20 October 2023, 7:30pm - 9:15pm
Presented in association with Ashmolean Museum
What to expect This special event has been devised in partnership with the Ashmolean Museum, inspired by their Colour Revolution exhibition (opening 21 September 2023). Two of the exhibition's curators will introduce selected highlights, including works by Ruskin and Burne-Jones, as well as Goethe's Theory of Colours. Around this is woven a programme of songs carefully chosen by Gweneth Ann Rand, which will complement and illuminate these works with music by Barber, Britten, Debussy and Messiaen.
The Artists We are thrilled to welcome back soprano Gweneth Ann Rand and pianist Simon Lepper. The Guardian wrote of their 2019 Festival recital ‘Rand’s sumptuous voice [was] technically brilliant, verbally agile and expressive’ and subsequently included it in the top 10 classical music events of the year.
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