Ensemble 360

Ensemble 360

Benjamin Nabarro and Claudia Ajmone-Marsan violins
Rachel Roberts viola, Gemma Rosefield cello
Tim Horton piano with guest double bassist

Mozart   Piano Quartet in G minor K478
Dvořák   String Quintet No 2 in G Op 77
Schubert   Piano Quintet in A D667 ‘The Trout’

Ensemble 360 has traditionally followed the morning Family Concert with a large-scale chamber concert attracting growing and enthusiastic audiences. The Dvořák and Schubert Quintets make a feature of the double bass adding an extra sonority, as we trip through Bohemian woods and listen to the babbling stream teeming with trout.

Concert generously supported by David and Gina Wilson


Izzy Gizmo – Family Concert

Ensemble 360 with Polly Ives narrator

Best-selling children’s book, Izzy Gizmo, tells the enchanting story of an intrepid young inventor who puts her talents to work to rescue a crow that can’t fly. This brand-new family concert brings Izzy’s mechanical marvels and infectious creative spirit to life!

Performed by Ensemble 360, narrated by Polly Ives, and with pictures from the book, this concert is a great introduction to live music for children. Original music by Paul Rissmann features pots, pans, whistles and household items (as well as orchestral instruments).

Ideal for ages 3-7 but great fun for everyone, it’s full of wit, invention, songs and actions, and plenty of opportunities to join in.

Children £6 | Adults £12
Family Ticket £32 (2 adults + 2 children)

CANCELLED – James Gilchrist tenor & Ensemble 360

Matthew Hunt clarinet
Benjamin Nabarro and Claudia Ajmone-Marsan violins
Ruth Gibson viola
Gemma Rosefield cello
Tim Horton piano

Howard Skempton   The Moon is Flashing
Beethoven   An die ferne Geliebte Op 98
Howard Skempton   Piano Concerto
Vaughan Williams   On Wenlock Edge


The music of Howard Skempton makes a recognizable feature in our Festival programmes, and what a delight to have two works that are new to Leamington audiences this year. Both are works originally scored for soloist and full orchestra, which have been re-scored by the composer for chamber ensemble, giving us a wonderful sense of symmetry to have chamber versions of piano concertos bookending the Festival.

We are pleased to welcome James Gilchrist back to the area after a gap of some six years, and when a tenor of this eminence performs at a Largely Ludwig Festival, having Beethoven’s only song cycle, An die ferne Geliebte, in the programme is an absolute must. Vaughan Williams’ On Wenlock Edge then moves us closer to the delights on 17 May…

Tickets: £25 and £20 reserved central block, £15 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

Concert generously sponsored by Presto Classical

Festival Saver Ticket available – call Leamington Music office on 01926 497000 for more details.

CANCELLED – Ensemble 360

Matthew Hunt clarinet
Gemma Rosefield cello
Tim Horton piano

Weber   Grand Duo Concertant Op 48
Beethoven   Variations on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen”
Rossini   Introduction, Theme & Variations
Beethoven   Trio Op 11 ‘Gassenhauer’


Three of the best known members of Ensemble 360 contribute a concert requiring virtuosic playing and featuring variations.

Beethoven’s Gassenhauer Trio dates from 1797 and the Variations on a theme from The Magic Flute from 1801. Weber and Rossini are both best known in the opera world. Weber was inspired by the clarinetist Heinrich Baermann to write concertos and this duo in 1815 and Rossini wrote his Theme and Variations aged 17 in 1809.

Four remarkable works written in a less than twenty years period makes for an awesome lunchtime feast!

Tickets: £16 reserved central block, £13 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

Festival Saver Ticket available – call Leamington Music office on 01926 497000 for more details.

Concert generously supported by Jennifer Lorch

Ensemble 360

Current members of Ensemble 360 are:
Juliette Bausor flute, Matthew Hunt clarinet, Adrian Wilson oboe, Naomi Atherton horn, Amy Harman bassoon
Benjamin Nabarro and Claudia Ajmone-Marsan violins, Ruth Gibson viola, Gemma Rosefield cello
Laurène Durantel double bass and Tim Horton piano

Amadeus 5 x 3

Mozart   Horn Quintet in E flat K407
Mozart   String Quintet in C K515
Mozart   Clarinet Quintet in A K581

Following the Family Concert in the morning, members of Ensemble 360 treat us to an afternoon of Mozart at his most delightful.

