Natalie Clein, Julius Drake & Claire Booth

Natalie Clein, Julius Drake & Claire Booth

Tre Voci close the season with a trinity of concerts exploring three wonderfully expressive instruments

Tour Dates

Thurs 29 Nov, 8pm Royal College of Physicians, Dublin 2 Book Tickets
Fri 30 Nov, 8pm National Opera House, Wexford Book Tickets
Sat 1 Dec, 8pm The Model, Sligo Book Tickets

For our end of year concerts, this consummate trio have come together to curate an intriguing exploration of three wonderfully expressive instruments. It’s oft said that the cello is close to the human voice, and Clein’s cello quite literally “sings”, matched by the delicacy and lyricism of pianist Julius Drake and the soaring tones of soprano Claire Booth. 

Renowned for an extraordinary breadth of repertoire, Booth’s operatic highlights include Elcia in Rossini’s Mose in Egitto, Elle in Poulenc's Voix Humaine and Rosina in The Barber of Seville. The trio have captivated audiences everywhere, winning plaudits for their dynamic energy and strong sense of narrative. 

Clein is a sought-after chamber performer who has featured as a soloist with such orchestras as the Philharmonia, Hallé, City of Birmingham Symphony, and Montreal Symphony, while pianist Drake enjoys an international reputation as one of the finest instrumentalists in his field, appearing regularly at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw and Wigmore Hall, London.

 

Natalie Clein, cello

Julius Drake, piano

Claire Booth, soprano

Thurs 29 Nov Royal College of Physicians, Dublin 2 8pm , €30 / €25 01 4750224 Music Network
Fri 30 Nov National Opera House, Wexford 8pm , €20 / €18 / €12 053 9122144
Sat 1 Dec The Model, Sligo 8pm , €25 / €10 071 9141405 Con Brio


Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967) 
Sonatina 
 
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
“Öffne dich, mein ganzes Herze”
from Cantata BWV 61
 
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
arr. Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Five Spiritual Songs (Geistliche Lieder), a selection   
1. Gedenke doch, mein Geist
3. Liebster Herr Jesu
5. Bist du bei mir
4. Komm, süsser Tod
  
John Cage (1912-1992)
The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs 
 
John Tavener (1944-2013)
Threnos (Lament)
 
John Tavener (1944-2013)
Akhmatova songs, a selection
3. Boris Pasternak
4. Couplet
1. Dante
 
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91 
1. Gestillte Sehnsucht
2. Geistliches Wiegenlied
 
Deborah Pritchard (b.1977)
Storm Song 
(Text by Jeanette Winterson)
 
Leoš Janácek (1854-1928) 
Pohádka (Fairy Tale)
 
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Auf dem Strom, D. 943
 

"…astonishing range of colours and … wide variety of expressive styles…"

- Gramophone Magazine [on Clein]

"Julius Drake’s exquisite piano accompaniment was a constant joy in a performance which, characteristically, always did more than support, yet somehow never overwhelmed or eclipsed, his fellow musicians."

- Bachtrack

"…a warm, silvery voice, crystalline passagework and a delectably flutey top..."

- The Times [on Booth]