Ema Nikolovska – mezz0 soprano
Joseph Middleton – piano
Programme to include: Kate Soper – So Dawn Chromatically Descends to Day Rosephanye Powell – A Winter Twilight Howard Swanson – Night Song Hale Smith – March Moon Errollyn Wallen – About Here Schubert – An den Mond Wallen – London’s Burning Schubert – Die Götter Griechenlands Tomislav Zografski – Marika Moma Ubava Clara Schumann – Volkslied Zografski – Taga Judith Weir – Songs from the Exotic Danika Lorèn – The Idlers, The Sex Lives of Vegetables
Anyone who attended the Leeds Lieder Fundraising Gala at Wigmore Hall a few years ago will have had their socks knocked off by the young Macedonian mezzo Ema Nikolovska. Now a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Kathleen Ferrier Award Winner, and member of the Berlin Staatsopera International Studio, Ema makes her hotly anticipated Leeds Lieder debut in a typically wide-ranging recital: a cornucopia of sounds that the audience is less likely to have been exposed to. Creating dialogues between living composers and lieder, creating a space for poetry which is surrealistic or aleatoric (as in the songs of Cage and León), the recital is an adventure across Ema’s contact with the British, Canadian, American and Germanic music communities. The audience is invited to see what happens when these different eras and styles have a chance to speak to one another in the space of an hour.
This event is part of Leeds Lieder’s Festival 2021. If you are purchasing a livestream pass the link and password will be in the confirmation email you receive when you have completed your purchase.