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Living Song: Lotte Betts-Dean and Ensemble x.y

01 April 2020, 20:00 - 21:30



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Lotte Betts-Dean and Joseph Havlat were winners of the 2019 Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform and are both members of Ensemble x.y, a London-based group of performers, composers and curators specializing in new music and contemporary performance practice. Tonight they perform a dazzling array of works for voice and chamber ensemble by living composers including Per Nørgård, Kaija Saariaho, Peter Eötvös, Edison Denisov and Salvatore Sciarrino.

Lotte Betts-Dean mezzo-soprano
Joseph Havlat piano
Alyson Frazier flute
Cecilia Bignall cello

Members of the Schubert Circle enjoy a special concert and reception at Rycote Park this evening.

To find out more about becoming a member of the Schubert Circle and supporting the work of Oxford Lieder, please contact [email protected]


A Full Spring Song Pass is available to purchase for £190 representing the best value for the best value for those attending all Spring Song Events.

A Mastercourse Pass* is available to purchase for £45: the best value for those attending 9 sessions or more throughout the week.

An Evening Concert Pass is also available for £165.

All Spring Song Passes are available to purchase on the Booking page.

*Please note, the Mastercourse Pass does not include any evening concerts or the Mastercouse concert on Saturday 4 April 2020.

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Ensemble x.y

Ensemble x.y


Ensemble x.y is a London based group of performers, composers and curators specializing in new music and contemporary performance practice. Dedicated to the creation and performance of new works in intersecting fields such as music, performance art, art activism, sound art, radio art and art/science, Ensemble x.y has commissioned and performed over 100 new works by UK and International composers since their founding in late 2014. Their most recent performances include appearances at the Waterloo Music festivals, City University, St John&r... Read Full Biography

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Spring Song 2020

Coronavirus: This event has sadly been cancelled - please see this news item for details We’re thrilled to present this newly expanded Spring Song festival, which features outstanding concerts every evening and is the new home of our renowned residential Mastercourse. We welcome exceptional artists for the concert series, several of whom also appear as guest tutors on the ...

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