Wednesday 4 December 2019 7:30PM

Ailish Tynan soprano; Allan Clayton tenor; Robert Murray tenor; Christopher Parkes horn; Aurora Orchestra; Brett Dean conductor

Britten, Stephenson and Pärt

Additional notes

Additional Artist
Due to illness, Allan Clayton (tenor) is unable to perform Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings in the above concert. We are very grateful to Robert Murray (tenor), who has stepped in at the last minute to replace Allan for this piece. Allan Clayton will, however, still sing Josephine Stephenson’s new work in the first half of the concert.


  • Ailish Tynan soprano
  • Allan Clayton tenor
  • Robert Murray tenor
  • Christopher Parkes horn
  • Aurora Orchestra
  • Brett Dean conductor

Britten’s connection to Wigmore Hall is celebrated with a performance of the Serenade, premièred here in 1943, while the Rimbaud settings of Les Illuminations are complemented by a new work by Josephine Stephenson written for Allan Clayton.

  • With grateful thanks to the Patron, Benefactor and Supporter Friends of Wigmore Hall
  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
        • Les Illuminations Op. 18
  • Josephine Stephenson (b.1990)
        • Une Saison en Enfer (world première) [1]
  • Interval
  • Arvo Pärt (b.1935)
        • Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten
  • Benjamin Britten
        • Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31
  1. Commissioned by Wigmore Hall

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