Friday 11 November 2016

7.45 pm
in the Middleton Hall, University of Hull

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45 pm by Professor Christopher R. Wilson
(see below)

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Sarah Fox and Malcolm Martineau in Recital

Schumann Frauenliebe und -leben
Britten Cabaret Songs
A Celebration of Shakespeare in Song:
Settings by Purcell, Arne, Quilter, Vaughan Williams, Gurney, Britten, Poulenc, Rufus Wainwright, John Dankworth and Cole Porter

Acclaimed soprano and pianist Sarah Fox and Malcolm Martineau present a programme which will include Schumann's immense song cycle, Frauenliebe und -leben, written in 1840 (his 'year of song'); Britten's Cabaret Songs; and an in-depth look at some of the many Shakespeare settings in music as we celebrate the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death. 

Sarah Fox’s prestigious career has taken her worldwide. She has performed several roles at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and at other major opera houses across the globe, and has worked with many of the world’s leading orchestras. Her discography includes Poulenc Songs (with Malcolm Martineau) and The Cole Porter Songbook for Signum Classics, amongst many others.

Malcolm Martineau is recognised as one of the leading accompanists of his generation. He has presented his own series at the Wigmore Hall and at the Edinburgh Festival, and has appeared in major concert venues throughout Europe, North America, Australia (including the Sydney Opera House) and at the Aix‑en‑Provence, Vienna, Edinburgh, Schubertiade, Munich and Salzburg Festivals.

The real ornament of the stage was the crystalline soprano Sarah Fox, whose voice is so pure and diction so clear that confident intonation and security across the whole register of her voice fall naturally into place, easily establishing her as one of the loveliest voices presently available on any opera stage or concert platform.
Andrew H King, Bachtrack

Martineau is an A-list collaborative pianist, it doesn’t get any better. He plays with fervor, with heartache, and he was most delightful when he rippled and splashed. A true artist.


Pre-concert talk at 6.45 pm

Professor Christopher R. Wilson: Shakespeare in Song

Entry is free to all ticket holders.