Sunday, 29 March 2020

Oxford Lieder's Social DistanSong



This was supposed to be Oxford Lieder Festival's Spring Song weekend, and instead of live concerts the festival has developed Social DistanSong, an on-line festival. 

The first, impromptu, event took place yesterday and can still be viewed on-line; soprano Ailish Tynan and pianist James Baillieu, who were due to be launching the festival, have remotely recorded a Grieg song and a Libby Larsen encore. Tynan has put together a Spotify playlist of the songs that she was due to be performing, whilst Helen Abbott and Natasha Loges have recorded versions of their talks that were due to take place as part of the Poetry Making Song study day.

Like many arts organisations, the festival is fundraising so that it can support festival artists from the cancelled events by paying them.

Full details from the festival website.

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