Past event: Les Illuminations

Benjamin Britten Les Illuminations, Op. 18
Josephine Stephenson Une Saison en Enfer (world première)
Arvo Pärt Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten
Benjamin Britten Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31

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


We return to Wigmore Hall to celebrate the musical legacy of Benjamin Britten. This mesmerising programme pairs Britten’s Serenade, which premiered at Wigmore Hall in 1943, with his Rimbaud settings of Les Illuminations and a new work by Josephine Stephenson written for Allan Clayton.

Due to illness, Allan Clayton (tenor) will now only be performing Josephine Stephenson’s new work in the first half. Robert Murray (tenor) will replace him for Britten’s Serenade for tenor, horn and strings.

Sophie Bevan (soprano) has had to withdraw from the concert due to unforeseen circumstances and Ailish Tynan (soprano) will replace her.

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