Friday 13 October 2017

Leeds Lieder's 2017/18 concert season opens with Schubert

Leeds Lieder 2017/18
Leeds Lieder's 2017/18 concert season opens on Saturday 14 October 2017 with Nika Gorič (soprano), James Newby (baritone) and Joseph Middleton (piano) performing songs and duets by Schubert in settings from Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister. The concert is the first in a Schubert Series presenting young artists in association with the BBC New Generation Artists, Kathleen Ferrier Awards and Young Concert Artists Trust. All the concerts in the Schubert series are at the Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall. Further ahead there is soprano Mary Bevan (1 November) and bass-baritone Ashley Riches Joseph Middleton (3 March 2018) to be looked forward to.

Other events in the 2017/18 season include a pair of concerts at Opera North's Howard Assembly Room, baritone Benjamin Appl and Joseph Middleton in Schumann's Dichterliebe, Beethoven's An die ferne Geliebte and settings of Yeats by Ivor Gurney and Marian Ingoldsby (22 November 2017), and soprano Christiane Karg with Joseph Middleton in Debussy's settings of Verlaine and Baudelaire, and Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder (26 January 2018).

Tenor Toby Spence and Joseph Middleton will be performing Poulenc, Britten and Finzi at the University of Leeds (13 March 2018). The concert series is also going on tour, performing the three Schubert Series concerts at Sheffield University's Firth Hall.

The 2018 Leeds Lieder Festival runs from 19 to 22 April 2018.

Full details from the Leeds Lieder website.

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