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29. The Story of the Rose

15 October 2020, 15:00 - 16:00


Song Connections

Study Event


This event will be broadcast from Oxford Botanic Garden


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Presented in association with TORCH, with support from the Humanities Cultural Programme, and the Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum

The rose has been a symbol in poetry and song, in varying guises, since time immemorial. We look at some of these appearances from Purcell to the present day, linking them to wider cultural representations and learning about their botanical characteristics.

Laura Tunbridge, Professor of Music at St Catherine’s College, explores a selection of songs by Purcell, Schubert, Fauré, Grieg and others, looking at roses in themes of love, Christianity, Orientalism, and death. Simon Hiscock, Director of the Botanic Garden, illuminates the botanical history of the rose, explains hybridization and how it is possible for the Botanic Garden to ‘commission’ a new rose for its 400th anniversary in 2021.

British-Australian soprano Lauren Lodge-Campbell is fast establishing a reputation as a thrilling young singer, with numerous prizes and impressive engagements already to her name. We’re especially delighted to welcome her back to the Festival as she attended our Mastercourse in 2016, studying with Wolfgang Holzmair. She is joined by pianist Dylan Perez, who is already in great demand as an outstanding song pianist and is a former Oxford Lieder Young Artist.

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The talk and music for this event will be pre-recorded, but will be introduced live by our speakers, who will also be available to answer any questions at the end. During the event, please email any questions ([email protected]) or post them on social media (#OLF2020), and we will answer as many as time allows.

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Artist Portrait

Simon Hiscock

Simon Hiscock

Speaker

Simon Hiscock is a Professor of Botany, and Director of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden. He led botanical field courses in the Algarve for over ten years with the University of Bristol. His research focusses on plant evolutionary genetics and plant reproduction.
Artist Portrait

Laura Tunbridge

Laura Tunbridge

Speaker

Laura Tunbridge is a musicologist whose research has centred on German Romanticism, with a particular interest in vocal and chamber music and its reception through criticism, performance, and composition. She studied at Oxford (B.A.), Nottingham (M.A.) and Princeton (PhD) and taught at the Universities of Reading and Manchester before joining the Faculty of Music at Oxford in 2014, where she is now a Professor and Henfrey Fellow and tutor in music at St Catherine’s College. Laura’s books include Schumann’s Late Style (C... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Lauren Lodge-Campbell

Lauren Lodge-Campbell

Soprano

British/Australian soprano Lauren Lodge-Campbell is based in London, where she was awarded both 2nd Prize and Audience Prize at the 2018 Handel Singing Competition. Lauren studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Janice Chapman and Yvonne Kenny, and at the Queensland Conservatorium, Australia, with Margaret Schindler. Lauren is a member of the 9th edition of Le Jardin des Voix, the young artist programme of William Christie’s Les Arts Florissants. At the Guildhall School Lauren was the winner of the Susan Longfield Pr... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Dylan Perez

Dylan Perez

Pianist

Pianist Dylan Perez is a highly sought after recitalist, chamber musician and coach specialising in vocal repertoire. He graduated in 2018 with Distinction with an Artist Diploma and in 2016 with Distinction with an Artist Masters from the Guildhall School where he studied with Eugene Asti, Andrew West, Iain Burnside, Julius Drake, and Pamela Lidiard. Prior to relocating to London, he studied at the University of Michigan with Louis Nagel and Martin Katz. Recently, he was awarded the Gerald Moore Prize for accompanists. He was also awarde... Read Full Biography

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