Next concert:

Llŷr Williams

Llŷr Williams (piano)

Sunday 11 November at 3.00pm

Music by Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms

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Concerts

Our 2013/14 season features six classical concerts, listed below, and a lunchtime workshop.

Click here for details of the 2012/13 season's concerts.

Click here for details of the 2011/12 season's concerts.

Sunday 6 October 2013 at 3.00pm

Volante Strings

Volante Strings

Worcestershire's Volante Strings is a chamber-style string orchestra now in its 14th year. Violinist George Ewart will be their guest leader and director in this concert which celebrates Britten's centenary, gives a rare performance of Telemann's Don Quixote Suite and allows Huntingdon Hall's organ to shine in a Handel concerto.

  • Telemann – Don Quixote Suite
  • Britten – Simple Symphony
  • Handel – Organ Concerto The Cuckoo and the Nightingale (soloist David Brookshaw)
  • Tchaikovsky – Souvenir de Florence (one movement)
  • Corelli – La Folia Variations

See the orchestra's website for more details.

 

Sunday 3 November 2013 at 3.00pm

Badke Quartet

Badke Quartet

The Badke Quartet, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, is widely recognised as one of Britain's finest string quartets. The Quartet regularly performs at all the major concert venues and music festivals.

  • Haydn – String Quartet in F, Op. 77, No. 2
  • Mozart – String Quartet No. 14 in G, K387
  • Beethoven – String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132

See the quartet's website for more details.

 

Sunday 8 December 2013 at 12.00pm

Fontanella Recorder Quintet – Children's Workshop

Fontanella Recorder Quintet

Fontanella are presenting a workshop for players of all ages and abilities.

See the quintet's website for more details.

 

Sunday 8 December 2013 at 3.00pm

Fontanella Recorder Quintet

Pastime with Good Company

Fontanella Recorder Quintet

A source of recreation and entertainment over the centuries – from merry-making at the Tudor courts through its role in storytelling and songs and playing depictions of nature, to the simple pleasures derived from playing music with friends.

The Fontanella Recorder Group, with five of the UK's leading specialist recorder players, have been delighting audiences of all ages for the past ten years in programmes designed to bring the history of this remarkable instrument to life. Their lively concerts span six hundred years of music to the present day, performing on an array of instruments of every shape and size from their beautiful 15-piece renaissance consort to their set of Paetzold 'square' basses.

See the quintet's website for more details.

 

Sunday 26 January 2014 at 3.00pm

Michael Bochmann (violin) and Michael Blackmore (piano)

Michael Blackmore and Michael Bochmann

The 'Two Michaels' are a long established duo who have given numerous recitals throughout England, and also, a most successful concert in Girona Spain. They have been wonderfully received everywhere they have played, and their CD, Rondino [Volume 1], has also proved very popular.

  • Schubert – Sonatine in D, Op. post. 137, No. 1, D384
  • Brahms – Sonata in A, Op. 100
  • Ian Venables – Three pieces, Op. 11
  • Franck – Sonata in A
 

Sunday 23 February 2014 at 3.00pm

Clare Hammond (piano)

Clare Hammond

Acclaimed by The Daily Telegraph as 'a pianist of amazing power and panache' Clare Hammond comes to perform a diverse programme. Framed by two dances, the Bach-Brahms Chaccone and Ginastera's Danzas Argentinas, her programme include popular works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Satie and Mozart.

  • Bach-Brahms – Chaccone in D minor, transcribed for left hand
  • Mendelssohn – Three Songs without Words, Op. 67, Nos. 2, 5, 4
  • Schubert – Sonata in A major, D644
  • Mozart – 12 Variations in C major on C Fischer's Minuet, K179
  • Satie – Gnossiennes, Nos. 1-6
  • Ginastera – Danzes Argentinas, Op. 2

See the artist's website for more details.

 

Sunday 23 March 2014 at 3.00pm

Erato Piano Trio

Yuri Kalnits (violin), Julia Morneweg (cello) and Irina Botan (piano)

Erato Piano Trio

Described by the critics as 'consistently impressive', the Erato Piano Trio is fast establishing itself as one of the leading young chamber groups in the UK with concerts at venues such as the Purcell Room, Zurich Tonhalle and Prague's Martinu Hall.

  • Haydn – Piano Trio in F sharp minor, Hob.XV.26
  • Brahms – Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 101
  • Ravel – Piano Trio in A minor

See the trio's website for more details.