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To the distant beloved: Schubert Song Series III

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£20** (£18 for booking up to 14 days in advance) Free for students and under 16s.
**Special Schubert Series discount offer: Book all three Leeds concerts for £50

Booking: Online (no surcharges) at concerts.leeds.ac.uk or on 0113 343 2584

Ashley Riches bass-baritone
Joseph Middleton piano

Programme to include Schubert Schwanengesang Beethoven An die ferne Geliebte and songs by Haydn.

A BBC New Generation Artist, bass-baritone Ashley Riches read English at Cambridge University, before studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and as a Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Recent appearances have included with the Berlin Philharmonic/Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Philharmonia Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and at Wigmore Hall. Increasingly recognised as a superb song singer, he appears on Graham Johnson’s complete Poulenc Songs for Hyperion. To draw our Schubert series to a close he performs the great non-cycle, Schubert’s Schwanengesang alongside what many label the genre’s first song-cycle, Beethoven’s hymn to a distant beloved.

This concert will be preceded by a pre-concert talk at 6.30pm.

Presented in partnership with Leeds University International Concert Series

Image © Debbie Scanlan