Paris Chapters with Clara Barbier Serrano

Thu 21 Sept

Clara Barbier Serrano, soprano
Tianqi Ling, piano
Robert Finegan, saxophone

Soprano Clara Barbier Serrano, saxophonist Robert Finegan and pianist Tianqi Ling explore the possibilities of contemporary music with commissions based on works by Irish writers, who lived in Paris (James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde, W.B Yeats).

The programme includes solo and chamber music pieces reflecting the life of these authors in Paris, the songs they would have heard, been inspired by, or that they wished to hear.


Le matin au café
The Salley Gardens, arr. B. Britten (Yeats)
Stream and Sun at Glendalough, Denise Ondishko (Yeats) *
Voyage à Paris, F. Poulenc (Apollinaire)

Midi à l’hôtel
Hôtel, F. Poulenc (Apollinaire)
L’Invitation au voyage, H. Duparc (Baudelaire)
I, of whom I know nothing, Ken Edge *
Promenade d’après-midi
Quand j’étais chez mon père, arr. B. Britten (anon)
Le Jardin des Tuileries, Lise Borel (Wilde) *
Pièce pour violoncelle n.1, N. Boulanger (arr. Denise Ondishko)

Le soir au bar ou cabaret
Love’s old sweet song (Molloy/Bingham)
Siren Song, Rhona Clarke (Joyce)*
J’ai deux amours (Scotto/Baker)

*original works commissioned for this project


  • Picture: © Amandine Lauriol/Académie Jaroussky

As part of Les Salons en Musique, a concert series supported by Aline Foriel-Destezet