WHAT'S ON / Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Chamber Concert
at The Queen's Hall
Schubert: Auf dem Strom
Schubert: Two Impromptus D899: Nos 3 & 4
Schumann: Adagio and Allegro
Britten: Canticle III: Still Falls the Rain
John Mark Ainsley: Tenor; Alec Frank-Gemmill: Horn; Tom Poster: Piano
Britten was someone whose important musical passions were lifelong affairs. Schubert was one of his essential composers: he performed many of his songs with Peter Pears. John Mark Ainsley is a wonderful interpreter of both Britten and Schubert; he has one of the finest tenor voices, and also a true storyteller’s grasp of narrative and drama. In trio with Tom Poster and SCO Principal Horn, Alec Frank-Gemmill, he includes two real treats for tenor and horn – Auf dem Strom and Britten’s third canticle.