Saturday 9 September 2017 7:30PM

Gerald Finley; Julius Drake

Schubert, Poulenc, Ravel, Turnage and Britten


This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval


Ticket bookings are subject to a £2.00 booking fee. This fee covers the whole booking and is not per ticket.

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  • Gerald Finley bass-baritone
  • Julius Drake piano

Opening Concert of the 2017/18 Season

Over the past three decades Gerald Finley has risen to the summit of achievement at the world’s leading opera houses and concert halls.

The Canadian bass-baritone, a Grammy and three-time Gramophone Award winner, has received universal acclaim for his feeling for words and expressive communication. A regular at Wigmore Hall since the early 1990s, he opens the season with a programme devised to bring out the rich colours and deep humanity of his voice.

He is joined by regular duo partner Julius Drake in a captivating sequence of Schubert songs, and a second half of pieces packed with delightful animal imagery.

  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
        • Prometheus D674
        • Geistes-Gruss D142
        • Jägers Abendlied D368
        • Schäfers Klagelied D121
        • Mahomets Gesang (fragment) D721
        • An Schwager Kronos D369
        • Im Walde D834
        • An mein Herz D860
        • Im Jänner 1817 'Tiefes Leid' D876
        • Über Wildemann D884
  • Interval
  • Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
        • Le bestiaire
  • Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
        • Histoires naturelles
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage (b.1960)
        • Three Animal Songs
  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
        • The red cockatoo
        • She's like the swallow
      • Tit for Tat
        • Tit for Tat
        • The Crocodile

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