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Recital Room, Leeds College of Music

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3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, LS2 7PD United Kingdom
0113 222 3434 http://www.lcm.ac.uk

April 2016

Welcome Party and Pre-Concert Talk

1st April 2016 - 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Joseph Middleton and Roderick Williams invite you to join them as they discuss how they have curated the 2016 Festival. This informal ‘In conversation’ will be accompanied by a celebratory drink to welcome you to the opening of the 2016 Festival. ‘What I’m wanting is to look people in the eye and share the experience.’ Roderick Williams (Financial Times)

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Elly Ameling in Conversation with Iain Burnside

2nd April 2016 - 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Recognized for her superlative gifts as a performer, the celebrated Dutch soprano Elly Ameling performed for more than forty years in virtually every major cultural centre in the world. Firmly established as one of the greatest singers of our age, it is a great thrill for Leeds Lieder to receive our esteemed President at the 2016 Festival.
Artists: Elly Ameling and Iain Burnside

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Composers & Poets Showcase

2nd April 2016 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, LS2 7PD United Kingdom

An unpredictable and fascinating concert of the new works from the Composers & Poets Forum, which may well point out new directions for art song.

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Festival Masterclass

3rd April 2016 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Central to this Festival’s theme is Roderick Williams’s passion for sharing stories. His desire to communicate the essence of the text and music he’s performing is apparent in every recital he gives and this morning he explores some of the tools he uses as he presents a masterclass with the finest student duos from Britain’s top conservatoires.
Artists: Roderick Williams, Jo Blake Cave

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Fringe Concert

3rd April 2016 - 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, LS2 7PD United Kingdom

As more student singer and pianist duos are nominated than can be accommodated in the limited time available for the Masterclass, here is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the exceptionally gifted young musicians perform a wonderful array of songs of their own choice in an informal Fringe recital.

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April 2017

Welcome Party and Pre-concert Talk

21st April 2017 - 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Joseph Middleton and Richard Stokes invite you to join them as they discuss how the 2017 Festival has been curated.

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Study Event – Songs by Ravel

22nd April 2017 - 11:00 am
3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Une Rare Émotion 

with Roger Nichols.

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Felicity Lott & Graham Johnson ‘In Conversation’ with Iain Burnside

22nd April 2017 - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Few art song duos have had such enduring popularity or critical success as that of ‘Flott and Graham.’

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Composers & Poets Showcase

22nd April 2017 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Previous luminaries of our Composers and Poets programme have included South-Yorkshire born Ian McMillan, as well as composers from Russell Group universities.

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Lieder for Little’uns

23rd April 2017 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Aimée Toshney soprano
Philip Wilcox baritone
Ewan Gilford piano

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Storytelling and Poetry Workshop

23rd April 2017 - 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, LS2 7PD United Kingdom

with Timothy West CBE

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Masterclass Concert

23rd April 2017 - 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, LS2 7PD United Kingdom

The perfect opportunity to enjoy the exceptionally gifted young singers and pianists who worked with Timothy West earlier in the day.

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April 2018

STUDY EVENT: with Barbara Kelly

20th April 2018 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, LS2 7PD United Kingdom
Debussy among the Poets

Barbara Kelly is Director of Research at the Royal Northern College of Music. She is a leading expert on early twentieth-century French music and has published widely on Debussy, Ravel and Les Six. She is interested in placing music in the cultural, aesthetic and social context of its time. She has recently organised a major international festival and conference at the Royal Northern College of Music and the University of Glasgow with David Code to mark the centenary of Debussy’s death. She will discuss songs to be performed by the Kathleen Ferrier Award winners in today’s Lunchtime Recital.

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COMPOSERS & POETS FORUM: Session 1

21st April 2018 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, LS2 7PD United Kingdom
A vital and creatively rich component of Leeds Lieder’s work, the Composer and Poets Forum is a day-long culmination of work initiated in November when student composers from the national conservatoires and selected northern universities met poets local to Leeds in a creative venture to encourage the composition of new art songs. Today they return to perform and discuss these new works. We welcome other aspiring composers and poets to take part in the discussions from the floor.
Session 2 takes place at 2pm.

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COMPOSERS & POETS FORUM: Session 2

21st April 2018 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, LS2 7PD United Kingdom
A vital and creatively rich component of Leeds Lieder’s work, the Composer and Poets Forum is a day-long culmination of work initiated in November when student composers from the national conservatoires and selected northern universities met poets local to Leeds in a creative venture to encourage the composition of new art songs. Today they return to perform and discuss these new works. We welcome other aspiring composers and poets to take part in the discussions from the floor.
Session 1 takes place at 11am.

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COMPOSERS & POETS SHOWCASE

21st April 2018 - 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Previous luminaries of our Composers and Poets programme have included South-Yorkshire born Ian McMillan, as well as composers from Russell Group universities. This showcase promises to be an unpredictable and fascinating concert, which may well point out new directions for art song.

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FAMILY EVENT: Lieder for Little’uns

22nd April 2018 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, LS2 7PD United Kingdom
An immersive and informal performance for children under 5 and their carers.

This relaxed, family-friendly and informal concert is specially designed to introduce young children to the joys of the sung voice and piano.

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April 2019

COMPOSERS & POETS FORUM: session 1

27th April 2019 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, LS2 7PD United Kingdom

A vital and creatively rich component of Leeds Lieder’s work, the Composer and Poets Forum is a day-long culmination of work initiated in November when student composers from the national conservatoires and selected northern universities met poets local to Leeds in a creative venture to encourage the composition of new art songs. Today they return to perform and discuss these new works.

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COMPOSERS & POETS FORUM: session 2

27th April 2019 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, LS2 7PD United Kingdom

A vital and creatively rich component of Leeds Lieder’s work, the Composer and Poets Forum is a day-long culmination of work initiated in November when student composers from the national conservatoires and selected northern universities met poets local to Leeds in a creative venture to encourage the composition of new art songs. Today they return to perform and discuss these new works. We welcome other aspiring composers and poets to take part in the discussions from the floor.

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COMPOSERS & POETS SHOWCASE

27th April 2019 - 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Our Composers and Poets programme has been a cornerstone of the Leeds Lieder Festival from the very beginning, and has featured luminaries such as South-Yorkshire born poet Ian McMillan.

Robert Schumann, one of our featured composers this year, wrote “Sometimes it seems as though I am embarking on completely new paths in music” and this showcase promises to be an unpredictable and fascinating concert, which may well point out new directions for art song.

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FAMILY EVENT: Lieder for Little’uns

28th April 2019 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, LS2 7PD United Kingdom

This relaxed, family-friendly and informal concert is specially designed to introduce young children to the joys of the sung voice and piano. Aimée, Neil and Ewan are highly experienced workshop leaders and their programme will transfix toddlers, babies and grown-ups alike.

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