PROGRAMME FOR 2019-2
Saturday 7 September 2019 Local Young Musicians
Although not included in the annual subscription (tickets £5 at the door), we hope members will come to support the talented young musicians from the local area who will be entirely responsible for organising as well as performing at this traditional annual concert.
Thursday 17 October 2019:
The Benyounes String Quartet
Over the last decade the Benyounes Quartet has forged a reputation for fresh, vivid performances and interpretations of refinement and integrity. The Quartet’s international accolades include prizes at International String Quartet competitions, and they have established a presence at major venues including Wigmore Hall, King’s Place, Vienna Konzerthaus, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Room, and at various festivals in Britain, Eire and Europe. They last played for us in 2013, and it is exciting to welcome them back. They will be playing quartets for us by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Debussy.
Thursday 21 November 2019:
Tom Howells and Friends: Wind Ensemble
We are delighted to bring together Tom and Matthew Howells together with David Dodd and pianist David Arthur to play music for us from the classical wind repertoire. One-time alumnii of our Young Musicians concerts, Tom and his friends went on to graduate from music colleges and now have well-established professional careers; it will be a pleasure to welcome them back!
Thursday 23 January 2020:
Emma Abbate and Julian Perkins: Piano for Four Hands
The Neapolitan pianist Emma Abbate is a professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Julian Perkins directs Sounds Baroque and has a growing reputation as a keyboard player and conductor of considerable talent and versatility. Julian and Emma have performed piano duet recitals at many prestigious venues including the Royal Opera House and London’s Southbank Centre. Their first volume of Mozart’s complete piano duets, released for Resonus Classics, was described as ‘exemplary’ (Early Music Reviews).
Thursday 20 February 2020:
Mary Hofman (violin) and Richard Ormrod (piano)
This is the second concert Mary and Richard have given for us in their exciting Beethoven in Wales project in which the North Wales-based duo are playing all ten of Beethoven’s violin sonatas, together with the premieres of new commissions by Welsh female composers which reflect and respond to the Beethoven sonatas. In this concert Mary and Richard will be playing Beethoven’s Sonatas 4 (Op. 23), 9 (Op. 47 Kreutzer) and 10 (Op.96), and Hilary Tann’s First Light: A Meditation on Beethoven Op.96
Thursday 19 March 2020:
The Noxwode Baroque Ensemble
Conor Gricmanis, who many will remember starring in our Local Young Musicians concerts some years ago has, after five years of studying with the world-renowned Rachel Podger, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the Royal Academy of Music and is now a Christopher Hogwood Scholar as a master of performance student at the Royal College of Music. We are very happy indeed to welcome him back to play a programme of baroque music with his colleagues in the Noxwode Ensemble