27th February gala concert celebrating Hilary Davan Wetton’s 70th birthday, featuring Claire Rutter (soprano). Fairfield Halls, Croydon
RAVEL: Mother Goose Suite
R STRAUSS: Four Last Songs
BUTTERWORTH: A Shropshire Lad; Rhapsody for Orchestra
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No.5, Reformation

27th February gala concert celebrating Hilary Davan Wetton’s 70th birthday, featuring Claire Rutter (soprano). Fairfield Halls, Croydon

RAVEL: Mother Goose Suite

R STRAUSS: Four Last Songs

BUTTERWORTH: A Shropshire Lad; Rhapsody for Orchestra

MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No.5, Reformation

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Francis Poulenc and a fragment of the ensemble assembled for the British premiere of his ‘Sextet for piano and winds’ on the Third Programme on 3 December 1946. The flautist is Robert Murchie and on the right in the bottom picture is W.J. Mathews, clarinet. The other players were Ernest Lush (piano), Peter Newbury (oboe), John Alexandra (bassoon) and Leonard Brain (oboe).

There are five programmes about Poulenc to listen to in our Composers’ A-Z.