Emma Johnson and Friends

Simon Blendis (violin), Raphael Wallfisch (cello) and John Lenehan (piano)

Emma Johnson and Friends

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Monday 26 July, 2021

St Mary's Church Petworth GU28 0AD

7.30pm – 9.40pm

Band A £37.40, £24.20, £14.85, £8.80 (18 under £5, FREE in adult £8.80 seats)


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One of our finest solo clarinettists brings her stellar ensemble of musician friends to Petworth in a programme based around the mighty Quartet for the End of Time by Olivier Messiaen. Perhaps the French composer’s greatest masterpiece, the quartet was written whilst Messiaen was imprisoned during World War II, but ultimately lives and breathes hope and beauty. By contrast, the programme opens with music by the young Beethoven.

Emma’s friends are Simon Blendis (violin), Raphael Wallfisch (cello) and John Lenehan (piano)

Download the programme notes here.

Beethoven - Variations on La Ci Darem La Mano (clarinet and piano)

Brahms - Sonatensatz (violin and piano)

Beethoven - Trio Op.1 1 (cello, clarinet and piano)

Messiaen - Quartet for the End of Time

Generously sponsored by John & Belinda Horley, Sue Marsh, Anthea Martin-Jenkins, Bryan Scholey and two anonymous donors

Emma Johnson (photo: John Batten)