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19-25 October 2017 Oxford Lieder

Thursday 19 October 2017 to Wednesday 25 October 2017

Oxford Lieder will focus this year on Gustav Mahler and fin-de-siècle Vienna, exploring the composer's influences, contemporaries and legacy. We will join the Festival for the middle long-weekend for recitals by Mark Padmore, Sarah Connolly and Ian Bostridge and others to be announced, and masterclasses led by Ann Murray. Repertoire will include works by Mahler, Schubert, Fauré, Reynaldo Hahn, Korngold and Schumann. As well as enjoying many concerts together in the setting of Oxford's "dreaming spires", there will be a tour of the Bodleian Library and a walking tour of the city.

Itinerary

THU 19 OCT Independent arrival early afternoon at the Old Bank Hotel, Oxford, followed by a chamber concert, supper the Vaults Café and evening recital by Mark Padmore and Imogen Cooper at the Holywell Music Room.

FRI 20 OCT Morning tour of the Bodleian Muisc Library, visitng both the wonderful historic rooms and the modern underground reading room. Lunchtime and afternoon recitals; supper at St Stephen's College, and evening recital by Sarah Connolly and Eugene Asti at St John's Iffley Road.

SAT 21 OCT Study Day at St Hilda's College with Gavin Plumley on "Mahler - A Life in Song" followed by an afternoon recital, supper under your own arrangements and an evening recital. Late night concert in Merton College Chapel.

SUN 22 OCT Study Day at St Hilda's College on "Mahler: Reader, Thinker, Composer" followed by afternoon recital, supper and an evening recital.

MON 23 OCT Masterclasses with Ann Murray and Roger Vignoles, a lunchtime recital and late afternoon concert, followed by supper and a recital by Roderick Williams. And to round off the day, the Late-Night Cabaret in The Madder Hatter.

TUE 24 OCT Morning walking tour of Oxford, late afternoon Piano Quartet Concert, supper at St Stephen's College and evening recital by Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake at St John's Iffley Road.

WED 25 OCT Independent depature home.

Programme

19 Oct 17.30 CONCERT: DORIC STRING QUARTET
Haydn String Quartet in E flat Op 64 No 6
Thomas Adès The Four Quarters
Venue: Holywell Music Room

19 Oct 19.30 RECITAL: MARK PADMORE (TENOR), IMOGEN COOPER (PIANO)
Schumann Five Lieder, Op 40 (Andersen Lieder)
Schumann Liederkreis, Op 24
Reynaldo Hahn Songs
Fauré La Bonne Chanson Op 61
Venue: Holywell Music Room

20 Oct 13.10 RECITAL: CAITLIN HULCUP (MEZZO-SOPRANO), LADA VALEŠOVÁ (PIANO)
Songs from the height of Romanticism: richly tonal early Schoenberg, Berg’s Seven Early Songs and songs by Zemlinsky and Korngold

20 Oct 17.30 CONCERT: JACK LIEBCIK AND ALEXANDRA RAIKHLINA (VIOLINS), MEGHAN CASSIDY (VIOLA), THOMAS CARROLL (CELLO), BENGT FORSBERG (PIANO)
Korngold Piano Quintet Op 15

20 Oct 19.30 RECITAL: SARAH CONNOLLY (MEZZO-SOPRANO), EUGENE ASTI (PIANO)
Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen Op 24
Songs by Alma Mahler and Korngold and Zemlinsky's six settings of Maeterlinck
Venue: St John's Iffley Road

21 Oct 11.00-15.00 STUDY DAY WITH GAVIN PLUMLEY (SPEAKER), MARTA FONTANALS-SIMMONS (MEZZO-SOPRANO), BENEDICT NELSON (BARITONE), SIMON LEPPER (PIANO)
Mahler - A Life in Song
11.30 Lecture-recital part one: Rückert and Alma
13.30 Lecture-recital part two: Death and Transfiguration
Venue: Jacqueline de Pré Music Building, St Hilda’s College

21 Oct 17.00: RECITAL: JOEL WILLIAMS (TENOR), JAMES ATKINSON (BARITONE), JOÃO ARAÚJO (PIANO)
Three young musicians from the Royal College of Music perform works by Brahms and settings of Rückert by Schumann.

