Friday 14 July 2017 7:00PM

Ailish Tynan soprano; Adam Walker flute; Alasdair Tait cello; James Baillieu piano

Caplet, Ravel, Saint-Saëns and more


Please note the starting time is 7:00pm


  • Ailish Tynan soprano
  • Adam Walker flute
  • Alasdair Tait cello
  • James Baillieu piano

Judith Weir’s Nuits d’Afrique, specially commissioned by Wigmore Hall, offers a contemporary take on the great legacy of French song.

Adam Walker and Alasdair Tait join Ailish Tynan and James Baillieu for the work’s world première, part of a programme that includes the shimmering Ballade by the Francophone Swiss composer Frank Martin and Philippe Gaubert’s languid ‘Soir Païen’.

  • André Caplet (1878-1925)
        • Viens! Une flûte invisible soupire...
  • Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
        • Chansons madécasses
  • André Caplet
        • 2 petites pièces: Rêverie & Petite valse
  • Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
        • Une flûte invisible
  • Frank Martin (1890-1974)
        • Ballade for flute and piano
  • Interval
  • Judith Weir (b.1954)
        • Nuits d'Afrique (world première) [1]
  • Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
        • La captive Op. 12
  • Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
        • Cinq mélodies 'de Venise' Op. 58
  • Philippe Gaubert (1879-1941)
        • Soir Païen
        • Nocturne et allegro scherzando
  1. Commissioned by Wigmore Hall, with the support of André Hoffmann, president of Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation

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