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

Bravo Brahms


The 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

An all-Brahms programme to include Piano Quintet in F minor Op 34 and Serenade No 1 in D Op 11. Traditionally Ensemble 360 follows the annual Family Concert with a large scale chamber concert and this Brahms feast promises to live up to expectations.

Concert generously supported by David and Gina Wilson

Stan & Mabel and the Race for Space

Ensemble 360 with
Polly Ives narrator

A new story and a new score from author Jason Chapman and Paul Rissmann, whose works have delighted our family audience for years. Remember Sir Scallywag, The Chimpanzees of Happytown etc.? All eleven members of Ensemble 360 will be involved too.

The dog and cat duo are joined by a whole carnival of animals as they escape from the School for Wild and Dangerous Animals in search of a safe place to call their home. Learn the songs and watch the video at