Oxford Lieder at Cedars Hall: Olivia Boen & Sholto Kynoch
12 May 2022, 19:00 - 20:00
15 The Liberty
We are delighted to return to Cedars Hall and welcome soprano Olivia Boen, with pianist Sholto Kynoch, for a programme of songs that owes its origins to Salzburg's famous Café Bazar. The Café Bazar was an extraordinary meeting place for creative intellectuals in the 1920s and was the launchpad for the International Society of Contemporary Music one hundred years ago. Today's programme features music by some of the most important composers in ISCM's early days: Debussy, Strauss, Ethel Smyth, Manuel de Falla and others.
Olivia is an award-winning graduate of the Opera Course at the Guildhall where she was a finalist in the 2021 Gold Medal competition at the Barbican. She also gave one of the 2021 Oxford Lieder Festival's 'Emerging Artist' slots.
Ethel Smyth (1858 - 1944)Nachtreiter (Op. 4 no.4)
Alban Berg (1885 - 1935)Die Nachtigall from Sieben frühe Lieder
Karol Szymanowski (1882 - 1937)Der verliebte Ostwind (Op. 24 no.5) from The Love Songs of Hafiz
Ethel Smyth (1858 - 1944)Possession from Three Songs
Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)An die Nacht (Op. 68 no.1) from Sechs Lieder
Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)Le balcon from Cinq Poèmes de Baudelaire
- Le jet d'eau from Cinq Poèmes de Baudelaire
- La mort des amants from Cinq Poèmes de Baudelaire
Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963)Les chemins de l'amour (FP 106)
Manuel de Falla (1876 - 1946)