Part of the Nash Ensemble’s Dreamers of Dreams series, British music from the first half of the 20th century
Saturday 27 October 2012, 7.30pm, The Wigmore Hall
The Nash Ensemble is joined by tenor John Mark Ainsley at the Wigmore Hall on Saturday 27 October. They perform Benjamin Britten’s Three Divertmenti for string quartet, Frank Bridge’s Romanze, Cradle Song, and Sernade for violin and piano, Peter Warlock’s Songs for tenor and quartet, Edward Elgar’s La Capricieuse, Canto popolare, and Sospiri for violin and piano, and Ralph Vaughan-Williams’ On Wenlock Edge (Houseman) for tenor, string quartet, and piano. Marianne Thorsen is violin soloist with Ian Brown on piano.
The Nash Ensemble will perform a number of Britten works throughout the Dreamers of Dreams series, in celebration of his upcoming centenary in 2013. Britten 100 is an unprecedented collaboration of leading organisations from the worlds of the performing arts, publishing, broadcasting, film, academia, and heritage, marking Britten’s Centenary and extraordinary contribution to the 20th Century.
The Nash Ensemble is Chamber Ensemble in Residence at the Wigmore Hall.