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New Zealand baritone Jonathan Eyers performs at Oxford International Song Festival
October 18 @ 2:00 pm - October 22 @ 5:00 pm
New Zealand baritone Jonathan Eyers, who has recently completed his second year of the Opera Studies Course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, will perform at three events at this year’s Oxford International Song Festival.
18 October, 2:15pm: Workshop
Presented in association with the Faculty of Music, University of Oxford
Six talented student composers from the University of Oxford’s Music Faculty hear their songs performed by Oxford Song Young Artist Jonathan Eyers in a workshop setting. Feedback from the performers and from Prof. Martyn Harry offers a fascinating glimpse into the creative process.
22 October, 4-5pm: Transparencies
Backlit transparencies were a hugely popular domestic entertainment in the early years of the 19th century. Today we have a special showing of these, reflecting their original salon setting with live music. At 4.45pm, Peter Davidson (Senior Research Fellow at Campion Hall and author of The Lighted Window) will give a short talk on the history of transparencies.
22 October, 5.30-6.30pm: The Original Mullerin
Wilhelm Müller’s poems, which were set by Schubert in Die schöne Müllerin, were originally written for a performance in 1816 at the Berlin salon of Privy Councillor von Stägemann. Müller was in love with Luise Hensel, later the sister-in-law of Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn, and himself played the role of the rejected young miller, with music written by Ludwig Berger. Jennifer Ronyak (University of Graz) and a superb team of musicians recreate this salon in the fun and informal setting of Freud’s.