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59. Fleur Barron, Kunal Lahiry: A Place Called Paradise

26 October 2022, 13:00 - 14:00



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Today’s lunchtime concert includes the world premiere of A Place Called Paradise, commissioned by Oxford Lieder from our new Associate Composer, Alex Ho, and poet Theophilus Kwek. It tells the true story of Prince Lee Boo of Palau, near the Philippines, who came, via a shipwreck and an unlikely meeting with a British sea captain, to London in 1784. Thrilling young mezzo Fleur Barron and BBC New Generation Artist Kunal Lahiry also include songs on a broad theme of transcultural journeys and encounters by Chen Yi, Huang Ruo, Kamala Sankaram, Elgar and Coleridge-Taylor, among others.

Watch Fleur and Kunal in this stunning recording of 'Doundou Tchil' from Messiaen's Harawi:


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 and there will be no interval.


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Artist Portrait

Fleur Barron

Fleur Barron


Hailed as a “charismatic star” by the Boston Globe, British-Singaporean mezzo Fleur Barron is a 2018 HSBC Laureate of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, the recipient of the 2016 Jackson Prize for Excellence from the Tanglewood Music Festival, awarded to one outstanding young singer each year, and is mentored by Barbara Hannigan. In the 2018-2019 season, Fleur sings Olga in Eugene Onegin with Opéra de Toulon; Baba the Turk The Rake’s Progress at La Monnaie; Maddalena Rigoletto with Northern Ireland Opera; Balk... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Kunal Lahiry

Kunal Lahiry


Indian-American pianist Kunal Lahiry is a current BBC New Generation Artist and recipient of the 2021 Carl Bechstein Foundation scholarship. Recent performance highlights include at the Wigmore Hall, Kennedy Center, Pierre Boulez Saal, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Room, Musée d’Orsay, Ludwigsburg Festival, Life Victoria de Los Angeles Festival, and at the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Music Institute. He has been broadcasted on BBC Radio 3, Icelandic National Public Radio RÁS1, Austrian ... Read Full Biography


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Under 35s

Festival Passes

Seating Area A
Full Festival Pass
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Seating Area B
Full Festival Pass
Week 2 Festival Pass (Saturday 22 - Saturday 29 inclusive)

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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