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Friday 8th October

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11:00 AM

01. James Rebanks, Jess Dandy and Martin Roscoe: A Cumbrian Idyll

  • Gavin Plumley
  • Jess Dandy
  • Martin Roscoe
  • James Rebanks

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08 Oct 2021 11:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

To start the Festival, we put a best-selling author-shepherd, a brilliant young singer and a world-renowned pianist in a room to talk about if and where landscape, music, lambing and poetry overlap. Each with roots in Cumbria, these three artists, in conversation with Gavin Plumley, ask and challenge what we mean by ‘pastoral’, and explore how a landscape has shaped their own c...
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3:30 PM

03. Gurney's Gloucestershire

  • Anna Cavaliero
  • Kate Kennedy
  • Natalie Burch

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08 Oct 2021 15:30 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Ahead of the 5.45pm performance of To His Love, Kate Kennedy, author of the newly-published Dweller in Shadows: A Life of Ivor Gurney, delves into the profound influence of the Gloucestershire landscape on the poetry and music of Ivor Gurney, with live performances illustrating her talk given by soprano Anna Cavaliero and pianist Natalie Burch. TRY BEFORE YOU BUY [youtube url=...

Saturday 9th October

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1:30 PM

08. Celebrating Saint-Saëns

  • Liam Bonthrone
  • Flora Willson
  • Jennifer Rushworth
  • Bernadette Johns
  • Benjamin Mead

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09 Oct 2021 13:30 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

1.30pm - 2.30pm - Part 1: Camille Saint-Saëns: A Life in Song 3pm - 4pm - Part 2: Saint-Saëns and the Musical World of the Salon Today we celebrate and explore the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, who died 100 years ago this year (and whose 186th birthday would have fallen today). Although best known these days for his orchestral works, Saint-Saëns wrote ...

Sunday 10th October

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1:30 PM

14. Celebrating Stenhammar

  • Leah Broad
  • Daniel Grimley
  • Martin Sturfält
  • Agnes Auer

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10 Oct 2021 13:30 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

1.30pm-2.30pm - Swedish Song: Broadening Horizons 3pm-4pm - Stenhammar: A Swedish Voice The Swedish composer Wilhelm Stenhammar, born 150 years ago, was one of the finest song composers of his generation and would surely be mentioned in the same breath as his more famous contemporaries if Swedish-language song was better known. To introduce this two-part event, Leah Broad, Daniel Grimley ...

Monday 11th October

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10:30 AM

19. SongPath at the Botanic Garden

  • Jess Dandy
  • Helen Charlston
  • Kevin Loh

Sold Out - Waiting List Only

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11 Oct 2021 10:30 | Oxford Botanic Garden

Please note this event has a limited capacity of 30 places. There will be a similar SongPath event later in the week, led by Joanna Harries. See Event 43. These events do not qualify for our multi-buy discount and are not included in our Festival passes.   SongPath is a fantastic initiative designed to provide participants with nourishing ways of connecting through w...
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3:15 PM

21. Nature's Musicians

  • Laura Tunbridge
  • Claire Ward
  • Guy Murgatroyd
  • John Krebs

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11 Oct 2021 15:15 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Eminent ornithologist John Krebs explains how birdsong is primarily a tool of communication, asking why something so apparently functional should also be so beautiful. He is joined by Laura Tunbridge, Fellow in Music at St Catherine’s College, for a discussion about the appearances of birdsong in poetry and music. Two exciting young musicians illustrate this with music by Messiaen, Debuss...

Tuesday 12th October

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11:00 AM

25a. Wandering Winter Poets: Heine & Müller

  • Malachy Frame
  • Joanna Neilly
  • Satoshi Kubo

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12 Oct 2021 11:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

This event is in two parts. One ticket give you access to both parts. 25a: 11am - 12pm, Wandering Winter Poets: Heine & Müller 25b: 3.15pm - 4.15pm, The Wanderer Click here for details about part 2 (event 25b).  “I am vain enough to think that one day, when we are both gone, my name will be mentioned alongside yours.” Thus wrote Heinrich Hei...
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3:15 PM

25b. The Wanderer

  • Malachy Frame
  • Joanna Neilly
  • Satoshi Kubo

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12 Oct 2021 15:15 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

This event is in two parts. One ticket gives you access to both parts. 25a: 11am - 12pm, Wandering Winter Poets: Heine & Müller 25b: 3.15pm - 4.15pm, The Wanderer Please see 25a: Wandering Winter Poets: Heine & Müller for ticket information   Joanna Neilly continues to explore some of the key features of German romanticism: in t...

Wednesday 13th October

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11:00 AM

31a. The Brilliant Abyss (part 1)

  • Katy Hamilton
  • Harriet Burns
  • Cole Knutson
  • Helen Scales

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13 Oct 2021 11:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

This event is in two parts. One ticket gives you acccess to both parts. 31a: 11am - 12pm, The Brilliant Abyss part 1 31b: 3.15pm - 4.15pm, The Brilliant Abyss part 2 Click here for details about part 2 (event 25b).   In this fascinating two-part Song Connections event, Katy Hamilton explores perceptions of the ocean depths in poetry and song alongside the reality of...
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3:15 PM

31b. The Brilliant Abyss (part 2)

  • Katy Hamilton
  • Harriet Burns
  • Cole Knutson
  • Helen Scales
  • Laurence Crane

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13 Oct 2021 15:15 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

This event is in two parts; one ticket covers both sessions. 31a: 11am - 12pm, The Brilliant Abyss part 1 31b: 3.15pm - 4.15pm, The Brilliant Abyss part 2 Please see 31a: The Beautiful Abyss part 1 for ticket information​   For the second part of today’s Song Connections event, Katy Hamilton and Helen Scales are joined by composer Laurence Crane...

