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A Soirée of Music and Art


Eva Frankfurther, Barrister Listening, oil on paper, 1957, private collection. 

19 June | Holywell Music Room | from 8pm 

Tim Posner | Emily Earl | Donghoon Shin | Sebastian Black | Jonathan Leibovitz | Tim Crawford | Echéa Quartet | George Fu

In homage to Eva Frankfurther (1930-1959)

We are honoured to be able to display eight paintings during the concert by the important emigré artist Eva Frankfurther (1930-1959), which previously have not been exhibited. It is a huge honour to be able to show these powerful paintings in public for the first time.

Sebastian Black

New work for solo cello

SmorgasChord Commission 2022: world premiere

Gustav Mahler

‘Ich atmet einen linden Duft’ from Rückert Lieder, arr. cello and piano


Wolfgang Rihm

Fremde Szenen III (1984)




Donghoon Shin

My Shadow (2021)


Clara Schumann

Geheimes Flüstern hier und dort Op. 23 No. 3, arr. viola and piano


György Kurtág

Hommage à R. Sch. Op. 15/d



Felix Mendelssohn 

String Quartet in E flat major, Op. 44 No. 3

Change of venue

This event will now be held in the Holywell Music Room.

In traditional SmorgasChord style, we end our festival with a soirée, simply overflowing with music. In this event, we are thrilled to be able to display eight paintings by the exceptional artist Eva Frankfurther, a Jewish emigré who arrived in Britain in 1939. She lived her life mostly in Whitechapel, where she painted many of the newly arrived immigrants in her community.

We've chosen music that will complement these paintings, creating a playful dialogue between music and art. 

This year our soirée is in three parts, and we will enjoy a short break with refreshments between each part. This evening will be a relaxed and laid-back event - feel free to arrive whenever you like! 




Where: Holywell Music Room | Oxford

When: 19 June | from 8pm

Duration: approx. 2 hours 15 minutes

Tickets: £20 | £10 | Students £5 | Sunday Pass £25 | Festival Pass £50 

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