Weds 13th May 7.30pm St. James Church
Carolyn Sampson – Soprano
Joseph Middleton – Piano
Fleurs: What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
Songs by Purcell, Quilter, Schubert, Schumann, Gounod, Fauré, Bizet, Strauss, Poulenc, Hahn, Debussy ,Chausson, Chabrier, Boulanger and Britten
I am particular excited to announce Carolyn Sampson’s first appearance at the festival. Equally at home on the concert platform or opera stage, she combines the most glorious sound and impeccable technique with an instinctive feel for the particular style of whichever composer she is performing. In the 2014/15 season Carolyn will be featured as one of the artists in residence at the Wigmore Hall.
For tonight’s wonderful programme she is joined by Joseph Middleton, a pianist who specialises in the art of song accompaniment and chamber music, and who has been described by BBC Music Magazine as ‘one of the brightest stars in the world of song and Lieder’.
“…Carolyn Sampson’s pure soprano cossets the words, savouring their expressive implications, relishing their shifts of rhythm and subtly sighing with bliss, yearning or heartache…”
Geoffrey Norris, Daily Telegraph
“Joseph Middleton was an outstanding accompanist throughout, providing musical and sensitive support with a formidable pianistic technique”
Reserved £30 & £25 Unreserved £20 Students £1 Ends approx 9.30pm
For more information you can visit Carolyn Sampson’s website on: http://www.carolynsampson.com/
For more information you can visit Joseph Middleton’s website on: http://www.josephmiddleton.com/