Roderick Williams and Christopher Glynn
Friday 13 September - Stratford Playhouse
Ticket Price: £20
The chamber music element of the Festival opens with the leading English baritone performing in the round the greatest song cycle in an easily understood new English version by Jeremy Sams. Now the audience can concentrate on the great singer’s gripping performance without having to follow a text. It’s a performance which will stay in the mind long afterwards.
“Winter Journey” (Winterreise) sung in the round in English in a new translation by Jeremy Sams
Roderick Williams is one of the most sought after baritones of his generation and performs a wide operatic repertoire from baroque to contemporary music. He has appeared with leading opera companies throughout the world and performed with all the BBC orchestras and many other leading orchestras of the world, from Europe to the USA, including the Berlin Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Russian National Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the Ensemble Orchestra de Paris, to name a few.
Roderick is also an accomplished recital artist who has performed at many leading venues and festivals and appears regularly on Radio 3 both as a performer and presenter. He is also a composer and has had works premiered at the Wigmore and Barbican Halls, the Purcell Room and live on national radio.
Roderick was awarded an OBE for services to music in June 2017.
Christopher Glynn is a Grammy award-winning pianist and accompanist, working with leading singers, instrumentalists and ensembles in concerts, broadcasts and recordings throughout the world.
Described by The Times as a “superb accompanist” and praised in Gramophone for his “breathtaking sensitivity” Chris has performed at the BBC Proms, Carnegie Hall, Edinburgh, Aldeburgh, Cheltenham and Oxford Lieder Festivals, the Royal Opera House, Barbican and Southbank Centre and as far afield as Japan, Brazil and Sri Lanka. He is often heard on BBC Radio 3 and has made over 20 recordings.
Chris enjoys working with young musicians and is a Professor at the Royal College of Music, an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and a course leader for the Samling Foundation.
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Patron: Henry Seymour, 9th Marquess of Hertford • President: John Lill CBE
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