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Mahler, Korngold & Zemlinsky: Sarah Connolly & Eugene Asti

20 October 2017, 20:00



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Saint John the Evangelist

Iffley Road,

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.


Artist Portrait

Dame Sarah Connolly DBE

Dame Sarah Connolly DBE


Born in County Durham, Sarah Connolly studied piano and singing at the Royal College of Music, of which she is now a Fellow. She was made a DBE in the 2017 Birthday Honours, having previously been made a CBE in the 2010 New Year’s Honours. In 2011 she was honoured by the Incorporated Society of Musicians and presented with the Distinguished Musician Award. She is the recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s 2012 Singer Award. Highlights in her 2017/18 season include her debut at the Wiener Staatsoper in a new production... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Eugene Asti

Eugene Asti


Eugene Asti studied at the Mannes College of Music, New York and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, where he currently teaches. One of the foremost accompanists of his generation, Eugene has performed with artists including Dame Felicity Lott, Dame Sarah Connolly, Sir Willard White, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Bryn Terfel, Angelika Kirchschlager and the late Dame Margaret Price in venues such as the Wigmore Hall and the Barbican, London; the Musikverein, Vienna; Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg; the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; the K... Read Full Biography

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