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Oxford Lieder Concert Series presents Café Bazar

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Our popular concert series is back in May with a concert by Olivia Boen soprano

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Oxford Lieder Concert series presents…

Olivia Boen soprano

Sholto Kynoch piano

Gates 10.30am

Concert Starts 11am

The Café Bazar in Salzburg was an extraordinary meeting place of composers and writers in the 1920s and was the launchpad for the International Society of Contemporary Music one hundred years ago. Today’s programme celebrates some of the most important figures from the early days of the ISCM, including Debussy, Strauss, Ethel Smyth, Manuel de Falla and others.

Bringing this glorious music to life is the soprano Olivia Boen, praised for her “full-bodied, sparkling tone” (ClevelandClassical.com). Olivia is a recent graduate of the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. This past season, she was a member of the Wigmore Hall French Song Exchange led by Dame Felicity Lott and François le Roux, covered Donna Anna at Nevill Holt Opera, and premiered at the London Song Festival in a recital of unknown works by Ivor Gurney. She was also a finalist in the 2021 Gold Medal Prize at the Guildhall School hosted by the Barbican

Tickets cost £15 (plus booking fees) and include coffee and cake.



Oxford Lieder Festival 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.



May 15
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Fairlight Hall Estate


Fairlight Hall
Martineau Ln, Fairlight, TN35 5DR
Fairlight, TN35 5DR GB
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