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Format: 2014-10-24
Format: 2014-10-24
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    Wed, 2014-10-29 18:00
    A rose is a rose is a rose | Marije Rommes (soprano) and John Collis (piano)
    John Collis, Marije Rommes
    Crown Court Church of Scotland, Covent Garden London WC2B 5EZ
    United Kingdom
    If music be the food of love
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Sweeter than Roses from Pausanias
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    What can we poor females do?
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Man is for the woman made
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    With Verdure Clad from The Creation
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    To a wild rose
    Edward MacDowell (1860-1908)
    Au bord de l'eau
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Lydia, from '2 Songs'
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    La papillon et la fleur from 2 Songs
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Les roses d'Ispahan from 4 Songs
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Spring Fancies
    Sir Arthur Somervell (1863-1937)
    Rosenlied from 6 Songs
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Fleur des blés
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Chanson d'avril
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
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    Fri, 2014-10-24 09:30
    The Schubert Project: Schubert as dramatist Study Day
    Iain Milne, Jennifer Davis, Lorraine Byrne Bodley, Lucy Hall, Tim Hawken
    Faculty of Music Oxford OX1 1DB
    United Kingdom

    Lorraine Byrne-Bodley is the keynote speaker in a study day that examines Schubert's perceived failure as an opera composer against his undisputed mastery of the small scale drama in song.

    9.30am Registration and welcome
    10.15am Key-note address
    11.30am Further papers
    12.30pm Lunch break

    1.10pm Concert - Members of the National Opera Studio perform songs with one foot in the theatre

    2.30pm Further papers, and round table discussion

    Lied der Delphine from 2 songs from the play 'Lacrimas'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Lied des Florio from 2 songs from the play 'Lacrimas'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Fri, 2014-10-24 17:30
    The Schubert Project: Bengt Forsberg (piano) plays Sonata in G, D 894
    Bengt Forsberg
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    The Sonata in G, D894 was described by Schumann as 'the most perfect in form and conception of Schubert's sonatas.

    Sonata for Piano No 18 in G
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Fri, 2014-10-24 21:45
    The Schubert Project: Wolfgang Holzmair (baritone) and Sholto Kynoch (piano)
    Sholto Kynoch, Wolfgang Holzmair
    New College Ante-Chapel Oxford OX1 3BN
    United Kingdom

    Wolfgang Holzmair's appearances at the Lieder Festival are always special occasions. For tonight's late-night concert, he has devised a wonderful programme of songs on a theme of night and the stars.

    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Sat, 2014-10-25 17:00
    The Schubert Project: Julius Drake and Bengt Forsberg
    Bengt Forsberg, Julius Drake
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    Two renowned pianists come together to perform duets, including the glorious A flat Variations, D813.

    8 Variations on a Theme in A flat
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  • Fri, 2014-10-24 13:15
    Lunchtime Recital - Richard Allum (piano)
    Richard Allum
    St Bride's Church London EC4 8AU
    United Kingdom

    St Bride's Lunchtime Concert Series welcomes pianist Richard Allum, in a programme which includes J S Bach's ever-popular Italian Concerto. Richard Allum has performed throughout the UK, France, Italy and made his Australian debut earler this year.

    'Italian Concerto' in F
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    4 Impromptus
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    2 Arabesques
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
  • Sat, 2014-10-25 19:30
    From the New World - Oxford Philomusica
    Marios Papadopoulos, Mats Lidström, Natalia Lomeiko, Oxford Philomusica
    Sheldonian Theatre Oxford OX1 3AZ
    United Kingdom

    Two of Oxford Philomusica’s distinguished principals, the Paganini International Violin Competition winner Natalia Lomeiko, and the internationally renowned cellist Mats Lidström, will perform as tonight’s soloists. Kol Nidrei stands amongst the celebrated cello compositions, transforming simple folk tunes into artful harmonies. Paganini’s Violin Concerto is a virtuosic tour de force full of technical wizardry yet melodic and strikingly beautiful. We conclude the concert with Dvorák’s famous fusion of his encounters with Native American music and his own European symphonic tradition.

    Kol Nidrei
    Max Bruch (1838-1920)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 1 in E flat
    Nicolo Paganini (1782-1840)
    Symphony No 9 in E minor, 'From the New World'
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
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    Sun, 2014-10-26 15:00
    Funomusica Family Concert
    Alasdair Malloy, Oxford Philomusica
    Oxford Town Hall Oxford OX1 1DS
    United Kingdom

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s the return of the mighty Funomusica! This action-packed programme shows off the superstrength, superspeed and supersound of the orchestra in an afternoon of family fun. Alasdair Molloy, aka The Kilted Crusader, will take us through some of the most famous themes and soundtracks from Planet Earth. Whether you’re a Superman or a Wonder Woman, come dressed as your favourite superhero!

    Concert most suitable for ages 4-8
    Concert ends at 4pm

    Pre-concert craft activities at 2pm

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    Sat, 2014-11-01 12:00
    The Schubert Project: Family Concert with The Erlkings
    The Erlkings
    Church of St John the Evangelist Oxford OX4 1EH
    United Kingdom

    The Erlkings are an amazing Scubert-based folk/rock band, who bring Schubert to life with their fresh translations and modern take on classic songs. They lead a fun, interactive concert, suitable for all ages 7 upwards.

    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Sun, 2014-10-26 15:30
    Ivy House Music and Dance - Markova 2014
    Alison McWhinney, English National Ballet, Laura Morera, Lauretta Summerscales, Principal, The Royal Ballet
    Ivy House, London Jewish Cultural Centre London NW11 7SX
    United Kingdom

    Join us to celebrate the Child Pavlova, Alice Marks, who as Alicia Markova became the first great British ballerina. Her life and work spanned the twentieth century: from Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes, through the early days of Rambert and the Vic-Wells Company to the founding of London Festival Ballet (now English National Ballet).

    In acknowledgement of the tenth anniversary of her death, Ivy House Music and Dance brings together an extraordinary assembly of experts and performers to explore Markova’s artistry and her legacy:

    Jane Pritchard, Victoria and Albert Museum Curator of Dance, will introduce footage of Markova in performance.

    Dame Beryl Grey, Clement Crisp, John Auld, Katherine Wade and Alain Dubreuil will share memories of Markova the dancer and the person with Chair, Gerald Dowler.

    The afternoon will conclude with solos from three of Markova’s greatest roles:
    Façade, Polka, danced by Lauretta Summerscales (English National Ballet)
    Les Sylphides, danced by Alison McWhinney (English National Ballet)
    Nutcracker, Sugar Plum Fairy, danced Laura Morera (Principal, The Royal Ballet)

    Markova was far above and apart from the rest of us. She was a star. Dame Margot Fonteyn.

    The dancers will be accompanied by recorded music.

    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    Les Sylphides
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)