Wednesday 4 December 2019 7:30PM

Sophie Bevan soprano; Allan Clayton tenor; Christopher Parkes horn; Aurora Orchestra; Brett Dean conductor

Britten, Stephenson and Pärt

Additional notes

Change of Artist
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Nicolas Fleury (horn) is no longer able to perform in the above concert. We are grateful to Christopher Parkes (horn) for stepping in as a replacement. The programmes remain the same.


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


Ticket bookings are subject to a £3 booking fee. This fee covers the whole booking and is not per ticket.

  • Sophie Bevan soprano
  • Allan Clayton 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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