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Emma Johnson

May 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Orchestra for the Environment

During lockdown Britain’s favourite clarinettist, national treasure Emma Johnson MBE, wrote a clarinet concerto entitled Tree of Life inspired by a need to express something in music about the climate crisis. Its first performance in the Kentish village of Lamberhurst with a handpicked team of like-minded musicians, The Orchestra for the Environment, was a triumph and has led to many more performances throughout the UK.

Evoking birdsong and the natural world, the music is accompanied by striking images of the environment by Edward Hutchison, which will be projected during the performance. It ends on an optimistic note: by working together we can effect change.

Music by Holst, Vaughan Williams and Paul Reade helps to complete this musical celebration of the natural world. We also mark the 100th anniversary of Puccini with his exquisite and rare instrumental work Crisantemi inspired by flowers. The concert ends with music that seems to come straight from the heart, Tchaikovsky’s great masterpiece, his Serenade for Strings.

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Emma Johnson clarinet / conductor


Gustav Holst Brook Green Suite Prelude-Air-Dance
Giacomo Puccini Crisantemi
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Greensleeves
Emma Johnson Tree of Life for Clarinet, Harp, Percussion and strings
In the Beginning-Bacchanalia-The Truth of Things-Resolution

  • Interval

Paul Reade Suite from the Victorian Kitchen Garden for clarinet and harp
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings in C Major
Pezzo in forma di sonatina-Valse-Elegie-Finale Tema Russo


(includes £1.25 Corn Exchange booking fee per ticket)
Free for Under 30s

Booking Dates

Platinum Friends booking from 10am Tuesday 20 February
Gold Friends booking from 10m Wednesday 21 February
Friends booking from 10am Thursday 22 February
Public booking from 10am Tuesday 5 March

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Date: May 24
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Address: St Lawrence's Church, Parsonage Lane
Hungerford, Berkshire RG17 0JB United Kingdom

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