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Llŷr Williams

Llŷr Williams (piano)

Sunday 11 November at 3.00pm

Music by Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms

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Concerts

Our 2018/19 season features six classical concerts, listed below, and a lunchtime workshop.

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Saturday 13 October at 2.00pm

Masterclass with Laura Snowden

Laura Snowden

Laura Snowden tutors students from the Elgar School, Deansway, Worcester from 2.00-3.00pm. Audience welcome.

Sunday 14 October at 3.00pm

Laura Snowden (guitar)

Laura Snowden

Laura Snowden is an award-winning classical guitarist and composer. She was the first guitarist to graduate from the world-renowned Yehudi Menuhin School where guitar tuition was made possible by a donation from the Rolling Stones.

'A poignant, mesmerising show, held the Wigmore Hall rapt' – The Guardian

  • John Dowland (1563-1626)A Fancy
  • J S Bach (1685-1750) arr. Julian BreamSuite no. 3 for violoncello BWV 1009
  • Fernando Sor (1778-1839)Introduction & Variations on a theme by Mozart, Op. 9
  • Agustin Barrios (1885-1959)Vals Op. 8, no. 4
  • Heitor Villa Lobos (1887-1959)Five Preludes
  • Laura Snowden (b. 1989)Anpao
  • Giulio Regondi (1822-1872)Introduction et Caprice, Op. 23

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Sunday 11 November at 3.00pm

Llŷr Williams (piano)

Llŷr Williams

We are delighted to welcome again internationally acclaimed pianist Llŷr Williams. With successful US debuts and numerous recordings, he has attracted wide critical recognition.

'His infallible technique serves a keen musical intelligence with every phrase supported, balanced and imbued with unequivocal meaning' – Washington Post

  • Beethoven32 Variations on an Original Theme in C minor WoO 80
  • SchumannHumoreske in B flat major, Op. 20
  • BrahmsTheme & Variations in D minor, Op. 18 b
  • BrahmsSonata no. 3 in F minor, Op. 5

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Sunday 9 December at 3.00pm

A Journey Around Europe

Nicola Hands (oboe) and Jonathan Pease (piano)

Nicola Hands

Whether introducing audiences to neglected masterpieces by Rubbra and Howells or giving fresh readings of famous works by Schumann and Saint-Saëns, their performances have been praised for vitality, spontaneity and effortless ensemble. The duo are the Selected Artists of 2018-19 Making Music brochure and supported by the Concordia Foundation.

  • PoulencFrance – Sonata for oboe & piano (15)
  • GriegNorway – Sylphide, no. 1 from Lyric Pieces Book VII (3)
  • FinziEngland – Interlude (12)
  • GranadosSpain – Mazurka, no. 1 from Escenas rom├ínticas 4)
  • HindemithGermany – Sonata for cor anglais & piano (13)
  • YvonItaly – Sonata in F minor for cor anglais & piano (18)
  • SibeliusFinland – When the Rowan Blossoms, no. 1 from Five Pieces (2)
  • NielsenDenmark – Two Fantasy Pieces (7)
  • ChopinPoland – Nocturne no. 8 in Db (6)
  • Saint SaënsFrance – Sonata in D for oboe & piano (12)

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Sunday 27 January at 3.00pm

The Boscobel Quartet

Sophie Barber (violin), Iona Davies (violin), Kate Fawcett (viola) and Kinga Gáborjáni (cello)

Boscobel Quartet

The Boscobelles are all respected period instrumentalists with a collective wealth of international performing experience. When an opportunity arose to draw this together in a chamber ensemble, they leapt at it.

  • SchubertQuartettsatz in C minor, D703
  • MozartString Quartet no. 22 in B flat, K589
  • BeethovenString Quartet no. 8 in E minor, Op. 59, no. 2 (Razumovsky)

Sunday 24 February at 3.00pm

The Songmen

A Capella Group

The Songmen

With 'Faith, Folk and Frivolity', The Songmen present a journey through the genres, taking you from some of the finest in renaissance polyphony including Byrd and Palestrina, through contemporary sacred music with settings by members of the group, vivid, humourous, and engaging madrigals featuring Clément Janequin's epic 'La Guerre', original takes on familiar folks songs, and their trademark jazz and pop arrangements. This is all presented in their own perfectly-blended, entertainingly-performed style.

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Sunday 24 March at 3.00pm

Fitzwilliam Quartet

Marcus Barcham Stevens (violin), Lucy Russell (violin), Alan George (viola) and Sally Pendlebury (cello)

Fitzwilliam String Quartet

The distinguished Fitzwilliam Quartet is now one of the longest-established string quartets in the world, founded in 1968. Their deep musical insight and spontaneity always shines through in the great works they perform.

  • PurcellFantazias/Dance music from operas
  • Liz JohnsonTide Purl
  • John GibsonString Quartet
  • SchubertQuartet no. 15 in G D887

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