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73. The Path of Life (first performance)

19 October 2021, 17:30 - 18:45



All evening concerts this year are performed twice, at 5.30pm and 8.15pm. This 5.30pm performance will be in-person only. Please see Event 75 for information on the 8.15pm in-person and livestreamed performance.

The Turkish-Austrian tenor Ilker Arcayürek has recently released his second disc of Schubert songs with the pianist Simon Lepper, both of which have been widely acclaimed. Tonight’s programme includes a wonderful selection from the second of these recordings, The Path of Life. A wide range of songs invoke the composer’s philosophical approach to life, where happiness is often tinged with a tear but sadness is never reduced to self pity.


PRACTICAL INFORMATION

This event is available as an in-person and livestreamed event. The livestreamed performance will be available to watch live in our Digital Concert Hall at 8.15pm and will be available to watch again and on demand until the end of November.

Want to watch this concert in person and at home? 'Hybrid' tickets, valid both in person and for the Digital Concert Hall, are also available for an additional £3 to the in-person price.

All our seating is unreserved. This means you are guaranteed a seat in your chosen area, but not a specific seat. In order to allow for social distancing, you will be seated as an individual or as a group, based on the number of tickets you booked for this concert.

For groups of more than 10, please phone or email the box office to book your tickets.

The performance duration is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes and there will be no interval.


TICKETS AND PASSES

(Online bookings only)

Book five or more concerts at the same time: 5% discount

Book ten or more concerts at the same time: 10% discount

Book fifteen or more concerts at the same time: 15% discount

For even further discounts click here for more information on our Festival Passes.

Tickets for both in-person and the Digital Concert Hall will be issued as eTickets by default. Printed tickets are available on request, for an additional fee.


COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 we have to do things a little differently this year. In order to keep everyone safe, our seating and concert conditions are subject to change in line with changing government guidance.

For more information about our COVID-19 safety measures, please click here.

If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 on the day of the concert, please do not attend, but get in touch with our box office to arrange a refund.


SEATING AREAS EXPLAINED

Due to uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and to keep audiences safe, our venues this year will be socially distanced, and our main seating areas have a reduced capacity. We have added two additional seating areas with a limited view of the stage, to allow you to experience our live concerts at a reduced price.

Seating area A (£35): Centre aisle seats, with a clear view of the stage.

Seating area B (£22): Side aisle and back section seats. Some seats may have a reduced view of the stage.

Seating area C (£13): These seats are behind the stage and have no direct view of the performance, however the view from the stage will be live-streamed onto high quality large video screens, visible from all Seating Area C seats.

Seating area D (£5): Side chapel or back corner. Please note these seats have no view of the stage.


Artist Portrait

Ilker Arcayürek

Ilker Arcayürek

Tenor

Born in Istanbul and raised in Vienna, tenor Ilker Arcayürek has emerged as one of the most exciting and versatile vocal artists in recent years – hailed by the press for his ‘golden tenor’ (Opera Now Magazine) and quickly establishing himself ‘in a class of his own’ (The Guardian). He is a winner of the International Art Song Competition of Germany’s Hugo Wolf Academy, a finalist of the 2015 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and was a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist. He was also selected to perform a... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Simon Lepper

Simon Lepper

Pianist

Simon read music at King’s College, Cambridge before studying piano accompaniment with Michael Dussek at the Royal Academy of Music and later with Ruben Lifschitz at the Fondation Royaumont. He is a currently professor of collaborative piano and a vocal repertoire coach at the Royal College of Music, London where he also in charge of the collaboarative piano course. Since 2003 he has been an official accompanist for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition Performance highlights have included an invitation from the Wigmor... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Martha Jones

Martha Jones

Mezzo-soprano

Martha Jones studied at the Royal College of Music International Opera School and was awarded the Susan Chilcott Scholarship by the Royal Philharmonic Society during her time there. She has participated in Young Artist programs for the Ravinia Festival, Chicago, at Carnegie Hall, New York and for the Britten Pears Foundation. Martha Jones’ recent engagements include OPERA HIGHLIGHTS (Scottish Opera) HERMIA A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Nevill Holt/Britten Sinfonia), ANNINA La Traviata, NEFERNEFERUATEN Akhnaten (English Nati... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Joseph Ramadan

Joseph Ramadan

Pianist

Joseph Ramadan began his music studies as a chorister at Chapel Royal St. James Palace. After graduating from Durham University, he studied as a postgraduate pianist at the Royal College of Music (RCM) studying with John Blakely and Roger Vignoles. He received awards from both the Musicians Benevolent Fund and the Neuby Trust. He was recently assistant conductor for the British Youth Opera tour to Anghiari with Southbank Sinfonia for performances of L’Elisir d’Amore. He has also been repetiteur for Classical Opera Company and Eng... Read Full Biography

Tickets

Seating Area A
In-person & Streaming (Digital Concert Hall)
In-person only
Seating Area B
In-person & Streaming (Digital Concert Hall)
In-person only
Seating Area C (live video view)
In-person & Streaming (Digital Concert Hall)
In-person only
Seating Area D (No Sightlines)
In-person only

Festival Passes

Seating Area A
Full Festival Pass (In-person & Digital Concert Hall)
Week 2 Festival Pass (In-person & Digital Concert Hall)
Online Streaming Access
Digital Festival Pass - online only
Week 2 Digital Festival Pass - online only
Under 35s Digital Festival Pass - online only
Under 35s Week 2 Digital Festival Pass - online only

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