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Anne Sofie von Otter & Kristian Bezuidenhout

28 June 2018, 19:30 - 21:30


Concert

Evening


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The Sheldonian Theatre

Broad Street
Oxford, OX1 3AZ



We are thrilled to welcome back the Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, one of the greatest singers of our time. She is joined in recital by the world-renowned fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout. Their programme begins with a group of Mozart's best-known songs, followed by two solo piano works by Franz Schubert, and his stunning flower-ballad 'Viola'. After the interval, we hear songs by two of Sweden's leading Romantic composers, both contemporaries of Schubert, though they long outlived him: Adolf Lindbald (1801-1878) and Franz Berwald (1796-1868). And finally these two extraordinary artists return to Schubert himself, with the 'Andante molto' from the E flat piano sonata D568, and a group of songs. This promises to be a truly unmissable event.

Tickets will be on sale from the Spring Weekend of Song (9-11 March) onwards.

This concert is presented in association with the Oxford Festival of the Arts.

Artist Portrait

Anne Sofie von Otter

Anne Sofie von Otter

Mezzo-Soprano

Grammy award-winning mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter is one of today's most recorded artists with an unrivalled discography built across a career spanning more than three decades at the very top of her profession. A lengthy and exclusive relationship with Deutsche Grammophon produced a wealth of acclaimed recordings as well as a collaboration with pop legend Elvis Costello on For the Stars. Her first recording with Naïve Classique, Love Songs, with renowned jazz pianist Brad Mehldau was released in 2010 and her double CD, Douce F... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Kristian Bezuidenhout

Kristian Bezuidenhout

Pianist

Kristian Bezuidenhout is one of today’s most notable and exciting keyboard artists, equally at home on the fortepiano, harpsichord, and modern piano. Born in South Africa in 1979, he began his studies in Australia, completed them at the Eastman School of Music, and now lives in London. After initial training as a pianist with Rebecca Penneys, he explored early keyboards, studying harpsichord with Arthur Haas, fortepiano with Malcolm Bilson, and continuo playing and performance practice with Paul O’Dette. Kristian first gained int... Read Full Biography

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Tickets

Call: 01865 591 276

Tickets
Chairs £40.00
Lower Gallery £30.00
Semi-Circle £20.00
Upper Gallery £10.00
Upper Gallery
Under 35s Ticket
£5.00
Upper Gallery
Under 18s Ticket
£2.00

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