29. The Story of the Rose
15 October 2020, 15:00 - 16:00
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.
TRY BEFORE YOU BUY
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)Heidenröslein (D257)
Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)Sweeter than roses (Z. 585)
Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907)Den hvite, røde rose, 'The white and the red rose' (EG137)
Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924)Les roses d'Ispahan (Op. 39 no.4)
Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934)Like to the Damask Rose
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)Legend / The Crown of Roses (Op. 54 no.5)
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)Meine Rose (Op. 90 no.2) from Sechs Gedichte und Requiem
Ella Jarman-Pinto (b. 1989)This Little Rose
SpeakerSimon 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.
SpeakerLaura 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
SopranoBritish/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
PianistAmerican pianist Dylan Perez is a highly sought after recitalist, chamber musician, and vocal repertoire coach. He was the Lord and Lady Lurgan Collaborative Piano Fellow at the Royal College of Music, London and graduated 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. Dylan has received the Gerald Moore Prize for Accompanists, the Paul Hamburger Prize for Ac... Read Full Biography
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