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Date(s) - 21/03/2014
7:30 pm

Birkenhead School



Liverpool-born mezzo soprano, Kathryn Rudge, makes a welcome return to the festival series. Having left the RNCM in 2011 as one of its brightest prospects, she has fulfilled all her promise with a flourishing professional career. Featured as The Times Rising Star of Classical Music 2012, she made her debut with English National Opera in a production of The Marriage of Figaro directed by Fiona Shaw. She has gone on to perform major roles with Opera North and Glyndebourne Touring Opera. Kathryn is joined by another talented young performer, the South African pianist, James Baillieu – a much sought after chamber musician, soloist and accompanist. Their programme encompasses songs by the two great masters of German Lieder, Schubert and Schumann, alongside two English composers from the last century; Roger Quilter and Frank Bridge. Each offers a contrasting lyrical voice, yet remains true to their national tradition.

“Two Rivers Festival was created in 2008 by Andrew Thomson and Peter Davison to bring musical performers of international quality to Wirral.”

Programme includes :  Schubert Liebesbotschaft, Frühlingsglaube, Im Abendrot   Schumann Gedichte Der Konigin Maria Stuart op.135 Tosti Aprile, L’alba separa dalla luce l’ombre Roger Quilter Seven Elizabethan Lyrics Frank Bridge Mary Coleridge Setting. 

Tickets £15.00, U21s half-price  Visit  http://www.tworiversfestival.co.uk/booking.html.

Venue: Bushell Hall, Birkenhead School, Bidston Road, CH43 6UN.