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Three Tashmina artists join James Gilchrist in Leamington

Three Tashmina artists will appear as part of Ensemble 360 alongside renowned tenor James Gilchrist at Leamington Music Festival on Friday 29th April.

Chamber works by Leamington composer Howard Skempton will feature Rachel Roberts (viola), Robert Plane (clarinet) and Tim Horton (piano), who will also perform as soloist in Skempton’s Piano Concerto.

Originally planned to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary in 2020, the programme includes Beethoven’s song cycle An die ferne Geliebte in which Tim Horton will accompany James Gilchrist. After a two-year delay in staging the concert, Vaughan Williams’s 150th year will also be celebrated, with his stunning cycle On Wenlock Edge, for tenor, string quartet and piano.

The two works by Skempton were both originally composed for soloist and orchestra, but have been re-scored by the composer himself for chamber ensemble. The Moon is Flashing features James Gilchrist as tenor soloist with an ensemble of clarinet, violin, cello and piano (including Robert Plane and Tim Horton), while the Piano Concerto sees soloist Tim Horton accompanied by string quartet (including Rachel Roberts).

The concert takes place on Friday 29th April at 7:30pm in Leamington’s Royal Pump Rooms, and is part of the 4-day Leamington Music Festival.

Tickets are available via the Leamington Music website.


Ensemble 360 and James Gilchrist | Leamington Music Festival: Leamington Spa | Fri 29 April | 7:30 pm

Skempton: ‘The Moon is Flashing’ for tenor, clarinet, violin, cello and piano
Beethoven: ‘An die ferne geliebte’ for tenor and piano
Skempton: ‘Piano Concerto’, transcribed for piano and string quartet
Vaughan Williams: ‘On Wenlock Edge’ for tenor, string quartet and piano

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03/07/2022