Forthcoming Events

Forthcoming Recitals Autumn 2016

Ashley Riches: bass-baritone

Joseph Middleton: piano

Tuesday 15th November, 8pm, The Old Library, Pembroke College Cambridge
Tickets: £20, £15 OAPs, £10 college members, or £5 students. Tickets can be purchased here or from The Porters’ Lodge or on the door.ASHLEY-EDITED-HIGH-RES-15-of-37-resized
‘I think I could turn and live with animals’

Schubert
Die Forelle
Die Vögel
Der Alpenjäger

Fauré
Le Papillon et la Fleur
Sylvie
Le Ramier

Ravel: Histoires Naturelles
1 – ‘Le Paon’
2 – ‘Le Grillon’
3 – ‘Le Cygne’
4 – ‘Le Martin-Pêcheur’
5 – ‘Le Pintade’

Barber
‘Un Cygne’ from Mélodies Passagères
‘The Monk and his Cat’ from Hermit Songs
‘In the Wilderness’ from Despite and Still

Duke: Ogden Nash’s Musical Zoo
The Duck; The Cow; The Ant; The Dog; The Frog; The Mouse; The Turkey; The Kitten; The Pig; The Centipede; The Calf; The Rooster; The Jellyfish; The Germ; The Sparrow; The Seagull; The Fly; The Firefly; The Termite; The Pigeon

Turnage: Three Songs
1 – ‘The Singing Cat’
2 – ‘Mourned’
3 – ‘Last Words’

British Bass-Baritone Ashley Riches was a Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden from 2012-14. Prior to this he studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, having read English at Cambridge University, where he was a member of the King’s College Chapel Choir under Stephen Cleobury. Ashley has already established himself in both opera and concerts with Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Roger Norrington, Paul McCreesh, Jonathan Cohen, Robin Ticciati, Jan Latham-Koenig, David Hill and Richard Egarr. Recent and forthcoming highlights include performances at English National Opera, and with the Berlin Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, Academy of Ancient Music and with Joseph Middleton for Radio 3. He appears with Graham Johnson on the recent release of Complete Songs (Poulenc) for Hyperion. He is joined in this recital at Pembroke College by Joseph Middleton, described in Opera Now as ‘a perfect accompanist.’


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