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Schubert & Britten: Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon & Allan Clayton

31 October 2014, 19:30 - 21:30


Concert


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Saint John the Evangelist

Iffley Road,
Oxford,
OX4 1EH


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Aurora Orchestra
Allan Clayton tenor
Ensemble 45
Nicholas Collon conductor

Aurora are hailed in all quarters as one of the most exciting orchestras to emerge in recent years. In this fascinating and varied programme, they provide the Festival’s only foray into orchestral works, including the glorious fifth symphony (a tribute to Mozart) and the stunning ‘Gesang der Geister über den Wassern’, a Goethe poem set to music for male voices and lower strings.

After the concert, look out for a late-night performance with the Erlkings, the world's premiere Schubert-based folk/rock band! Details will be announced closer to the time.

Programme:

Franz Schubert:

Gesang der Geister über den Wassern, D714
Selected songs, orchestrated by Reger & Brahms
Symphony no. 5

Benjamin Britten:

Nocturne


This event is part of a series:

2014 Festival: The Schubert Project

The Schubert Project will be the biggest ever celebration of the life and music of Franz Schubert. At its core is the UK's first ever complete performance of Schubert's songs, alongside a host of other works. Bringing Schubert’s Vienna to Oxford in a dazzling feast of music, art, theatre, food & drink, this three-week festival is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to immerse you...