One-time zoologist and National Otter Surveyor of England, baritone Philip Smith will be accompanied by our Patron, Julius Drake, to conclude our exploration
of Schuberts three great song cycles - a further musical portrait of love and longing.
Julius Drake needs no introduction as one of the finest accompanists currently on the circuit and many will remember Philip Smiths recent performance in Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony with Ripon Choral Society.
'Drake made the piano part sound positively incandescent. For my money, this inspired accompanist is now the best in the business.'New York Magazine
'There is a lad called Philip Smith who Im keeping an eye on, who is from Yorkshire. I heard something in his voice that I thought was really most interesting. I think the baritone mantle is in safe hands.' Sir Thomas Allen, interviewed for The Arts Desk
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