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Our 2020/21 season features six classical concerts, listed below, and a lunchtime workshop.

Click here for details of the 2019/20 season's concerts.

Sunday 11 October at 3.00pm

Cavendish Winds

Mary Tyler (clarinet), Katy Ovens (flute), Henry Clay (oboe), Alice Quayle (bassoon) and Charlie Ransley (horn)

Cavendish Winds

Cavendish Winds is an award-winning quintet formed at the Royal Academy of Music in 2014. They have performed in concerts, educational projects and competitions throughout the UK and abroad – establishing a reputation as one of the country's leading chamber ensembles; committed to exploring and expanding wind repertoire by presenting innovative programmes.

  • Ravel (arr. Jones)Le Tombeau de Couperin (1917)
  • PoulencNovelette in C, Op. 47 no. 1 (1927)
  • TomasiCinq Danses Profanes et Sacrées (1963)
  • DebussySyrinx (1922) 3' for solo flute
  • DebussyLa fille aux cheveux de lin (1908)
  • BozzaTrois Pièces Pour une Musique de Nuit (1977) for wind quartet
  • TaffanelWind Quintet in G minor (1876)

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Sunday 8 November at 3.00pm

The Carducci String Quartet

Matthew Denton (violin), Michelle Fleming (violin), Eoin Schmidt-Martin (viola) and Emma Denton (cello)

Carducci String Quartet

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 award-winning Carducci Quartet is internationally acclaimed as one of the most accomplished and versatile ensembles of today.

This is the second in a series of three concerts each containing a Bartok String Quartet

  • BeethovenQuartet in C minor, Op. 18 no. 4
  • BartokQuartet no. 3 Sz 85
  • DvorakQuartet no. 1 in F minor, Op. 96 American

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Tuesday 10 November at 12.30pm

The Carducci String Quartet

Carducci String Quartet

Last year Worcester Concert Club was awarded a lottery grant to run an exciting project to expand our Masterclass series with the help of the Carducci Quartet. This project was due to run over three years.

This year the Covid pandemic has meant we have had to make a few changes so that the Masterclass can still take place. We are now running this Masterclass virtually online with WYSO and Carducci Quartet on Tuesday 10th November. During the Masterclass (which will last for an hour), WYSO will be coached by the Carducci Quartet on first movement of Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major.

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Sunday 6 December at 4.00pm

The Emily Askew Band

Emily Askew (voice, vielle, fiddle, bagpipes, shawm, recorders, harp), John Dipper (fiddle, viola d'amore, concertina, voice), Jamie Roberts (voice, guitar, fiddle) and Simon Whittaker (percussion, voice)

Emily Askew Band

"Mixing folk and early music with beauty and precision" (Guardian).

The Emily Askew Band is an ensemble of award winning multi-instrumentalists, breaking boundaries with their creative contemporary folk and early music. Their lively performances excite and captivate audiences with their wild dance tunes, haunting vocal harmonies and beautiful lyrical melodies.

Bringing together musical gems of Christmas past – songs about winter and this festive time of year interspersed with energetic dances and moving instrumentals. Including repertoire such as Nowell Nowell, Gaudete, To Drive the Cold Winter Away and The Gower Wassail.

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Wednesday 13 January at 3.00pm

Ema Nikolovska and Gary Beecher Recital

Ema Nikolovska (mezzo soprano) and Gary Beecher (piano)

Eva Nikolovska and Gary Beecher

The duo will perform a varied programme of songs by Schubert, Brahms, Wolf, De Falla, Poulenc, Tippett and Britten

Winners of the Oxford Lieder Young Artists Platform 2019

See Gary Beecher on Facebook and Gary's website for more details

Sunday 28 February at 3.00pm

Robert Ruisi (violin) and Sten Heinoja (piano)

Roberto Ruisi

Roberto Ruisi, British/Italian violinist, enjoys balancing his time between his solo playing, and as a Concertmaster. Sten Heinoja is an award-winning pianist from Tallinn, Estonia.

Since their debut as a duo in 2019 at the Wigmore Hall, Roberto and Sten have performed actively throughout the UK and beyond

  • BeethovenSonata in D major Op. 12, no. 1
  • DebussySonata
  • Debussy (arr. Craig White)Three Preludes
  • BeethovenSonata in A major, Op 47 (Kreutzer)

See Roberto Ruisi at BBC Young Musician 2014, Roberto Ruisi at Help Musicians and Sten Heinoja on Facebook for more details

Sunday 28 March at 3.00pm

Clare Hammond (piano)

Clare Hammond

Clare Hammond is recognised for the virtuosity and authority of her performances and has developed a "reputation for brilliantly imaginative concert programmes" (BBC Music Magazine).

In 2016, she won the Royal Philharmonic Society's "Young Artist Award" and has performed across the country.

  • Hélène de MontgeroultPiano Sonata no. 9 in F sharp minor, Op. 5
  • Brahms6 Piano Pieces, Op. 118
  • RachmaninovSonata no. 2 in B flat minor
  • Piazzolla (arr. Davies)Suite from incidental music to A Midsummer's Night Dream
  • Gershwin / WildVirtuoso Etudes on Gershwin's: Fascinatin' Rhythm; Embraceable You; I Got Rhythm

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