PLEASE NOTE- THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY 25TH MARCH DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS.
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We’re delighted to begin an exciting new collaboration between Fairlight Hall and the Oxford Lieder Festival. OLF is the UK’s biggest and most renowned festival of classical song, and the recipient of a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award. As well as presenting many of the world’s greatest musicians in Oxford each October, Oxford Lieder supports the very brightest artists of the new generation both at the Festival and further afield throughout the year. Over the course of the year, Oxford Lieder’s artistic director – the pianist Sholto Kynoch – will introduce exceptional emerging professional singers to Fairlight, in a range of programmes designed to appeal to all and to showcase brilliant young voices and glorious music. Sholto will give a spoken introduction to each programme, and there will be a chance to meet the artists informally over coffee after each of the performances. Concerts last approximately one hour: the perfect way to pass a Sunday morning.
Sunday 18 March, 11am
Bethan Langford mezzo-soprano
Sholto Kynoch piano
Bethan Langford has recently graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is now a trainee at the National Opera Studio. She has already appeared at the Proms, Glyndebourne, and on BBC Radio 3, and has been described as ‘terrific’ by the Times and possessing a voice that has ‘warmth and a certain grandeur’ by Opera Magazine.
Robert Schumann: Frauenliebe und -leben
And songs by Brahms and Mendelssohn
The centrepiece of Bethan and Sholto’s concert is Schumann’s wonderful song cycle Frauenliebe und -leben (‘A woman’s love and life’), written in the blissful year of Schumann’s marriage to Clara Wieck (1840). It contains some of his most beautiful songs, woven into a profoundly moving narrative. Alongside this, they have devised another mini-cycle of songs, interspersing songs by two more giants of the song repertoire, Brahms and Mendelssohn, and focussing on the Romantic poet Joseph von Eichendorff, who was the inspiration for so many glorious songs.
Tickets £10 including coffee and cake