Schubert Song Series, University of Leeds
Held in the Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall, and in association with the BBC New Generation Artists, Kathleen Ferrier Awards and Young Concert Artists Trust, the songs of Schubert are explored in a series that champions the finest young British-trained Lieder singers. Pre-concert talks will illuminate the programmes and explore Schubert’s song repertoire and that of his contemporaries. Masterclasses will be staged to work with student song duos.
Schubert Series I: 14th October 2017, Nika Gorič (soprano), James Newby (baritone) and Joseph Middleton (piano). Laureates of the Kathleen Ferrier, Wigmore Song Competition and YCAT Awards present songs and duets by Schubert in settings from Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister.
Schubert Series II: 1st November 2017, Mary Bevan (soprano) and Joseph Middleton (piano). Mary Bevan has forged an international career that places her at the forefront of British singers. Her programme for Leeds Lieder includes songs of classical mythology by Schubert, Mozart and Haydn’s Arianna a Naxos.
Schubert Series III: 3rd March 2018, Ashley Riches (bass-baritone) and Joseph Middleton (piano). BBC New Generation Artist Ashley Riches presents a programme to include Schubert Schwanengesang Beethoven An die ferne Geliebte and songs by Haydn.
Schubert Song Series, University of Sheffield
Leeds Lieder on tour: In a new collaboration with Sheffield University, Leeds Lieder repeats their Schubert series in the University’s Firth Hall.
Schubert Series I: 15th October 2017, Nika Gorič (soprano), James Newby (baritone) and Joseph Middleton (piano)
Schubert Series II: 21st November 2017, Mary Bevan (soprano) and Joseph Middleton (piano).
Schubert Series III: 13th February 2018, Ashley Riches (bass-baritone) and Joseph Middleton (piano).
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