Sir Simon Russell Beale joins us at Wigmore Hall

We invite you to ‘Come into the Garden’ at this year’s Samling Artist Showcase at Wigmore Hall where we present a programme that moves through the seasons reflecting our responses to the garden as a place for romance, for refuge, for family, and for deepening our connections to the natural world.

We are delighted that the distinguished actor Sir Simon Russell Beale will be joining six Samling Artists for this year’s Samling Artist Showcase on 8 November at Wigmore Hall, where he will be sharing the concert’s ‘Come into the Garden’ theme in poetry readings. Not only is Sir Simon one of the country’s greatest stage actors, he also has deep associations with vocal music, from his childhood as a chorister, followed by singing studies and later as a presenter of classical music programmes, including the BBC’s ‘Sacred Music’ series.

Simona Mihai soprano
Anna Stéphany mezzo-soprano
Filipe Manu tenor
Dominic Sedgwick baritone
Joseph Middleton piano
Somi Kim piano
Simon Russell Beale actor

Programme:

PROLOGUE
Schumann Mein Garten
Schumann Volksliedchen
Schumann Ich bin dein Baum
Wolf Der Gärtner
A GARDEN FOR ALL SEASONS – SPRING
Bizet Chanson d’Avril
Strauss Das Rosenband
Franck Le Mariage des roses
Beethoven Mit einem Gemalten Band
Beethoven Adelaide
Schumann Liebesgarten
SUMMER
Britten To lie flat on the back with the knees flexed
Stanford A soft day
Somervell Birds in the high hall garden
Schumann Schön Blümelein
AUTUMN
Fauré Le Jardin de Dolly
Quilter Autumn Evening
Strauss Die Georgine
Strauss September
Schumann Familien-Gemälde
WINTER
Ireland When daffodils begin to peer
Arr. Britten The Holly & the Ivy
Schumann Schneeglöckchen
Sibelius Demanten på Marssnön
Britten Proud Songsters
PERENNIALS, POTTING AND POSTLUDES
Tournier La lettre du jardinier
Lehmann There are Fairies at the bottom of our garden
Sherwin A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Novello We’ll gather lilacs
Stanley Cabbages, Cabeans and Carrots

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Tickets at £5 for those under 35 are available as part of the Wigmore Hall/Classic FM Under 35s Ticket Scheme.

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Days without an evening concert: 10am – 5pm
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Promotional image ‘Sunflowers’ by Julian Vilarrubi, used with kind permission of the artist. julianvilarrubi.com