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Oxford Lieder on Radio 3 In Concert

01 October 2020, 19:30 - 31 October 2020, 12:00



TUNE IN at 7.30pm on Thursday 1 October, and for 30 days afterwards. As a curtain-raiser to the main Festival, Artistic Director Sholto Kynoch and several Festival artists perform live at BBC Maida Vale studios. The programme includes Ashley Riches in Schumann's great song-cycle, Dichterliebe, songs featuring (and about) the violin by Hugo Wolf, Rebecca Clarke and Saint-Saëns performed by Caitlin Hulcup and Jonathan Stone, and freshly-minted songs from leading contemporary ensemble, The Hermes Experiment.

Click here to OPEN a PDF booklet with all texts and translations. Alternatively, click on the Programme tab above and then on whichever song you wish to see.

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The Hermes Experiment will give a concert in Christ Church Cathedral on Tuesday 13 October at 10pm. BOOK TICKETS

Caitlin Hulcup, Jonathan Stone and Sholto Kynoch will perform their programme of works for voice, violin and piano on Monday 12 October at 5.30pm. BOOK TICKETS

Ashley Riches will appear at the Festival, performing Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin on Friday 16 October at 1pm. BOOK TICKETS

All concerts will be streamed fully live, but will also be available to watch again until 1 November. Festival Passes (available to buy via the sidebar of this page) offer great value, allowing access to all Festival events until 1 November for just £90 (£2.25 per event).


Artist Portrait

The Hermes Experiment

The Hermes Experiment

Ensemble

Winners of the Royal Over-Seas League Mixed Ensemble Competition 2019, Tunnell Trust Awards 2017, Nonclassical’s Battle of the Bands 2014, Making Music Selected Artists 2019/20 and Park Lane Group Young Artists 2015/16, The Hermes Experiment is a contemporary quartet made up of harp, clarinet, voice and double bass. Capitalising on their deliberately idiosyncratic combination of instruments, the ensemble regularly commissions new works, as well as creating their own innovative arrangements and venturing into live free improvisation. Th... Read Full Biography
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Ashley Riches

Ashley Riches

Baritone

British bass-baritone Ashley Riches read English at the University of Cambridge where he was a member of the King’s College Choir under Stephen Cleobury. He went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is rapidly emerging as one of today’s finest young singers. A former Jette Parker Young Artist, his roles for the Royal Opera House include Morales Carmen, Mandarin Turandot, Baron Douphol La Traviata and Officer Les Dialogues des Carmelites. For the English National Opera, Ashley has sung Escamillo Carmen, Co... Read Full Biography
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Caitlin Hulcup

Caitlin Hulcup

Mezzo soprano

Caitlin Hulcup has appeared at leading opera houses internationally, including the Wiener Staatsoper, Berliner Staatsoper, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Teatro Real Madrid, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, La Monnaie, Theater an der Wien, Bolshoi Theatre and Palau de les Arts Valencia. Concert highlights include performances at the BBC Proms, and with the Wiener Akademie, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Academy... Read Full Biography
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Jonathan Stone

Jonathan Stone

Violinist

British violinist Jonathan Stone is an internationally acclaimed chamber musician, soloist, concertmaster and director. As soloist and chamber musician, highlights of this season include appearances at the Larzac, North Norfolk, Battle, Ironstone and Marryat Players chamber music festivals, as well as the Oxford Lieder Festival. In May 2019, he appears as a guest artist with the Nash Ensemble to record Fanny Mendelssohn’s string quartet, and in January 2020 he returns to Wigmore Hall as violinist of the Phoenix Piano Trio. Jonath... Read Full Biography
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Sholto Kynoch

Sholto Kynoch

Pianist

Sholto Kynoch is a sought-after pianist who specialises in song and chamber music. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, which won a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2015, cited for its ‘breadth, depth and audacity’ of programming. Recent recitals have taken him to Wigmore Hall, Heidelberger Frühling in Germany, the Zeist International Lied Festival in Holland, the LIFE Victoria festival and Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Opéra de Lille, Kings Place in Lo... Read Full Biography

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This event is part of a series:

Connections Across Time - A Brief History of Song

Over a packed eight days, world-class artists including Benjamin Appl, Ian Bostridge, Sarah Connolly and Roderick Williams will present some 40 concerts and events, from venues across Oxford and completely live. From the comfort of your own home, you will be able to enjoy these concerts live-streamed in the highest quality. We’ll be exploring every possible advantage of this temporary ...

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