Tuesday 18 April 2017

Leeds Lieder - a weekend of song

Leeds Lieder
Leeds Lieder opens its doors for another festival on 21 April 2017, with baritone Simon Keenlyside and pianist Joseph Middleton (director of the festival) in Schubert's Schwanengesang, some of RVW's Songs of Travel and songs by Sibelius. 

And the festival concludes on 23 April 2017 with A Garland for Jane which celebrates the founder of the festival, Jane Anthony, with a programme performed by cast including Felicity Lott, Joan Rogers, Clara Mouriz, Susan Bickley, Paul Nilon, Benedict Nelson, Philip Smith, Julius Drake, Graham Johnson, Iain Burnside, Gary Matthewman, Joseph Middleton and Roger Vignoles.

In between there is soprano Rowan Pierce and Roger Vignoles in the premiere of Iain Bell's Away setting Rabindranath Tagore, mezzo-soprano Sophue Rennert and Graham Johnson in Schubert, Faure and Britten, recitals from Clara Mouriz, Benedict Nelson and Joseph Middleton and from from members of the Royal Academy Song Circle, a masterclass from Roger Vignoles, a workshop with Timothy West, Roger Nichols talking about Ravel's songs, and an Historic Leeds Walk.

Full details from the Leeds Lieder website.

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