Drogheda Classical Music presents: Emma Johnson & John Lenehan

Drogheda Classical Music presents: Emma Johnson & John Lenehan

Friday, 14 September 2018, 7.30pm

An evening with the sensational duo Emma Johnson (clarinet) & John Lenehan (piano) with romantic and jazz-influenced works.

One of the great clarinet and piano duos, Emma Johnson and John Lenehan will give their first performance in Drogheda for the opening of the 2018/19 Drogheda Classical Music series. Playing a programme of romantic works by Brahms and Schumann, a show-stopping arrangement of Verdi’s La Traviata plus some great works by Poulenc, Gershwin and Bernstein.

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Emma Johnson is one of very few clarinettists to have established a busy international career which has taken her to major European, American and Asian venues as well as to Africa and Australasia. 

Her repertoire includes all the major clarinet concertos which has led to engagements with many of the world’s leading orchestras. Renowned for her lyrical freshness and spontaneous expressivity, Emma Johnson has also revealed an idiomatic feeling for jazz and blues in recent years. 

Praised by the New York Times for his “great flair and virtuosity” John Lenehan has appeared in concerts throughout the world as soloist with orchestras and as a chamber musician.

Like Emma Johnson, John Lenehan is increasingly drawn towards jazz and particularly early 20th Century styles including ragtime and stride piano and has recently been performing in a two-piano collaboration with the acclaimed improviser Jason Rebello.


Emma Johnson, John Lenehan & Paul Clarvis perform Wang Wang Blues

Published on 14 August 2018

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