Our 2015/16 season features six classical concerts, listed below, and a lunchtime workshop.
Click here for details of the 2014/15 season's concerts.
Click here for details of the 2013/14 season's concerts.
Sunday 4 October 2015 at 3.00pm
The Clifton Trio
Nicholas Shipman (clarinet), Joseph Spooner (cello), Stefan Hofkes (piano)
The Clifton Trio has been playing together for over ten years and the musicians have forged a very special bond which is clearly seen and heard in their performances. They have performed widely throughout the UK and The Netherlands and have also toured The USA.
- Max Bruch – Selection from the '8 Pieces'
- Kenneth Leighton – Fantasy on an American Hymn Tune, Op. 70
- J Brahms – Clarinet Trio, Op. 114
Sunday 8 November 2015 at 12.00pm
'Robbers, Rebels and Royals' Magna Carta 1215: celebrate 800 years of justice and your liberty with Joglaresa.
Joglaresa are the most rebellious medieval ensemble – they have broken down more barriers and created more ground-breaking programmes than most.
See the group's website for more details.
Sunday 8 November 2015 at 3.00pm
Joglaresa present medieval minstrelsy on harp, fidel, percussion, bagpipes and through song, celebrating Magna Carta 1215-2015.
'Thrilling and haunting... magic and menace' – The Times
- Belinda Sykes – bagpipes, director, voice
- Nick Hennessey – storyteller
- Sianed Jones – fidel, voice
- Angela Hicks – harp, voice
- Magnus Mehta – percussion, voice
See the group's website for more details.
Sunday 6 December 2015 at 3.00pm
Corinne Frost (cello) and Janine Smith (piano)
This well-established duo is a joyful collaboration of two inspiring artists renowned for their colourful interpretations of some of the greatest works for cello and piano. They bring an engaging and sparkling programme that ranges from Handel to Chopin via Beethoven and Paganini.
- Handel – Sonate in G Minor
- Mendelssohn – Variations Concertantes in D major, Op. 17
- Martinu – Improvisation for solo cello: Variations on a Theme of Rossini
- Paganini – Variations on One String on a Theme by Rossini
- Beethoven – Sonata in A major no. 3, Op. 69
- Chopin – Polonaise Brillante in C major
See Corinne Frost for more details.
Sunday 24 January 2016 at 3.00pm
The Carducci String Quartet
Matthew Denton (violin), Michelle Fleming (violin), Eoin Schmidt-Martin (viola) and Emma Denton (cello)
Described by the 'Strad' as presenting 'a masterclass in unanimity of musical purpose, in which severity could melt seamlessly into charm, and drama into geniality', the Carducci Quartet is recognised as one of today's most successful string quartets performing over 90 concerts worldwide each year.
- Haydn – Quartet Op. 20, no. 6
- Shostakovich – String Quartet no. 4
- Beethoven – Quartet Op. 18, no. 1
See Carducci String Quartet for more details.
Sunday 28 February 2016 at 3.00pm
Maria Marchant (piano)
Recital supported by The John Ireland Trust.
Award winning British pianist Maria is much in demand as recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician since giving her Wigmore and Southbank debuts in 2010 to critical acclaim. She performs regularly for numerous festivals and music societies around the UK.
- Beethoven – Sonata Op. 27, no. 2 'Moonlight'
I Adagio sostenuto, II Allegretto, III Presto agitato
- Brahms – Intermezzo Op. 117, no. 1 in E flat major
I Adagio sostenuto
- Ireland – Greenways
I The Cherry Tree, II Cypress, III The Palm and May
- Ireland – Decorations
I The Island Spell, II Moon-glade, III The Scarlet Ceremonies
- Debussy – Suite Bergamasque
I Prélude, II Menuet, III Clair de Lune, IV Passepied
- Liszt/Schumann – Liebeslied S566 'Widmung'
- Liszt – Ballade in B minor
See Maria Marchant for more details.
Sunday 20 March 2016 at 3.00pm
Roberto Ruisi (violin) and Jo Seeley (piano)
British violinist Roberto is currently studying at the RCM, London. He made his concerto debut aged twelve, playing Bruch Violin Concerto and has performed many concertos since with various orchestras in the UK. He led the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for three years, playing twice in front of the Queen, including in Buckingham Palace itself.
- Beethoven – Sonata no. 5 in F Op. 24 [Spring]
- Bartok – Sonata for solo violin
- Debussy – Sonata
- Bach – Unaccompanied Sonata no. 1 in G minor: 1. Adagio, 2. Fuga
- Mozart – Violin Concerto no. 4 [First movement]
- Ysaye – Caprice d'apres L'Etoile en forme de valse de C. Saint-Saens
- Paganini – Caprice no. 23