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April 2018

PRE–CONCERT TALK: with Richard Stokes

21st April 2018 - 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

21st April 2018 - 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

21st April 2018 - 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

22nd April 2018 - 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

22nd April 2018 - 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

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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PRE–CONCERT TALK: with Daniel Kidane

22nd April 2018 - 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

22nd April 2018 - 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

22nd April 2018 - 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

22nd April 2018 - 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

22nd April 2018 - 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

22nd April 2018 - 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

3rd November 2018 - 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

22nd November 2018 - 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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December 2018

Royal Academy of Music Song Circle: A Schubertiade

12th December 2018 - 1:05 pm - 1:55 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Programme to include songs, duets and favourite part-songs by Schubert.

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Sophie Rennert and Joseph Middleton: Noël

20th December 2018 - 7:30 pm
Firth Court, Western Bank
Sheffield, England S10 2TN United Kingdom

A graduate of the Vienna University of Music and prize-winner in numerous prestigious competitions, Sophie appears in Sheffield alongside Leeds Lieder Director Joseph Middleton fresh from recitals at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie and Vienna’s Konzerthaus.

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January 2019

Catriona Morison and Joseph Middleton

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

Fresh from being crowned Cardiff Singer of the World, the first British singer to win the accolade, Catriona Morison makes her Leeds recital debut in the stunning Howard Assembly Room alongside Leeds Lieder Director Joseph Middleton, described in ‘Opera Magazine’ as ‘the rightful heir to the legendary Gerald Moore’.

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February 2019

Alessandro Fisher & Ashok Gupta – Ferrier Award Winners’ Concert

1 February - 1:05 pm - 1:55 pm
The School of Music The University of Leeds
Leeds , West Yorkshire LS2 9JT United Kingdom

A graduate of London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Alessandro Fisher won joint first prize at the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Awards.

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March 2019

Roderick Williams and Joseph Middleton

2 March - 7:30 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Renowned for the generosity of his musicianship and his ability to communicate with listeners, here he is joined by Leeds Lieder Director Joseph Middleton to explore the musical nuances and emotional intensity of Schubert’s great non-cycle, Schwanengesang.

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Anna Stéphany and Joseph Middleton

28 March - 7:30 pm
Firth Court, Western Bank
Sheffield, England S10 2TN United Kingdom

Anna Stéphany is emerging as one of the world’s most exciting mezzo sopranos. In demand across the globe, she is a firm favourite with conductors and directors, garnering plaudits with each appearance.

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