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Martinů String Quartet / Simon Wallfisch (baritone) / Gemma Rosefield (cello) – Monday 6 May

Martinů String Quartet
Lubomír Havlák violin and Adéla Štajnochrová violins
Martin Stupka viola, Jitka Vlašánková cello
with Simon Wallfisch baritone
and Gemma Rosefield cello

Krása  String Quartet
Tauský   Coventry
Sylvie Bodorová   Terezín Ghetto Requiem
Schubert   String Quintet in C D956

 

The Festival’s final concert includes Vilém Tauský’s Coventry, written in 1940 after visiting the recently ruined cathedral.

Sylvie Bodorová’s Terezín Ghetto Requiem (premièred in Holy Trinity Church in 1998) will be played here for the fifth time, after numerous performances in England, North America, and on the continent. Simon Wallfisch was the impressive baritone soloist last time, in 2016, and Gemma Rosefield also returns to play Schubert’s masterpiece with the Martinů String Quartet.

Join us after the concert for a celebratory glass of wine!

Generously supported by Diane Holt and Peter Robinson

£27 | £22 | £17
(£1 children / students)

Simon Wallfisch (baritone) & Iain Farrington (piano) – Sunday 5 May

Mahler   Lieder eines fahrende Gesellen
Suk   Životem a snam Op 30
Haas   Four Songs on Chinese Poetry
Ullmann   Two Chinese Songs
Korngold   Der Kranke Op 38 No 2
Suk   Longing from Spring Op 22a
Janáček   Andante from In the Mists
Dvořák   Gypsy Songs Op 55

 

Simon Wallfisch returns to Leamington for the first time since 2016 for this recital and to repeat his memorable performance of Terezín Ghetto Requiem. In 2022, for BBC Radio 3, he curated and sang in a programme of works by Terezín composers at the Barbican. Last year he made his debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Deutsche Oper Berlin, where he now lives. Leamington Music is delighted to welcome the distinguished pianist and composer Iain Farrington here for the first time.

£18 | £12
(£1 children / students)