SKEMPTON The Moon is Flashing
BEETHOVEN An die ferne geliebte
SKEMPTON Piano Concerto
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS On Wenlock Edge
In celebration of Ensemble 360’s new CD featuring works by Howard Skempton, this concert features two pieces revised in 2018 especially for chamber ensemble. These are presented together with Beethoven’s To the distant beloved, often regarded as the first ever song-cycle, and Vaughan Williams’s beautifully elegiac On Wenlock Edge. The composer’s settings of A.E. Houseman’s Shropshire Lad poems are sung by James Gilchrist, praised by The Times as an interpreter of English song who is “in a class by himself”.
This concert is generously supported by Maurice and Sheila Millward.