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Schubert Song Series III

Saturday 3 March, 7:30pm                          

Ashley Riches (bass-baritone) Joseph Middleton (piano)

Franz SchubertSchwanengesang
Ludwig van BeethovenAn die ferne Geliebte
Songs by Joseph Haydn

In partnership with Leeds Lieder

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.

6:30pm: Pre-concert talk

Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, University of Leeds

Tickets: £20  |  £18 (advance saver – available until 16 February)  |  Free – students and under 16s

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