Oxford May Music: Mary Bevan & Friends

Oxford May Music: Mary Bevan & Friends

Vaughan Williams - “Along the Field” for soprano and violin
Holst - Four Songs Op. 35 for soprano and violin
Schubert - “Der Hirt auf dem Felsen”, D965 for soprano, clarinet and piano
Arvo Pärt - “My Heart's in the Highlands” for soprano and organ
Vaughan Williams - Three Vocalises for soprano and clarinet


Mary Bevan - soprano
Jack Liebeck - violin
Paul Dean - clarinet
Daniel Grimwood - piano/organ


A festival of song, in which star soprano Mary Bevan joins Jack, Paul and Daniel in a variety of combinations. Although Vaughan Williams is not noted for his songs, he wrote some wonderful ones, as in this cycle to words by A.E. Housman. Vaughan Williams introduced Holst to folk songs; the Op. 35 set continue with the soprano/violin combination in a setting of medieval religious works. Schubert, surely the greatest composer of songs of all time, is represented by the famous “Shepherd on the rock”. Pärt’s song is the inspiration for Kaupo Kikkas’ exhibition. We end with more superb Vaughan Williams, three songs without words composed in the last year of his life.

Duration: 1 hour 30mins with no interval

Book Tickets

  • Sun 5 May 2:30 PM £13.00

Thursday 2nd May 2019

LECTURE 5.30pm - The Music of Bubbles

CONCERT 8pm - Festival Overture!


Friday 3rd May 2019

LECTURE 5.30pm - Brain plasticity

CONCERT 8pm - Phronesis


Saturday 4th May 2019

CONCERT 2.30pm - American Connection

LECTURE 5.30pm - A Sea of Trouble

CONCERT 8pm - Austrian Brothers


Sunday 5th May 2019

CONCERT 2.30pm - Mary Bevan & Friends

LECTURE 5.30pm - Living with our defects

CONCERT 8pm - In Memoriam


Monday 6th May 2019

LECTURE - 2pm - Ansel

LECTURE - 4pm - Thinking Like a Vegetable

CONCERT - 6pm - Festival Finale


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Full Price £105 Concessions £95

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3 concerts and 3 lectures of your choice:

Full Price £55 Concessions £50

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Book Tickets

  • Sun 5 May 2:30 PM


Full Price £13

Concessions £10

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