2019 Spring Weekend of Song
5th - 7th April 2019
Renowned recitalists, emerging talent, auditions for the next generation of star artists, masterclasses and more make up the Oxford Lieder Spring Weekend; a mid-year fix for song lovers.
For the evening recitals, we are delighted to welcome Katarina Karnéus and Julius Drake, former Oxford Lieder Young Artist Alessandro Fisher with Sholto Kynoch, and Christopher Maltman and Graham Johnson. A study day will be led by Laura Tunbridge, based around her acclaimed book ‘Singing in the Age of Anxiety’. The Young Artist Platform auditions will be adjudicated by Katarina Karnéus, Julius Drake and John Mark Ainsley, and John Mark Ainsley will give a public masterclass.
A full schedule will be announced shortly, but you can buy your Pass for the Spring Weekend now. Priced at £80, this represents a saving of more than 30% and offers convenient access to all events across the Weekend.
Friday 5th April
05 Apr 2019 19:30 | Holywell Music RoomThe wonderful Swedish mezzo Katarina Karnéus makes a welcome return to Oxford. She and leading pianist Julius Drake perform songs by Robert and Clara Schumann, including the ‘Mary Stuart’ lieder. They also include Berg’s richly romantic ‘Seven early songs’ and songs by Alma Mahler. Two of Oxford Lieder’s former Young Artist Platform winners, tenor Pete...
Saturday 6th April
06 Apr 2019 20:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music BuildingAlessandro Fisher is a former Oxford Lieder Young Artist (2013). He won the Kathleen Ferrier Award in 2016 and has recently been appointed a BBC New Generation Artist. We are delighted to welcome him back, after a superb Festival recital in 2018, to perform Schubert’s great cycle Die schöne Müllerin. After tonight’s concert, Friends of Oxford Lieder are invited to an ...
Sunday 7th April
07 Apr 2019 19:30 | Holywell Music RoomTwo world-renowned artists explore the towering influence of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in song, taking us on a musical journey through the life and work of this great poet and polymath. Graham Johnson will give spoken introductions between groups of songs in what promises to be an astonishing and enlightening evening of music and poetry. This evening's programme will run as follows: ...