Read Full Biography
PianistChristopher 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. In 2018 he became the Artistic Director of the new Chiltern Arts Festival. Described by The Times as ‘a superb accompanist’ and praised in Gramophone for his ‘breathtakin... Read Full Biography
BassNicholas Mogg recently graduated from the Opera Course at the Royal Academy of Music. He is an Oxford Lieder Young Artist, a Britten-Pears Young Artist, a Park Lane Group Young Artist, and a Drake Calleja Scholar. Nicholas won the 2017 Royal Over-Seas League Singers’ Prize and the Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Award. Nicholas is grateful for the support of the Robert Easton Award, Drake Calleja Trust, Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Award, and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. He read music at Clare College, Cambridge, where he was a ... 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....