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April 2019

HISTORIC LEEDS WATERSIDE WALK

28th April 2019 - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Take a break from the music and join us for a walk along the Leeds Waterfront. Look back to a time when Leeds was one of the major English ports. See the changing city and look to the future from a different viewpoint.

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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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STUDY EVENT: The Schumanns, Brahms and the Orient in German Romanticism with Dr Natasha Loges

28th April 2019 - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Well known for her informative, amusing, probing and highly entertaining talks, we are thrilled to welcome to Leeds one of the country’s pre-eminent Lieder specialists. Dr Natasha Loges is Head of Postgraduate Programmes at the Royal College of Music and has co-edited Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall: Between Private and Public Performance.

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AFTERNOON RECITAL: with Samuel Hasselhorn and Joseph Middleton

28th April 2019 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Hasselhorn and Middleton juxtapose two of our featured composers in this recital. Schumann’s great settings of dramatic Heine and heartbreaking Kerner poems bookend four folksongs by Brahms. German-born Hasselhorn stands at the forefront of today’s young Lieder singers. A prize-winner at the Queen Elisabeth Competition, Das Lied and Wigmore International Song Competitions.

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FESTIVAL MASTERCLASS IV: with Ann Murray DBE

28th April 2019 - 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

The closing masterclass of the 2019 Festival sees our outstanding duos working with the great Irish mezzo-soprano Ann Murray DBE, to find clarity of expression and a deeper understanding of the songs they have prepared. We are also proud to offer the inaugural Leeds Lieder/Schubert Institute of Great Britain Song Prize to the duo with the most promise. The winning duo will also receive an invitation to appear in the Leeds University International Concert Series next season.

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PRE–CONCERT TALK: with Natasha Loges

28th April 2019 - 6:45 pm - 7:15 pm
Leeds College of Music
Leeds, Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Natasha Loges will talk about how we approach the compositions of Robert and Clara Schuman against the backdrop of women’s cultural achievements in the nineteenth century. She will outline some of the social and legal restrictions professional women faced, but also offer thoughts on how we can connect meaningfully with that era through music.

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EVENING RECITAL: with Miah Persson and Joseph Middleton

28th April 2019 - 7:30 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Much-loved Swedish soprano Miah Persson, an artist in her prime, makes her Leeds Lieder début in a programme which explores femininity and motherhood in the first half, before turning to her Scandinavian roots in the second. She is joined by Leeds Lieder Director Joseph Middleton to close the 2019 Festival in what will certainly be a must-see event for Lieder enthusiasts.

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POST–FESTIVAL RECEPTION

28th April 2019 - 9:30 pm
Leeds College of Music
Leeds, Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

We invite Sponsors, Patrons, Friends and Festival Saver ticket holders to join us in raising a glass to toast the end of the Festival.

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