Artist Spotlight: Olena Tokar

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This Is Rattle / BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Fri 22 Sep 2017 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London

SCHUMANN
Liebeslied Op 51 No 5
Aus dem östlichen Rosen Op 25 No 25
Die Blume der Ergebung Op 83 No 2
Die Lotosblume Op 25 No 7
Singet nicht in Trauertönen Op 98a No 7

PAULINE VIARDOT-GARCIA
Der Gärtner
Tell me why
The Hills of Georgia
Two Roses
Nixe Binsefuss

MEDTNER
The Singer Op 29 No 2
The Flower Op 36 No 2
When Roses Fade Op 36 No 3
Elfenliedchen Op 6 No 3
Nahe des Geliebten Op 15 No 9
Sie liebt mich! Op 15 No 4

RACHMANINOV
Lilacs Op 21 No 5
They Answered Op 21 No 4
A Dream Op 38 No 5
In the Silence of the Night Op 4 No 3
I Wait for You Op 14 No 1

Olena Tokar soprano
Igor Gryshyn piano

Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions)
NB Unallocated seating

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Part of the 2017/18 season

Olena Tokar joined the distinguished line of singers who have taken part in the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist scheme after impressing both the judges and the TV audiences of the finals of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. Other competition winners over the years include Ailish Tynan, Christopher Maltman, Elizabeth Watts, Andrew Kennedy, Ilker Arcaryürek and, most recently, the 2017 winner Catriona Morison.

Olena was a finalist in 2013, and just a few months later was in the BBC’s studios delighting BBC producers with her sweet-toned, idiomatic and highly evocative performances of songs by Russian Romantic masters such as Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. There’s much more to her range than that, however (as her position as a regular soloist at the Leipzig Opera testifies), and for us today she sings songs by four composers in three languages.

Broadcasts

This concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 28 September

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