Thursday 14th October

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11:00 AM

37a. Kerner, Keats and the Physician Poet

  • Natasha Loges
  • Dafydd Jones
  • Avishka Edirisinghe

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14 Oct 2021 11:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

This event is in two parts; one ticket covers both parts. 37a: 11am - 12pm, Kerner, Keats and the Physician Poet 37b: 3.15pm - 4.15pm, The Original (anti-) Vaxxers Click here for details about part 2 (event 37b). Today’s two-part Song Connections event is led by Natasha Loges and presented in association with the Royal College of Music. Natasha explores where m...
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3:15 PM

37b. The Original (Anti-) Vaxxers

  • Natasha Loges
  • Avishka Edirisinghe
  • Esme Bronwen-Smith
  • Andrew Pollard

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14 Oct 2021 15:15 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

This event is in two parts; one ticket covers both parts. 37a: 11am - 12pm, Kerner, Keats and the Physician Poet 37b: 3.15pm - 4.15pm, The Original (anti-) Vaxxers See 37a: Kerner, Keats and the Physician Poet for ticket information. The use of words and music to persuade people of the safety and efficacy of vaccines is not a solely modern phenomenon. Edward Jenner &...

Friday 15th October

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10:30 AM

43. SongPath at the Botanic Garden

  • Anna Cavaliero
  • Kevin Loh
  • Joanna Harries

Sold Out - Waiting List Only

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15 Oct 2021 10:30 | Oxford Botanic Garden

Please note this event has a limited capacity of 30 places. There will be a similar SongPath event earlier in the week, led by Jess Dandy. See Event 19. These events do not qualify for our multi-buy discount and are not included in our Festival passes.   SongPath is a fantastic initiative designed to provide participants with nourishing ways of connecting throug...
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3:15 PM

45. Flower Songs

  • Richard Stokes
  • Aron Goldin
  • Rachel Ridout

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15 Oct 2021 15:15 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

PLEASE NOTE: Magnus Walker has regretfully had to withdraw from this event. We are grateful to soprano Rachel Ridout for stepping in at short notice. The programme remains unchanged. Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder, examines Heinrich Heine’s poem ‘Du bist wie eine Blume’ (‘You are like a flower’) and four texts by Goethe, digging below the surf...

Saturday 16th October

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1:30 PM

51. Harry T Burleigh

  • Jean E. Snyder
  • Louise Toppin
  • Ann Sears
  • Alan Williams

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16 Oct 2021 13:30 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Harry T Burleigh was one of the most influential figures in the history of American song: an African American composer and singer whose works were performed far and wide and helped shape the sound of American music. Burleigh was hugely well-known as a singer (he travelled extensively in Europe and the UK, singing for King Edward VII and visiting Oxford) and he wrote songs that were widely ...

Sunday 17th October

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1:30 PM

57. Talk: A Route of Evanescence

  • Erica McAlpine

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17 Oct 2021 13:30 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

This event is a pre-concert talk which will be streamed online for free. Watch this conversation live at 13:30, or afterwards on demand. The livestream will be available to view on this page (no ticket required). Please refresh this page at 13:30 to view the livestream. For in-person audiences, this event is only available if you have purchased a ticket for Event 58: Settings of Em...

Monday 18th October

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12:00 PM

63. Composer Conversation

  • Tom Coult

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18 Oct 2021 12:00 | Saint John the Evangelist

This event is a pre-concert talk which will be streamed online for free. Watch this conversation live at 12:00, or afterwards on demand. The livestream will be available to view on this page (no ticket required). Please refresh this page at 12:00 to view the livestream. For in-person audiences, this event is only available if you have pu...

Tuesday 19th October

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12:00 PM

70. Birdsong

  • Lucy Lapwing

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19 Oct 2021 12:00 | Saint John the Evangelist

This event is a pre-concert talk which will be streamed online for free. Watch this conversation live at 12:00, or afterwards on demand. The livestream will be will be available to stream online from this page for free and NOT accessed through our Digital Concert Hall. SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE TO VIEW THE LIVESTREAM. Please refresh this page at 12:00 to view the livestream...

Wednesday 20th October

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12:00 PM

78. Composer Conversation

  • Cheryl Frances-Hoad

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20 Oct 2021 12:00 | Saint John the Evangelist

This event is a pre-concert talk which will be streamed online for free. Watch this conversation live at 12:00, or afterwards on demand. The livestream will be will be available to stream online from this page for free and NOT accessed through our Digital Concert Hall. SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE TO VIEW THE LIVESTREAM. For in-person audiences, this event is only available if you have ...

Thursday 21st October

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12:00 PM

86. Mahler's Huts

  • Gavin Plumley

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21 Oct 2021 12:00 | Saint John the Evangelist

This event is a pre-concert talk which will be streamed online for free. Watch this conversation live at 12:00, or afterwards on demand. The livestream will be available to view on this page for free (no ticket required) and NOT accessed through our Digital Concert Hall. SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE TO VIEW THE LIVESTREAM. For in-person audiences, this event is only available if yo...

Friday 22nd October

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12:00 PM

94. Talk: Baudelaire at 200

  • Helen Abbott

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22 Oct 2021 12:00 | Saint John the Evangelist

This event is a pre-concert talk which will be streamed online for free. Watch this conversation live at 12:00, or afterwards on demand. The livestream will be available to stream online from this page for free and NOT accessed through our Digital Concert Hall. SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE TO VIEW THE LIVESTREAM. Please refresh this page at 12:00 to view the livestream. For in...