Elizabeth Watts & Sholto Kynoch
Saturday 24 July at 4pm & 8pm 🎥 Tickets £22 (conc. £13)
Sibelius ~ Flickan kom ifran sin äsklings mote
Grieg ~ A Swan; Spring; Solveig’s Song
Richard Strauss ~ Four Last Songs
Rachmaninov ~ Lilacs; Fragment from Musset; Son; Zdes Horosho; Ya zdhu tebya; Oni otvetchali; Kakoye schastye.
Britten ~ Sweet Polly Oliver; O waly waly; Brisk Young Widow; Early one morning; Oliver Cromwell
Elizabeth Watts, Soprano
Sholto Kynoch, Piano
With a voice described by International Record Review as “one of the most beautiful Britain has produced in a generation”, Elizabeth Watts is “now established as one of Britain’s leading sopranos” (The Guardian). A former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Elizabeth makes frequent appearances at the Royal Opera House, the BBC Proms, and in recital at Wigmore Hall and the Aldeburgh Festival. Her wide-ranging programme for Paxton with pianist Sholto Kynoch, director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, features Strauss’ sublime Four Last Songs and a selection of Britten’s inimitable folk song arrangements
“…refreshing and unfailingly engaging performances.” –Gramophone Magazine
POST-CONCERT: Ticket holders for the 8pm performance are invited to stay on for a short informal Q&A session with Elizabeth and Sholto immediately after the concert.