2017 Spring Weekend of Song
3rd - 5th March 2017
Renowned recitalists, emerging talent, auditions for the next generation of star artists, masterclasses and more; the Oxford Lieder Spring Weekend of Song is a mid-year fix for song lovers.
This year features James Gilchrist and Anna Tilbrook across the weekend as they celebrate 20 years of performing together. We also welcome back star baritone Benjamin Appl, whose recital last year was a highlight of The Schumann Project, and mezzo Ciara Hendrick. The Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform attracts an ever-higher standard of applicant and now offers a chance to hear some of the very brightest of the UK's emerging talent, vying to be our next 'amabassadors for song'. The weekend begins with a joint composition workshop with the Faculty of Music, followed by a fascinating study event presented by TORCH, the Oxford Resarch Centre in the Humanities. The celebratory atmosphere of the Festival is also captured in the Spring Weekend, with pre-concert dinners at the Vaults & Garden on Radcliffe Square and opportunities to meet the artists. You can enjoy every event across the Weekend with an excellent value Spring Weekend Pass: we look forward to seeing you there.
Friday 3rd March
03 Mar 2017 19:30 | Holywell Music RoomJames Gilchrist and Anna Tilbrook are celebrating a remarkable 20 years of performances as a duo, and we are delighted that they will be in residence across our Spring Weekend. Their programme tonight includes Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte, Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel, and songs by Britten and Ravel. After the concert, Friends of Oxford Lieder and members of the Schube...
Saturday 4th March
04 Mar 2017 20:00 | Holywell Music RoomBenjamin Appl is well-established as one of the most exciting young artists of today. A former BBC New Generation Artist and a Rising Star of the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO), he has also recently signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony Classical. He and Sholto Kynoch perform a first half of songs by Schubert, followed by a selection of Wolf's Mörike Lieder and Gr...
Sunday 5th March
05 Mar 2017 17:45 | The Leonard Wolfson AuditoriumCiara Hendrick makes a welcome return to Oxford Lieder in a programme that includes Schumann's ever-popular Frauenliebe und -leben and Britten's A Charm of Lullabies. The programme will also include a short group of new songs by outstanding young composers and poets: one chosen from the composers' workshop that opens the Spring Weekend, and two songs written in poet-composer collabo...