27. George Butterworth: Lecture-recital led by Kate Kennedy
19 October 2022, 15:00 - 16:00
George Butterworth, best known for his settings of A.E. Housman’s A Shropshire Lad, was an alumnus of Trinity College. In the College’s new building, Kate Kennedy examines his life and songs, illustrated by Oxford Lieder Young Artists, and complemented by a small exhibition of letters and photos from the College’s archive.
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The event duration is approximately 1 hour and there will be no interval.
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SpeakerDr Kate Kennedy has held a Research Fellowship at Girton College, Cambridge, a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at the English Faculty, Cambridge, and is the Weinrebe Research Fellow in Life-writing at Wolfson College, Oxford. She lectures in both music and English, and specialises in interdisciplinary biography. Her biography Dweller in Shadows: Ivor Gurney, poet, composer will be published by Oxford University Press in 2016, and she is currently working on a triple biography of Rupert Brooke and composers FS Kelly and William Denis Br... Read Full Biography
BaritoneJonathan Eyers is a baritone from Hamilton, New Zealand, and is currently completing the second year of the Opera Studies Course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with Robert Dean. Jonathan holds a Master of Performance with Distinction from Guildhall and a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours at the University of Waikato. As a student at Guildhall, Jonathan has taken part in numerous exciting performances: in the London Symphony Orchestra's production of Candide with Marin Alsop; in Iain Burnside's Swansong; ... Read Full Biography
PianistJoseph Beesley is a repetiteur, accompanist and conductor based in London, studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Bretton Brown, Liz Rowe, Susanna Stranders, and Dominic Wheeler. He has acted as a repetiteur for productions at the Guildhall as well as for New Chamber Opera and British Youth Opera, and in 2022 makes his professional debut with Opera Holland Park and Nevill Holt Opera. In 2021 he played in the Final of the Kathleen Ferrier Competition, and has accompanied masterclasses with Simon Lepper and James Conlon amon... Read Full Biography
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