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Family Concert with the Erlkings

17 October 2015, 11:00 - 11:45


This event will be broadcast from Holywell Music Room

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Following their extremely popular family concert last year, we are delighted to welcome back the Erlkings, the world’s leading Schubert-based folk/rock band to lead a family concert. Suitable for children aged 5 upwards, the Erlkings have people singing along, on their feet dancing and trying out instruments, all based around their captivating take on the music of Franz Schubert.

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The Erlkings

The Erlkings


The Erlkings are the world's premier Schubert-based folk/rock band. Comprised of four classically trained multi-instrumentalists, the Erlkings perform new arrangements of Schubert's finest songs in fresh and original English translations. Equally comfortable in an elegant concert house or a smokey beer hall, the Erlkings are the only group around getting audiences dancing to Goethe and Schiller. The band was founded by American baritone and classical guitarist Bryan Benner after finally discovering a way to mix his passion for ... Read Full Biography

This event is part of a series:

2015 Festival: Singing Words: poets and their songs

Singing Words: Poets and their Songs celebrates the glorious and varied poetry of song and emphasises this unique meeting of words and music. Following the triumph of last year’s ‘The Schubert Project’ and our recent Royal Philharmonic Society Award, we are pleased to present another stellar array of world-renowned artists in the heart of Oxford. Many of the programmes are bas...

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