We begin the season with a recital by Andrew Knights (oboe) with Jane Dodd (piano). They were prize winners in this year’s Leeds National Competition for Musicians and as you know, as sponsors of the Competition, we had agreed to offer an engagement to at least one of the winners. The programme offered is very varied and should suit all tastes.
The Capicchioni Ensemble specialise in music from the 17th to the 20th century and will be playing the Schubert Octet. The other two items will be Weber’s Clarinet Quintet and some short pieces for strings by Hindemith.
Benjamin Frith is a talented and fairly local pianist (his home is at North Anston), a pupil of Fanny Waterman, who made his debut at the Wigmore Hall recently. He is to play Haydn, Beethoven, Debussy, Bartok and Liszt.
The season concludes with the Concert Royal which they have entitled ‘Music in Georgian England’ with John Traherne at the harpsichord, Peter Harrison on the flute and Margarette Ashton singing soprano songs. This promises to be a fairly light-hearted and enjoyable medley of music.