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Live online - Oxford Lieder Festival: Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton

When
Tuesday October 13, 2020 at 19:30
Available Online Until
Sunday November 01, 2020
Where
Online - Holywell Music Room, Oxford
Tickets
£12; under 35s £5
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Carolyn Sampson is undoubtedly one of today’s leading sopranos and has been described as singing with ‘luminous perfection and beautiful diction’ (Herald Scotland). After a stunning debut appearance at the Festival last year, we are delighted to welcome her back, with regular duo partner and lauded pianist Joseph Middleton.

We are equally delighted that they will premiere Cheryl Frances Hoad’s new work, Six Songs of Melmoth, the second of today’s world premieres. Cheryl began a three-year position as our Associate Composer last year. For this new work, she has collaborated with the writer and librettist Sophie Rashbrook to adapt extracts from Sarah Perry’s best-selling novel Melmoth, whose eponymous central character is a mysterious figure condemned to wander the earth across all time.

Carolyn and Joseph begin their programme with a selection of Schubert songs, including ‘Litanei’ and ‘Elysium’ (almost as a prelude to tomorrow’s ‘sacred and secular’ theme). In the second half of this recital they perform songs by Eric Satie, Poldowski – the pseudonym of Régine Wieniawski – and Joseph Canteloube, before concluding with William Walton’s inspired songs from Edith Sitwell’s Façade.

Emerging artist: Samuel Hasselhorn
Every evening recital this year will begin with Schubert songs performed by singers who have arguably been hardest hit by the current crisis: artists who are already forging careers but not yet at a stage where they can view current circumstances as a temporary setback. Tonight, we hear the baritone Samuel Hasselhorn, winner of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition 2018, who is fast becoming one of the most sought-after singers of his generation.

This concert will be streamed completely live from the Holywell Music Room. Shortly afterwards, it will also be available to watch again (using the same ticket and link) until 1 November 2020. Click here for further information on how tickets will work this year.

Q&A
After a short break at the end of the concert, there will be a Q&A with the artists. Please email any questions you have during the interval or at the end of the concert (songconnections@oxfordlieder.co.uk) or post them on social media (#OLF2020), and the artists will answer as many as time allows.

Oxford Lieder gratefully acknowledges support from the PRS Foundation for Cheryl Frances-Hoad's commission.


Venue
Online - Holywell Music Room
Holywell Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3SD
England
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