Sat 2 Nov, Stamford Ballroom music
Ou second concert in the 2019/20 season welcomes one of the biggest selling classical artists of all time
Clarke (arr. Johnson) Impetuoso from the Viola Sonata
Brahms Clarinet Sonata in E flat, Op. 120, No. 2
Verdi/Lovreglio Fantasia on the Opera La Traviata
Debussy Première Rhapsodie, L. 116
Arnold Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 29
Vaughan Williams Studies in English Folk Song
Bernstein Riffs and Scenes from West Side Story
Emma Johnson: Clarinet
John Lenehan: Piano
Emma Johnson’s career was launched when, at the age of 17, she won BBC Young Musician of the Year, followed by the Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York. She is one of the few clarinet players to have made a career as a soloist, and she has become one of the biggest selling classical artists of all time, selling well over half a million albums and downloads across the world. She is well known for playing a diverse range of repertoire, so this concert contains great classical pieces for clarinet, such as the Brahms, Debussy, Arnold and Vaughan Williams, with lighter pieces such as Bernstein’s jazz-based Riffs and Scenes from West Side Story.
Emma comes with her long-term collaborator, John Lenehan who is, without doubt, one of the leading chamber musicians in the world. He has made more than 70 CD recordings ranging from the duo sonatas of Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms, through classical keyboard concertos to concertos by John Ireland and Michael Nyman, to jazz with Emma.