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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

11:00 AM

Arrangements and Outrages: Lieder in the Jazz Age

Study Event

05 Apr 2019 11:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

This study day, led by Laura Tunbridge, gives a fascinating insight into the presentation, performance and reception of song in 1920s New York, London and Germany.   Song culture in the 1920s was very different from today. There was a much freer approach to performance, with pianists improvising interludes between songs in recitals, and concert programmes that mixed Lieder with opera...

1:00 PM

Strauss in America, 1921: A Touring Recital Programme

05 Apr 2019 13:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

A recreation of an original Strauss programme, including famous songs and the uplifting Violin Sonata, with an acclaimed young singer-pianist duo and the distinguished violinist Jack Liebeck. PLEASE NOTE: All tickets for the Study Day 'Arrangements and Outrages: Lieder in the Jazz Age' include entry to this recital.

Spring Weekend Supper at The Vaults & Garden Café

Suppers

05 Apr 2019 18:00 | The Vaults and Garden Café

Saturday 6th April

Spring Weekend Dinner at Cuttlefish

Suppers

06 Apr 2019 18:00 | CuttleFish

Sunday 7th April

1:30 PM

Young Artist Platform Masterclass with John Mark Ainsley

Mastercourse

07 Apr 2019 13:30 | Holywell Music Room

The six duos who performed in the Young Artist Platform auditions have a chance for detailed feedback and practical work in a masterclass with the renowned tenor, John Mark Ainsley.

Spring Weekend Supper at The Vaults and Garden Café

Suppers

07 Apr 2019 18:00 | The Vaults and Garden Café