Next concert: The Frith Piano Quartet

Frith Piano Quartet

Benjamin Frith (piano), David Le Page (violin), Robin Ireland (viola) and Richard Jenkinson (cello)

Sunday 23 February at 3.00pm

Music by Mozart, Turina and Brahms

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Our 2016/17 season features six classical concerts, listed below, and a lunchtime workshop.

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Sunday 2 October at 3.00pm

Duo Karadys

Carol Hubel-Allen (viola) and Alan Maclean (piano)

Duo Karadys

Duo Karadys formed in 2010 and enjoys a lively concert schedule combining the classical and romantic favourites of the Viola-Piano repertoire with unfairly neglected works, from such masters as Georges Enescu, Sir Arthur Bliss, Frederick Delius and Gustav Holst.

  • G. F. HändelSonata in G minor
  • Rebecca ClarkeMorpheus, God of Dreams
  • ShostakovichMusic from the Film the Gadfly, Op. 97
  • Ian VenablesSoliloquy, Op. 26
  • BrahmsSonata F minor, Op. 120, no.1

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Sunday 6 November at 3.00pm

Odysseus Piano Trio

Sara Trickey (violin), Gregor Riddell (cello) and Clare Hammond (piano)

Odysseus Piano Trio

After studies and extensive music experience with a number of ensembles, Sara, Gregor and Clare have established the Odysseus Piano Trio. While their repertoire encompasses core works for trio, they also aim to seek out less familiar pieces and to bring them to new audiences.

  • MozartPiano Trio no. 6 in G major, K.564
  • FauréPiano Trio in D minor, Op. 120
  • DvorakPiano Trio no. 4 in E minor, Op. 90 "Dumky"

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Sunday 4 December at 3.00pm

The Villiers String Quartet

James Dickenson (violin I), Tamaki Higashi (violin II), Carmen Flores (viola) and Nick Stringfellow (cello)

Villiers String Quartet

The Villiers String Quartet is one of the most charismatic and "adventurous" quartets of the British chamber music scene (The Strad). They define the string quartet for the 21st century. Dedicated to works of Beethoven, Haydn, and Mendelssohn, they have also developed a reputation as exceptional interpreters of English composers including Elgar, Britten & Delius.

  • TchaikovskyQuartet in D major, Op. 11, no. 1
  • DeliusQuartet
  • BrahmsQuartet in C minor, Op. 51, no. 1

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Sunday 22 January at 12.00pm

Masterclass with Trio Epomeo

This season marks the start of a new venture: in collaboration with the Elgar School of Music, each season one of our concerts will offer an additional masterclass to previously formed groups from the School. Today, Trio Epomeo will coach students from the Elgar School of Music on the day of their concert.

Sunday 22 January at 3.00pm

Ensemble Epomeo

Diane Pascal (violin), David Yang (viola) and Kenneth Woods (cello)

Ensemble Epomeo

Founded in 2008 at the Ischia Chamber Music Festival Italy, the string trio Ensemble 'Epomeo' is fast rising to the top echelon of international chamber groups. They have performed extensively in UK, Italy and the United States.

  • DohnanyiSerenade, Op. 10
  • Hans KrasaPassacaglia and Fuga
  • BeethovenString Trio in D major, Op. 9, no. 2

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Sunday 26 February at 3.00pm

Benjamin Frith (piano)

Benjamin Frith

'Prodigy of Prodigies' is how Benjamin Frith was described by Dennis Matthews at 14 years old. He later went on to win the London Mozart Memorial Competition. His exciting repertoire ranges from Bach to Tippett and includes over 50 concertos. He much enjoys playing chamber music and performs with the Gould Trio. He also founded the Frith Piano Quartet.

  • HaydnSonata in C minor, H.20
  • John FieldNocturne no. 2, H.25
  • ChopinNocturne no. 14, H.60
  • Chopin2 Polonaises, Op. 26, C minor & E flat minor
  • LisztGrande Valse, Op. 42
  • LisztRhapsodie Hongroise, no. 11
  • SchumannCarnaval, Op. 9

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Sunday 19 March at 3.00pm

Musical and Amicable Society

Sophie Barber (violin I), Christiane Gagelmann (violin II), Kate Fawcett (violin III), Henrik Persson (cello) and Martin Perkins (harpsichord)

Musical and Amicable Society

Acclaimed period instrument collective The Musical and Amicable Society present a glorious feast of Baroque music for one, two and three violins, with and without continuo. From Marini's ghostly echo sonata, to Telemann's musical depiction of Gulliver's famous Travels, let this vibrant ensemble transport you to a world full of virtuosic delight and harmonic riches.

  • SchmelzerSonata a tre violini
  • MariniSonata in ecco
  • TelemannGulliver Suite
  • PurcellThree parts upon a ground
  • PachelbelCanon and Gigue
  • FuxSonate a tre violini

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