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56. Stuart Jackson, Jocelyn Freeman, George Strivens: The Country of Larks

25 October 2022, 17:00 - 18:00


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Stuart Jackson and Jocelyn Freeman are two renowned artists with an exceptional and longstanding partnership. Today, they are joined by hornist George Strivens for a performance of Julian Philips’ The Country of Larks, commissioned by Oxford Lieder in 2021 and postponed due to illness. They also include Schubert’s Auf dem Strom and Britten’s Canticle No.3.


All our seating is unreserved; please arrive in good time to take your seat. For groups of more than 10, please phone or email the box office to book your tickets.

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


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Artist Portrait

Stuart Jackson

Stuart Jackson


Stuart was a choral scholar at Christ Church, Oxford, studying Biological Sciences, before completing his training at the Royal Academy of Music in 2013 where he studied with Ryland Davies. In 2011, aged 25 and the youngest finalist, Stuart won second prize at the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition and as a keen recitalist, has appeared at Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and St John’s Smith Square, London and at Oxford's Holywell Room. Stuart was a Jerwood Young Artist at Glyndebourne Festival Opera in 2013, singing in a n... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

George Strivens

George Strivens


French Horn player George Strivens enjoys a diverse career of solo, chamber, and orchestral performance. Recent engagements include Penarth Chamber Music Festival, Ludlow English Song Weekend, Queen’s University Belfast, and Strauss’ Horn Concerto no.2 with Macclesfield Symphony Orchestra. George has played with leading orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic, London Chamber Orchestra and Manchester Camerata. He is a member of Encuentro de Música y Academia de Santander and the Britten-Shostakovich Festival Orchestra,... Read Full Biography
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Jocelyn Freeman

Jocelyn Freeman


Award-winning collaborative pianist Jocelyn Freeman is founder-director and curator of SongEasel, a new initiative set up to provide a platform for song in South East London. Her artistry has been described as "outstanding", "brilliant", "sparkling" and "one to watch", including accolades from International Piano Magazine. Her approach to recital programming combines stimulating imagination with discerning curiosity. Engagements have taken her to four ontinents, including television and radio broadcast... Read Full Biography


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This event is part of a series:

Oxford Lieder Festival: 14 - 29 October 2022

The 21st Oxford Lieder Festival, Friendship in Song: An Intimate Art, invites you to explore song as an art form that grew up among friends, often at special and sociable gatherings, and inspired many composers’ most personal and profound works. We explore friendships between composers, poets and performers, recreate the intimate atmosphere of the salon, and generally enjoy a festive sp...

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