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Mahler, Korngold & Zemlinsky: Sarah Connolly & Eugene Asti

20 October 2017, 20:00


Concert

Evening


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Saint John the Evangelist

Iffley Road,
Oxford,
OX4 1EH



It is always a special delight to welcome back stars of the international stage Sarah Connolly and Eugene Asti. Tonight they perform Mahler’s ever-popular Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (‘Songs of a wayfarer’) setting four of his own texts and written in 1884–5. They also include songs by Alma Mahler, Zemlinsky's six settings of Maeterlinck and a group of songs by Korngold in what is certain to be a memorable and inspiring concert.


Programme


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Artist Portrait

Sarah Connolly CBE

Sarah Connolly CBE

Mezzo-soprano

Born in County Durham, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly studied piano and singing at the Royal College of Music, of which she is now a Fellow. She was made CBE in the 2010 New Year’s Honours List. In 2011 she was honoured by the Incorporated Society of Musicians and presented with the Distinguished Musician Award she is the recipient of the the Royal Philharmonic Society’s 2012 Singer Award. Highlights in her 2016/17 season include Geschwitz Lulu (English National Opera) and Gertrude in the world premiere of Brett Dean's Ham... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Eugene Asti

Eugene Asti

Pianist

Eugene Asti studied at the Mannes College of Music, New York with Jeannette Haien where he earned his B.Mus. and M.A. and subsequently studied piano accompaniment with Graham Johnson at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Eugene currently teaches at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is Vocal Accompaniment Coordinator at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and regularly gives masterclasses both in the UK and abroad. One of the foremost accompanists of his generation, he has performed with many great arti... Read Full Biography

Tickets

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Tickets
Front Stalls £40.00
Middle Stalls
Standard Ticket
£30.00 SOLD OUT
Rear Stalls £20.00
Aisle £10.00
Aisle
Under 35s Ticket
£5.00

This event is part of a series:

The Last of the Romantics - Mahler and fin-de-siècle Vienna

Please click here to view the full Festival brochure.    Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century was a vibrant melting pot for music and the arts. Whirling waltzes sat alongside gargantuan symphonies. The height of romanticism had been reached but was nearly exhausted and on the brink of a whole new musical language. Tradition - with Brahms a holder of the torch - ...