Having collaborated extensively over the past year during their time at the Samling Institute, Shipston Song Festival, Wigmore Hall and beyond, baritone Sam Hird and pianist Francesca Lauri present a selection of their favourite song repertoire in French and English with works by Gabriel Fauré, John Ireland, Benjamin Britten, and at the heart of the programme – Francis Poulenc’s wonderful Banalités. Sam is an Associate Artist of the Sinfonia Smith Square after winning the Peter Hulsen Orchestral Song Prize with George Butterworth’s Six Songs From A Shropshire Lad earlier in the year.