Classical Music

BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists

Kathryn Rudge & James Baillieu


Friday 12 May 1pm

Norwich Playhouse

Kathryn Rudge dressed in 16th Century floral dress holds a quill at a lectern whilst singing
Kathryn Rudge

© Sussie Ahilburg

Kathryn Rudge mezzo soprano
James Baillieu piano

Schubert Fruhlingsglaube; Nachtstuck; An die laute; Im Abendrot
Tosti Aprile; L’alba separa dall luce l’ombre
Quilter Seven Elizabethan Lyrics
Britten Folksongs: Salley Gardens; Brisk Young Widow; Last Rose of Summer; Oliver Cormwell
Bridge Coleridge Settings: Thy Hand in Mine; Where She Lies Asleep; Love went a-riding

Singled out by The Times in 2012 as a ‘Rising Star of Classical Music’, mezzo-soprano Kathryn Rudge is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after voices of her generation. A BBC Young Generation Artist and nominee in last year’s RPS Awards, she is joined by pianist James Baillieu for an enchanting programme that traces the Lied from its origins in Schubert’s masterful miniatures, through Tosti’s irresistible Italian expressivity, to the quiet understatement of Britten’s elegant British folksong settings.


In a new partnership, the Festival and BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists scheme gives you the chance to hear some of the most promising new talent from around the world. Our concerts on 12 and 20 May will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Other concerts in the series:

Friday 19 May, 7:30pm
Norwich Playhouse

Folk Songs

Saturday 20 May, 7.30pm
Norwich Playhouse

Performance runs: c. 1hr

Visit Kathryn Rudge's website here

Visit James Baillieu's website here

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