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Saturday 13 October at 2.00pm

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Concerts

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.

Sunday 4 October at 3.00pm

The Clifton Trio

Nicholas Shipman (clarinet), Joseph Spooner (cello) and Stefan Hofkes (piano)

Nicholas Shipman
Joseph Spooner
Stefan Hofkes

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 BruchSelection from the '8 Pieces'
  • Kenneth LeightonFantasy on an American Hymn Tune, Op. 70
  • J BrahmsClarinet Trio, Op. 114

See the trio's website, Nicholas Shipman, Joseph Spooner and Stefan Hofkes for more details

Sunday 8 November at 12.00pm

Joglaresa Workshop

'Robbers, Rebels and Royals' Magna Carta 1215: celebrate 800 years of justice and your liberty with Joglaresa.

Joglaresa

Joglaresa are the most rebellious medieval ensemble – they have broken down more barriers and created more ground-breaking programmes than most.

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Sunday 8 November at 3.00pm

Joglaresa

Joglaresa present medieval minstrelsy on harp, fidel, percussion, bagpipes and through song, celebrating Magna Carta 1215-2015.

Belinda Sykes (bagpipes, director, voice), Nick Hennessey (storyteller), Sianed Jones (fidel, voice), Angela Hicks (harp, voice) and Magnus Mehta (percussion, voice)

Joglaresa

'Thrilling and haunting... magic and menace' – The Times

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Sunday 6 December at 3.00pm

Corinne Frost (cello) and Janine Smith (piano)

Corinne Frost and Janine Smith

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.

  • HandelSonate in G Minor
  • MendelssohnVariations Concertantes in D major, Op. 17
  • MartinuImprovisation for solo cello: Variations on a Theme of Rossini
  • PaganiniVariations on One String on a Theme by Rossini
  • BeethovenSonata in A major no. 3, Op. 69
  • ChopinPolonaise Brillante in C major

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Sunday 24 January 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 Carducci Quartet is recognised as one of today's most successful string quartets performing over 90 concerts worldwide each year.

  • HaydnQuartet Op. 20, no. 6
  • ShostakovichString Quartet no. 4
  • BeethovenQuartet Op. 18, no. 1

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Sunday 28 February at 3.00pm

Maria Marchant (piano)

Maria Marchant

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.

  • BeethovenSonata Op. 27, no. 2 'Moonlight'
    • Adagio sostenuto
    • Allegretto
    • Presto agitato
  • BrahmsIntermezzo Op. 117, no. 1 in E flat major
    • Adagio sostenuto
  • IrelandGreenways
    • The Cherry Tree
    • Cypress
    • The Palm and May
  • IrelandDecorations
    • The Island Spell
    • Moon-glade
    • The Scarlet Ceremonies
  • DebussySuite Bergamasque
    • Prélude
    • Menuet
    • Clair de Lune
    • Passepied
  • Liszt/SchumannLiebeslied S566 'Widmung'
  • LisztBallade in B minor

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Sunday 20 March at 3.00pm

Roberto Ruisi (violin) and Jo Seeley (piano)

Roberto Ruisi

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.

  • BeethovenSonata no. 5 in F Op. 24 [Spring]
  • BartokSonata for solo violin
  • DebussySonata
  • BachUnaccompanied Sonata no. 1 in G minor
    • Adagio
    • Fuga
  • MozartViolin Concerto no. 4 [First movement]
  • YsayeCaprice d'apres L'Etoile en forme de valse de C. Saint-Saëns
  • PaganiniCaprice no. 23