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71. Carolyn Sampson, Joseph Middleton: Music for a While

28 October 2022, 19:30 - 21:00


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Evening


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Carolyn Sampson’s appearances with Joseph Middleton are always a highlight of the Festival. At the heart of tonight’s programme are works by Benjamin Britten and Francis Poulenc, who were friends and mutual admirers. Carolyn and Joseph continue today's celebration of the Philip Larkin centenary (see also Event 70) with Five Larkin Songs by the leading composer Huw Watkins, written for Carolyn Sampson in 2010. Also included are four songs by Henry Purcell, with new realisations by Detlev Glanert, Stephen Hough and Oxford Lieder’s former Associate Composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad.

Watch Carolyn and Joseph perform Schubert's 'Die Sterne' at the 2020 Oxford Lieder Festival:


PRACTICAL INFORMATION

All our seating within each ticket price band 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 30 minutes and there will be no interval.


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Artist Portrait

Carolyn Sampson

Carolyn Sampson

Soprano

Equally at home on the concert and opera stages, Carolyn Sampson has enjoyed notable successes in the UK as well as throughout Europe and the US. On the opera stage her roles have included the title role in Semele and Pamina inThe Magic Flute for English National Opera, various roles in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen for Glyndebourne Festival Opera (released on DVD) and both Anne Truelove The Rake’s Progress and Mélisande Pelléas et Mélisande in Sir David McVicar’s productions for Scottish Opera. Internat... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Joseph Middleton

Joseph Middleton

Pianist

Pianist Joseph Middleton specializes in the art of song accompaniment and chamber music and has been highly acclaimed in this field. Described in Opera Magazine as ‘the rightful heir to legendary accompanist Gerald Moore’, by BBC Music Magazine as ‘one of the brightest stars in the world of song and Lieder’, he has also been labeled ‘the cream of the new generation’ by The Times. He is Director of Leeds Lieder, Musician in Residence at Pembroke College, Cambridge and a Fellow of his alma mater, the Royal A... 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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