HOWARD SKEMPTON The Moon is Flashing
BEETHOVEN An Die Ferne Geliebte Op.98
HOWARD SKEMPTON Piano Concerto
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS On Wenlock Edge
The music of Howard Skempton makes a recognisable feature in the Leamington Music Festival programmes, and what a delight to have two works that are new to Leamington audiences this year. Both are works originally scored for soloist and full orchestra, which have been re-scored by the composer for chamber ensemble.
We are pleased to welcome James Gilchrist back to the area after a gap of some eight years. This concert was originally conceived to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday back in 2020 and we couldn’t lose the opportunity of having a tenor of this eminence perform the great composer’s only song cycle, An die ferne Geliebte, to complement RVW’s sublime On Wenlock Edge in his birthday celebrations.
Concert generously supported by Maurice Millward