What's On

Concerts start at 1.10pm and finish at approximately 2.00pm

September 2016

Samson Tsoy (piano)

Beethoven 6 Bagatelles Op.126
Schumann Piano Sonata No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op.11

Friday 23 September, 2016

October 2016

The Katona Twins (guitar duo)

Manuel de Falla (arr. Katona) Three Cornered Hat
Albéniz (arr. Katona) Evocacion; El Puerto; Asturias
Granados (arr. Katona) Oriental (Spanish dance No.2)
Piazzolla Tango Suite

Wednesday 05 October, 2016

Chethams School of Music Showcase

Mozart Violin Sonata in B flat major K.454*
Folke Rabe Basta**
Debussy Romance; Beau Soir**
Sulek Vox Gabrieli**
Piet Swerts Klonos***
Mana Mesas New work tba***
Demersseman Fantasie sur un thème original***

Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Peter Jablonski (piano)

Chopin Polonaise Op.26 No.1
Szymanowski Mazurka Op. 50 No.1
Chopin Mazurka Op.56 No.2
Szymanowski Mazurka, Op.50 No.4
Chopin Mazurka Op.17 No.4
Szymanowski Don Juan Serenade form ‘Masques’
Bartok Suite Op.14
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No.3
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No.15 ‘Rakoczy March’

Thursday 20 October, 2016

Foyle-Štšura Duo

Schubert Sonata in A major D574 ‘Grand Duo’
Fauré Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major

Wednesday 26 October, 2016

November 2016

Chethams Big Band

Programme to include;
Woody Herman Four Brothers; Woodchoppers Ball
Buddy Rich Big Swing Face; In a Mellowtone
Benny Goodman Don’t Be That Way

Thursday 03 November, 2016

Gildas Quartet (string quartet)

Hugo Wolf Italian Serenade
Schubert Quartet in D minor ‘Death and the Maiden’, D.810

Thursday 17 November, 2016

Scott Brothers Duo

Rossini Overture The Italian Girl in Algiers
Tom Scott Cycles [2014]
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

Tuesday 22 November, 2016

December 2016

Julian Bliss (clarinet); Jeremy Young (piano)

Ireland Fantasy Sonata
Finzi Five Bagatelles
Brahms Clarinet Sonata Op.120 No.1

Thursday 01 December, 2016

Ryan Drucker (piano)

Janacek Piano Sonata I.X.1905
Brahms Waltzes, Op.39
Ravel La Valse

Thursday 08 December, 2016

Mi Luna (Spanish Baroque/Flamenco Fusion ensemble)

A seasonal fiesta entitled SPANISH SPICE including some Christmas elements from the Flamenco culture and Iberian Baroque.

Friday 16 December, 2016

January 2017

Tir Eolas (Folk ensemble)

Drawing on their Celtic and English folk roots, eclectic folk ensemble Tir Eolas will perform a selection of original material alongside their own arrangements of traditional songs.  Think virtuosic instrumentalists, 5-part singing, guaranteed foot-stomping, and time-honoured folk ballads telling stories of love, loss and longing.

Thursday 05 January, 2017

Eunsley Park (violin); Maksim Štšura (piano)

Beethoven Violin Sonata No.6
Franck Violin Sonata

Thursday 19 January, 2017

Benyounes Quartet

Haydn String Quartet No. 3 Op. 20
Mendelssohn String Quartet in E flat Op.12

Friday 27 January, 2017

February 2017

Yoon-Kyung Cho (cello); Malgorzata Garstka (piano)

Schumann Fantasiestucke op.73
Beethoven Cello sonata no.4 in C major, Op. 102, no. 1
Poulenc Cello sonata Op. 143

Thursday 23 February, 2017

March 2017

Eblana String Trio

Beethoven String Trio in C minor, Op.9 No.3
Moeran String Trio (1931)

Thursday 23 March, 2017

April 2017

Willshire Piano Duo

Schubert Three March Militaires D.733
Stevenson Two Chinese Folk Songs
Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals

Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Clare Hammond (piano)

The Waters of Life
Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre Suite No. 6 in G major
James Francis Brown, David Matthews, Alan Mills, Peter Fribbins, Robin Walker Five Aquarelles  
Gabriel Fauré Nocturne No.8 in D flat, Op.37; Nocturne No.12 in E minor Op.107
Claude Debussy L'isle joyeuse

Friday 21 April, 2017

Heath Quartet (string quartet)

Dvorak Bagatelles No.s 1 & 5 Op.47
Brahms Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op.25

Thursday 27 April, 2017



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Director of Concerts: Paul Hindmarsh
Administrator: Carolyn Howlett