THE SCHUBERT PROJECT
10th October - 1st November 2014
Bringing Schubert's Vienna to Oxford
Franz Schubert has been at the core of the Oxford Lieder Festival since its all-Schubert inception in 2002. In October 2014, the Festival will see the world's first complete performance of his songs in a single, intense Festival.
In his all-too-short life (just 31 years) Schubert wrote some 650 songs; many are perfect masterpieces, most are exquisite, and not one is without merit and interest. These songs will form the heart of the Schubert Project. Many of his substantial body of part songs will also be performed, as well as selected chamber works, four-hand piano music, orchestral works, and perhaps even opera. In addition to the music, expect exhibitions, theatre, food & drink, talks, workshops, masterclasses and more: "bringing Schubert's Vienna to Oxford".
Singers performing in the The Schubert Project will include: Sir Thomas Allen, Sarah Connolly, William Dazeley, James Gilchrist, Robert Holl, Wolfgang Holzmair, Sophie Karthäuser, Angelika Kirchschlager, Stephan Loges, Christopher Maltman, Christoph Prégardien, Birgid Steinberger, Roderick Williams and many more in over 50 recitals. They will be joined by the world's leading pianists, including Eugene Asti, Julius Drake, Graham Johnson, Malcolm Martineau and Roger Vignoles.
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Doric String Quartet, and the Schubert Ensemble will be amongst our partners for chamber music.
The Schubert Project is supported by The Schubert Circle. If you are interested in supporting this milestone project, please visit our Schubert Circle page for more information on benefits and making a donation online or by using the Schubert Circle form. More details about the project can be found in the leaflet below.
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