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103. Songs of Travel (first performance)

23 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 104 for information on the 8.15pm in-person and livestreamed performance.


The 20th Oxford Lieder Festival draws to a close with music by Schubert and Vaughan Williams performed by renowned baritone Christopher Maltman and the fast-rising pianist-conductor Audrey Saint-Gil. In his Songs of Travel, Vaughan Williams sets the poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson in a cycle that has echoes of Schubert and the archetypal romantic wanderer, yet is quintessentially English and a profoundly influential work of the early 20th century. Following this, we conclude with Schubert’s settings of Heine – six extraordinary songs from the last year of his life – and the very last song he wrote, ‘Die Taubenpost’.


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.


Programme


Artist Portrait

Christopher Maltman

Christopher Maltman

Baritone

Christopher Maltman read biochemistry at Warwick University before studying singing at the Royal Academy of Music. He is a world-renowned Don Giovanni and has sung the role at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; the Salzburg Festival; the Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin; Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich; Cologne Opera; the Netherlands Opera; the Theatre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Ravinia Festival, San Sebastian Festival, the Edinburgh International Festival, Mostly Mozart New York and in Beijing. He also starred in Kaspar Holten’s film... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Audrey Saint-Gil

Audrey Saint-Gil

Conductor & Pianist

French conductor and pianist, Audrey Saint-Gil graduated summa cum laude in solo piano concurrent with her PhD in Greek Philosophy. Her career and operatic passion began at the Théâtre du Capitôle, Toulouse, followed by appointments as Head Vocal Coach of the Ecole Normale, Paris and as assistant conductor to Bertrand de Billy in Vienna. A US resident since 2007, Ms Saint-Gil was engaged as assistant conductor at NYCO, WNO, Cincinnati and Ravinia Festivals, and frequently with LA Opera alongside James Conlon and Plá... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Ella Taylor

Ella Taylor

Soprano

Winner of the Second Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards, Ella Taylor is a soprano with a passion for performing contemporary music and works by women and gender non-conforming artists. They were a Young Artist with the National Opera Studio for 2019/20 season, as well as a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, where they gained Distinction in MA Performance, a DipRAM for an outstanding final recital, and the Charles Norman Prize. They currently study with Elizabeth Ritchie. Operatic work includes La Contessa in Mozart’s Le ... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Ella O'Neill

Ella O'Neill

Pianist

Ella O’Neill is increasingly in demand across the UK as a pianist for song, chamber music and opera. In April 2019, she won the Help Musicians UK Accompanist’s Prize in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards at Wigmore Hall, where she has since returned to perform in the venue’s International Song Competition and the finals of the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards. Other performance venues have included Snape Maltings Concert Hall, the Royal Opera House Crush Room, Cadogan Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields. Most recently, Ella performed a ... 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

This event is part of a series:

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