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Past Festivals

Past Event

The chamber music of Poulenc and Hahn

Les chansons instrumentales: part 1

‘There are good sopranos and very good sopranos; but there is only one Ailish Tynan’ The Herald, Scotland

Ailish Tynan soprano
James Baillieu piano

Poulenc Airs chantés
Trois Poèmes de Louise de Vilmorin
La Courte Paille
Fiançailles pour rire

Venezia – Chansons en dialecte Venetien
À Chloris
‘En Sourdine’ from Chanson Grises
Fêtes galantes

Partly a commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Poulenc, partly a study in contrasting musical styles, and wholly a celebration of French music, this series of chamber concerts reunites many of the artists who began their careers in our Lunchtime concerts. Curated by the pianist James Baillieu, who made a big impression in last year’s Festival, it is a chance to explore the charm and originality of the French chamber music repertory.

The Irish soprano Ailish Tynan (pictured above) is noted for the breadth of her repertory, and is a noted exponent of French song. James Baillieu, winner of the accompanist category at the Wigmore Hall Song Competition and the Das Lied International Song Competition, is a fast-rising star among young accompanists. Together they open the celebration of Poulenc and Hahn in scintillating style.

View the event programme here

Classical Music
Wed 15 May, 7.30pm
Festival Standby £10