Tuesday 9th November 2021 7.30pm / Main House


Emma Johnson (clarinet) and Martin Roscoe (piano)

(Part of the Alnwick Music Society 2021 season)



Beethoven – Variations on ‘La ci darem le mano’ (arranged Johnson)

Schumann – Arabesque, op 18 (piano solo)

Brahms – Clarinet sonata, op 120/2

Bax – Clarinet sonata

Vaughan Williams – Studies in English Folksong

Arnold – Sonatina for clarinet & piano


Emma Johnson’s career was launched when at the age of 17 she won BBC Young Musician of the Year. She is one of the few clarinettists to have established a busy career as a solo performer which has taken her to major European, American and Asian venues as well as to Africa and Australasia. She is one of the UK’s biggest selling classical artists, having sold well over half a million albums. In 2020 she was honoured to receive the Cobbett Medal for distinguished services to chamber music from the Musicians’ Company guild in the City of London.

“Emma Johnson has realised what lies at the heart of music making when it is at its best: she does not just perform but uses the music to communicate something wonderful.”

Playing with Emma we welcome back our President, Martin Roscoe. With an extraordinary career spanning over four decades, Martin is unarguably one of the UK’s best loved pianists. In an ever more distinguished career his enduring popularity, and the respect in which he is universally held, are built on a deeply thoughtful musicianship allied to an easy rapport with audiences and fellow musicians alike.

Performance Dates and Times

Tuesday 9th November 2021 7.30pm

Full Price: £18.00 | 19-30 year olds: £6.00 | Under 18: Free

Running Time: 2 hours


Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

Parking is located to the rear of the Playhouse in the public car parks. Parking discs are required to be displayed until 6pm and are available from the Visitor Information Centre located within the Playhouse building. Please check individual car park signs for any time restrictions.

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