“International musicians, brimming with body and soul with passion, vitality and virtuosity, whose performances never cease to amaze.” – The Independent

Tickets £20 raised central block, £15 at sides
£1 Student Standby

Concert generously supported by Murray Campbell, John Hobley, Jonathan Holden, Rose Ledlie, Roger Massie, and Margaret Pringle.

Sir Scallywag and the Battle of Stinky Bottom

Ensemble 360 with Polly Ives narrator

When King Colin sets his sights on finding the famous Golden Sausage, there’s only ONE person for the job: Sir Scallywag! But will the six-year-old knight be mighty enough to defeat the filthy trolls and win the Stinkiest Battle Ever?

Based on the brilliant children’s story by Giles Andreae and Korky Paul, with specially composed music by Paul Rissmann, this fun, informal and interactive concert is an ideal way to introduce children aged 3-7 years to live classical music.

Family Concert ideal for ages 3-7

Watch the video and learn the songs:

Tickets: £12 adults, £8 children, £32 family ticket (2 adults + 2 children)

Roderick Williams baritone & Ensemble 360

James Pillai horn, Benjamin Nabarro and Claudia Ajmone-Marsan violins,
Rachel Roberts viola, Gemma Rosefield cello, Elena Hull double bass, Tim Horton piano

Howard Skempton Man and Bat
Howard Skempton The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Howard Skempton’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner was first performed by Roderick Williams with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and then taken on by him and Ensemble 360 for performances in Sheffield, the Wigmore Hall and the 2017 Leamington Music Festival. The setting of D.H. Lawrence’s Man and Bat by Howard followed in July 2017, premièred in Sheffield, and this will be its first performance here in Leamington.

Tickets: £24 and £19 reserved, £14 unreserved sides.

Concert sponsored by Presto Classical


Ensemble 360

Alena Walentin flute · Adrian Wilson oboe
Peter Sparks clarinet · Ben Hudson bassoon
Naomi Atherton horn · Tim Horton piano
Benjamin Nabarro and Claudia Ajmone-Marsan violins
Ruth Gibson viola · Bjørg Lewis cello
James Manson double bass

Mozart Oboe Quartet in F K370
Beethoven Variations on Mozart’s ‘Là ci darem la mano’ WoO28
Mozart Adagio and Rondo K617 
Schubert Impromptu No 3 in G flat D899 and Octet in F D803

No Leamington Music winter season would be complete without our double concert day from Ensemble 360. This year we go giddy in our Family Concert at 11.30am and grand at 3.00pm with Schubert’s largest-scale chamber work – the mighty Octet in F.

Tickets: £20 centre, £15 sides.


Giddy Goat – Family Concert

Ensemble 360

Esther Sheridan narrator

Jamie Rix and Lynne Chapman’s story of Giddy Goat follows the trials and tribulations of Giddy, a young mountain goat who is scared of heights. Paul Rissmann’s musical tale of facing fears and making friends, narrated by Esther Sheridan, is a wonderful way to introduce children to classical music.

Tickets: £5 children, £10 adults

Ensemble 360

Juliette Bausor flute
Adrian Wilson oboe
Matthew Hunt clarinet
Katherine Lacy bass clarinet
Amy Harman bassoon
Martin Field contrabassoon
Naomi Atherton horn
Tim Horton piano

Reicha Wind Quintet in E flat Op 88 No 2
Janáček Mládí
Kabeláč Wind Sextet Op 8
Schulhoff BassNachtigall
Smetana Polkas
Martinů Sextet in E flat H174

Ensemble 360 members are regular visitors to the Festival Weekends and always bring programmes that mix familiar works with others waiting to be discovered by our audiences. There is another quintet by Reicha, a friend of Beethoven and later a teacher of Liszt, tomorrow and the Prague based Miloslav Kabeláč who lived 1908 to 1979 wrote his Sextet in 1940.

Concert sponsored by Presto Classical

The concert will be recorded by BBC Radio 3