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April 2018

BREAKFAST CONCERT: Leeds Lieder Young Artists

21 April - 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
The finest young duos, coached over the weekend by John Mark Ainsley, Sir Thomas Allen, Malcolm Martineau and Richard Stokes, showcase the songs they have been exploring. An opportunity to enjoy the Leeds Lieder Young Artists – the next generation of Lieder singers and pianists.

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COMPOSERS & POETS FORUM: Session 1

21 April - 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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LUNCHTIME RECITAL: Kathryn Rudge & Jonathan Fisher

21 April - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
A Garland of English Song
Kathryn Rudge mezzo soprano
Jonathan Fisher piano
Programme to include: Howells King David, Quilter Three Shakespeare Songs, Elgar Sea Pictures, Finzi Let us Garlands Bring, Browne To Gratiana Dancing and Singing, Bridge Coleridge Settings.

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COMPOSERS & POETS FORUM: Session 2

21 April - 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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FESTIVAL MASTERCLASS II: with Sir Thomas Allen

21 April - 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
An established star of the great operatic and recital stages, Sir Thomas Allen has appeared with the world’s great orchestras and conductors. We welcome him as our Guest of Honour for the 2018 Leeds Lieder Festival, and in this masterclass, he steers our Leeds Lieder Young Artists through their chosen duo repertoire.

COMPOSERS & POETS SHOWCASE

21 April - 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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PRE–CONCERT TALK: with Richard Stokes

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

Richard Stokes’s pre-concert talks guarantee an illuminating and enriching discussion of today’s Evening Recital programme. Richard will introduce some rarely performed songs for the bass voice as well as that towering non-cycle, Schubert’s last great masterpiece, his Schwanengesang.

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EVENING RECITAL: Matthew Rose & Malcolm Martineau

21 April - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
Schubert: Schwanengesang

Matthew Rose bass
Malcolm Martineau piano

Programme to include Schubert Auf der Donau, Fahrt zum Hades, Grenzen der Menschheit, L’incanto degli occhi, Il traditor deluso, Il modo di prender moglie and Schwanengesang.

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LIEDER LOUNGE

21 April - 9:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Leeds College of Music
Leeds, Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Join us in the bar for an informal evening of local ales and song and poetry presented by our Leeds Lieder Young Artists.

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IN CONVERSATION: Sir Thomas Allen with Radio 3’s Donald Macleod

22 April - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Sir Thomas Allen – a legend of the opera stage and a master of the recital platform. Few artists have enjoyed such enduring love from their audiences and colleagues as our Guest of Honour. He has sung over fifty roles at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; in 2012 he celebrated his 40th anniversary with the company. His discography is wide-ranging, from Schubert cycles through to CDs that celebrate his County Durham roots, Sir Thomas is also one of the most engaging, sincere and witty raconteurs. He appears ‘in conversation’ today with Donald Macleod, well-known to BBC Radio 3 listeners as the presenter of Composer of the Week.

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VICTORIAN LEEDS WALK

22 April - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Call Lane
LEEDS, Yorkshire LS1 7BR United Kingdom

In association with Leeds Civic Trust

Take a break from the music and join us to examine some of the nooks and crannies of Leeds, a very Victorian City.

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FAMILY EVENT: Lieder for Little’uns

22 April - 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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PRE–CONCERT TALK: with Daniel Kidane

22 April - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Leeds College of Music
Leeds, Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Daniel Kidane introduces his new song cycle, commissioned for the 2018 Festival, in conversation with Leeds Lieder trustee Graham Hearn.

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LUNCHTIME RECITAL: Nick Pritchard & Ian Tindale

22 April - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
Leeds Lieder Festival 2018 Commission: Daniel Kidane

Nick Pritchard tenor
Ian Tindale piano

Daniel Kidane composer

Programme to include: Kidane Song Cycle (World Premiere), Schumann Liederkreis, op. 24 and Britten Winter Words

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FESTIVAL MASTERCLASS III: with Malcolm Martineau

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

Described in the New York Observer as ‘one of the world’s finest accompanists’, Malcolm Martineau will share the hallmarks of his playing, his ‘outstanding musical intelligence and virtuosity’ (The Telegraph) with a new generation of singers and pianists, specifically invited to be Leeds Lieder Young Artists.

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PRE–CONCERT TALK: with Richard Stokes

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

Ahead of the Evening Recital, Richard Stokes will talk about the originality of Winterreise, discuss why his friends failed to appreciate the songs, explore the biographical background to the cycle, and illustrate how Schubert frequently tweaked the original poems to suit his own compositional purposes.

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EVENING RECITAL: Robert Holl & Graham Johnson

22 April - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
Schubert Winterreise

Robert Holl bass-baritone
Graham Johnson piano

We are delighted to welcome Robert Holl, truly one of the great Lieder singers of our time, to perform Schubert’s cycle of 24 songs setting poems by Wilhelm Müller.

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POST–FESTIVAL RECEPTION

22 April - 9:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Leeds College of Music
Leeds, Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

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

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November 2018

Sir Thomas Allen and Joseph Middleton: Ancient and Modern

3 November - 7:30 pm
The School of Music The University of Leeds
Leeds , West Yorkshire LS2 9JT United Kingdom

Sir Thomas Allen is an established star of the great opera houses of the world and an acclaimed recitalist. Guest of Honour at our most recent Festival, we are thrilled to welcome him back to Leeds Lieder. Programme to include Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Wolf, Duparc, Ives and Warlock. This concert is supported by members of FUAM

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Christopher Maltman and Joseph Middleton: From Severn to Somme

22 November - 7:15 pm
Entrance via Leeds Grand Theatre, 46 New Briggate
Leeds, England LS1 6NU United Kingdom

Acclaimed British baritone Christopher Maltman is joined by pianist Joseph Middleton for a recital marking the centenary year of the end of the Great War, featuring a selection of music by composers from across the span of the major nations involved in the First World War including Butterworth, Gurney, Mahler, Fauré, Ives, Mussorgsky, Schumann, Wolf and Poulenc

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