And so to Bedtime
EMMA JOHNSON (CLARINET), JOHN LENEHAN (PIANO) Market Place, Armagh Fri 8pm £10 048-37521821
Tom Johnson’s Bedtime Stories is a rare gem. As you might expect from a composer who wrote a Four Note Opera (that uses just four notes), Bedtime Stories is another piece that offers exactly what its title suggests. It’s an amusing piece, and a sheer delight for clarinettists who want to talk to their audiences rather than just play. Emma Johnson (left) offers a rare opportunity to hear it in Armagh this week, in a programme that also runs to more familiar pieces by Weber, Schumann, Saint-Saëns, Copland, Elgar and Chopin.