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.
Friday 5th April 2019
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. Unfortunately, due to illness the planned short showcase by two of O...
Saturday 6th April 2019
Last Few Tickets!
06 Apr 2019 20:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music BuildingPlease note that Alessandro Fisher has regretfully had to withdraw from this concert. We are very grateful to Klemens Sander for stepping in at short notice. We're delighted to be live streaming this evening's concert. If you can't be with us in person, click here to watch live! Klemens Sander last appeared at the Festival in our 2016 Schumann Project, when he gave a...
Sunday 7th April 2019
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: ...