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Saturday 15th October

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1:30 PM

6. Sarah Wegener and Götz Payer: Dedication: Strauss Songs

  • Sarah Wegener
  • Götz Payer

Lunchtime

15 Oct 2022 13:30 | Holywell Music Room

British-German soprano Sarah Wegener, described by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung as possessing a ‘marvellously radiant voice, as powerful as it is rich in colour’, appears regularly in Europe’s leading concert halls and opera houses. With her long-standing collaborator, Götz Payer, she presents a wide selection of Strauss songs, alongside works by Marx, Korngold, Reg...

Sunday 16th October

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11:45 AM

10. Claire Booth & Christopher Glynn: Mussorgsky & Rimsky-Korsakov

  • Christopher Glynn
  • Claire Booth

Lunchtime

16 Oct 2022 11:45 | The Levine Building, Trinity College

This recital explores one of the closest of friendships between composers. Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov were both part of the ‘Mighty Handful’ of Russian composers: they lived together as young men and Mussorgsky was Rimsky-Korsakov’s best man. Claire Booth and Christopher Glynn perform songs and piano works by both composers, including parts of Mussorgsky’s The Nurser...

Monday 17th October

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1:00 PM

15. Elizabeth Llewellyn & Simon Lepper: Coleridge-Taylor & Friends

  • Simon Lepper
  • Elizabeth Llewellyn

Lunchtime

17 Oct 2022 13:00 | Holywell Music Room

The thrilling soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn appears at the Festival for the first time with this wonderful programme exploring the composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and his circle of friends and contemporaries, including Puccini, Brahms and Stanford. Her recording of Coleridge-Taylor, also with exceptional pianist Simon Lepper, was widely acclaimed and The Guardian described the songs as ‘so...

Tuesday 18th October

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1:00 PM

21. Kathryn Rudge, Sholto Kynoch: Vaughan Williams: Perspectives 1

  • Sholto Kynoch
  • Kathryn Rudge

Lunchtime

18 Oct 2022 13:00 | Holywell Music Room

This event will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 The Festival falls less than a week after the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams, one of the most significant British composers. Four of our lunchtime concerts will celebrate this milestone with the music of Vaughan Williams and his contemporaries, friends and students, and several other events will complement the recital...

Wednesday 19th October

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1:00 PM

26. William Thomas, Anna Tilbrook: Vaughan Williams: Perspectives 2

  • Anna Tilbrook
  • William Thomas

Lunchtime

19 Oct 2022 13:00 | Holywell Music Room

This event will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 The centrepiece of any celebration of the songs of Vaughan Williams has to be his Songs of Travel. These settings of Robert Louis Stevenson have been immensely popular ever since they were first heard in 1904. Fast-rising baritone William Thomas also includes ‘The Sky Above the Roof’, a setting of Paul Verlaine, and songs by Faur&e...

Thursday 20th October

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1:00 PM

32. Ailish Tynan, Libby Burgess: Vaughan Williams: Perspectives 3

  • Ailish Tynan
  • Libby Burgess

Lunchtime

20 Oct 2022 13:00 | Holywell Music Room

This event will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 Leading soprano Ailish Tynan, a former BBC New Generation Artist, returns to the Festival with pianist Libby Burgess for the third of our concerts focussed on Ralph Vaughan Williams in his 150th anniversary. They include the deeply moving Four Last Songs as well as works by Vaughan Williams’ contemporaries Stanford and Parry, and setting...

Friday 21st October

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1:00 PM

37. Alessandro Fisher, William Vann, Navarra Quartet: On Wenlock Edge

  • William Vann
  • Alessandro Fisher

Lunchtime

21 Oct 2022 13:00 | Holywell Music Room

This event will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 Our series of concerts celebrating Vaughan Williams, in partnership with BBC Radio 3 and BBC New Generation Artists, draws to a glorious close with a performance of On Wenlock Edge and the world premiere of a new work, Portraits of the Mind, by Ian Venables, described by Musical Opinion as ‘Britain’s greatest living composer o...

Monday 24th October

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1:00 PM

51. Michael Mofidian, Keval Shah: Sibelius & Brahms

  • Keval Shah
  • Michael Mofidian

Lunchtime

24 Oct 2022 13:00 | Holywell Music Room

Michael Mofidian and Keval Shah were 2017 Oxford Lieder Young Artists and have both subsequently enjoyed immense success, appearing at prestigious venues across Europe and beyond. We're delighted to welcome them back, with this programme of songs by Brahms and Sibelius that they recentely performed at Wigmore Hall. PRACTICAL INFORMATION All our seating is unreserved; pleas...

Tuesday 25th October

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1:00 PM

55. Yajie Zhang, Hartmut Höll: Gustav Mahler

  • Hartmut Höll
  • Yajie Zhang

Lunchtime

25 Oct 2022 13:00 | Holywell Music Room

The young Chinese mezzo-soprano Yajie Zhang stands out for ‘her colourful timbre, flawless voice, and remarkable receptivity’ (Operawire) and garners similar praise wherever she performs. Together with the celebrated German pianist Hartmut Höll, she presents a programme of Mahler songs, including his Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and the monumental final movement of Das Lied ...

Wednesday 26th October

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1:00 PM

59. Fleur Barron, Kunal Lahiry: A Place Called Paradise

  • Fleur Barron
  • Kunal Lahiry

Lunchtime

26 Oct 2022 13:00 | Holywell Music Room

Today’s lunchtime concert includes the world premiere of A Place Called Paradise, commissioned by Oxford Lieder from our new Associate Composer, Alex Ho, and poet Theophilus Kwek. It tells the true story of Prince Lee Boo of Palau, near the Philippines, who came, via a shipwreck and an unlikely meeting with a British sea captain, to London in 1784. Thrilling young mezzo Fleur Barron&...

Thursday 27th October

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1:00 PM

65. Anne-Lise Polchlopek, Elenora Pertz: From Paris to the Mediterranean

  • Elenora Pertz
  • Anne-Lise Polchlopek

Lunchtime

27 Oct 2022 13:00 | Holywell Music Room

The French mezzo Anne-Lise Polchlopek, who studied in Spain as well as Paris, and Italian-American pianist Elenora Pertz present a sun-soaked Mediterranean journey in song. They move from France - Fauré, Saint-Saëns and others - to Italy, where they range from Alessandro Scarlatti to Rossini, Tosti and Bellini. From there, they head to Spain, with a wonderful group of songs by ...

Friday 28th October

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1:00 PM

69. Joshua Stewart, Deirdre Brenner: American Song

  • Deirdre Brenner
  • Joshua Stewart

Lunchtime

28 Oct 2022 13:00 | Holywell Music Room

Joshua Stewart's and Deirdre Brenner's appearance last year was picked as a highlight in The Guardian Festival roundup, and we are delighted to welcome them back. They continue an exploration of the rich history of American artsong, with a focus on African-American composers, including performances of songs by H. Leslie Adams and Florence price. Below, you can wat...

Saturday 29th October

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1:30 PM

74. Mastercourse Showcase Recital: Mastercourse participants, introduced by Mark Padmore

  • Mark Padmore
  • Mastercourse Students

Lunchtime

29 Oct 2022 13:30 | Holywell Music Room

The culmination of the Mastercourse each year is a concert given by the participants, showcasing all they have absorbed during an intense series of classes. Introduced by the course’s lead tutor, Mark Padmore, this concert is sure to be a highlight of the Festival, with outstanding young musicians performing a wonderful array of songs. PRACTICAL INFORMATION All our seating is unre...