Next concert: Ema Nikolovska and Gary Beecher Recital

Eva Nikolovska and Gary Beecher

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

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Concerts

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.

  • RavelLe Tombeau de Couperin arr. Jones (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 12.30pm

The Carducci String Quartet

Carducci String Quartet

The masterclass is part of a three year "Arts for All" lottery-funded project; in 2019 students from Severn Arts were coached by the quartet and were proud to perform part of Warlock’s Capriol Suite with the quartet during the afternoon concert.

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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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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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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

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