21 Oct 19.30 RECITAL: SYLIA SCHWARTZ (SOPRANO), MALCOLM MARTINEAU (PIANO)
Mahler Rückert Lieder
Songs by Reger and Strauss
Venue: Holywell Music Room

21 Oct 22.00 MOTETS AT MERTON: THE CHOIR OF MERTON COLLEGE, BENJAMIN NICHOLAS (CONDUCTOR)
Motets by Brahms, and composers he would have conducted as director of the Wiener Singakademie, including Schütz, Gabrieli and Bach.

22 Oct 11.00-15.00 STUDY DAY
Mahler: Reader, Thinker, Composer
11.15 Three 30-minute talks
13.45 Recital CHRISTINA SIDAK (MEZZO-SOPRANO), DEIRDRE BRENNER (PIANO)
Songs by Gustav and Alma Mahler, Schubert and Schumann
15.00 Three 30-minute talks
Venue: The Weston Library Lecture Theatre

22 Oct 17.30 RECITAL: MICHAEL MOFIDIAN (BASS-BARITONE), KEVAL SHAH (PIANO)
Songs by Brahms, Rachmaninov and Sibelius.

22 Oct 19.30 RECITAL: MARIA FORSSTRÖM (MEZZO-SOPRANO), MATTI HIRVONEN (PIANO)
Mahler Kindertotenlieder
Songs by Sibelius
Venue: Holywell Music Room

23 Oct 11.00-17.00 MASTERCLASS
Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano) and Roger Vignoles (piano) work with young vocal/piano duos
Venue: The Music School, Headington School

23 Oct 13.10 RECITAL: ALESSANDRO FISHER (TENOR), SHOLTO KYNOCH (PIANO)
An all-Schubert programme including settings of poems by Schubert’s great friend Johann Mayrhofer
Venue: The Hall, Headington School

23 Oct 17.30 CONCERT: PIATTI STRING QUARTET, ANN BEILBY (VIOLA), GUY JOHSTON (CELLO), RAPHAELA PAPADAKIS (SOPRANO)
Brahms Sextet No 2 in G, Op 36
Zemlinsky Maiblumen blühten überall for soprano and string sextet

23 Oct 20.00 RECITAL: RODERICK WILLIAMS (BARITONE), IAIN BURNSIDE (PIANO)
Schubert Die schöne Müllerin D795
Venue: St John's Church, Iffley Road

23 Oct from 21.30 LATE-NIGHT SALON: RAPHAELA PAPADAKIS (SOPRANO), PIATTI STRING QUARTET, SHOLTO KYNOCH (PIANO)
Schoenberg’s Second String Quartet alongside his mischievous and sometimes outrageous cabaret songs
The musicians also present the world premiere of a new work for quartet and voice
Venue: The Mad Hatter

24 Oct 17.30 CONCERT: ELENA URIOSTE (VIOLIN), JUAN-MIQUEL HERNANDEZ (VIOLA), LAURA VAN DER HEIJDEN (CELLO), TOM POSTER (PIANO)
Mahler Piano Quartet movement in A minor
Brahms Piano Quartet No.2 in A, Op.26
Venue: Holywell Music Room

24 Oct 19.30 RECITAL: IAN BOSTRIDGE (TENOR), JULIUS DRAKE (PIANO)
Songs by Brahms and Wolf, arch-enemies in the Viennese music scene who would never willingly have appeared in the same concert in their own lifetimes but are perhaps not as far from each other musically as they liked to think!
Venue: St John's Iffley Road

Travel Information

Oxford Station is served by regular trains from London Paddington and Birmingham and the Northwest. The Old Bank Hotel is a short taxi journey from the station.

Price per person

Tour price: £1,495
Single room supplement: £490
Deposit required: £400
Tour code: OXL1

Tour price includes: Accommodation, breakfast daily, five pre-concert dinners with wine, best ticket for each included performance, concert programmes, tours as described including guides and entrance fees, the services of Stephen Carpenter as tour manager.

To Book

Contact Travel for the Arts quoting tour code OXL1
Telephone +44 (0)20 8799 8350
Email: tfa [at] stlon.com
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