The season begins with a visit by members of Ensemble 360, our near neighbours from Music in the Round in Sheffield. The concert is given by the string quartet players of Ensemble 360, the Elias Quartet, joined by the Ensemble’s pianist Tim Horton. In their short time together these musicians have earned critical acclaim.
Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor D703
Kurtag Quartet No. 1
Beethoven Piano Trio in D, Op. 70 No. 1 “The Ghost”
Elgar Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84
The Galliard Ensemble, former members of the BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists scheme, is firmly placed as one of Britain’s leading chamber ensembles. Commenting on their highly praised CD for the Deux Elles label, Michael Oliver wrote in Gramophone Magazine “Pure pleasure…this, in short, is wind quintet playing of great distinction.”
Rossini Overture: The Italian Girl in Algiers
Haydn Divertimento in B flat
Hindemith Kleine Kammermusik
Barber Summer Music
Holst Quintet in A flat, Op. 14
Patterson Comedy for Five Winds
We are delighted to welcome a return visit in 2009 by the Endellion Quartet, one of the world’s leading ensembles, and winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Best Chamber Ensemble. Next year is the 30th anniversary of the Quartet’s formation and they are giving a limited number of celebration concerts – we are pleased to host one of those concerts. “Everywhere the Endellion String Quartet sets the audience ablaze” – Daily Telegraph.
Mozart Quartet in D minor K421
Janacek Quartet No. 2 “Intimate Letters”
Beethoven Quartet in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 “Rasumovsky”
The Plane Dukes Rahman Trio is the unusual combination of piano, clarinet and viola. That gives us the opportunity to hear Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio which is one of the great works for that combination. The Trio has played at the Wigmore Hall and leading music festivals at home and abroad. They regularly appear on Radio 3 and are Artists in Residence at Queen’s University, Bristol.
Bruch Three Pieces
Brahms Viola Sonata in E flat, Op. 120 No. 2
Mozart Kegelstatt Trio in E flat K498
For the final concert of the season we have booked an outstanding international artist, Imogen Cooper .Her recent orchestral performances were with the New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw and Philharmonia. During 2008 and 2009 Imogen Cooper will be performing the last six years of Schubert’s solo works, as part of the International Piano Series in London, and she is performing from that sequence for us. “She is an outstanding artist, one of the finest pianists now playing. Go, listen, and wonder how many better pianists there are alive in this country, or anywhere.” – Daily Telegraph.
Schubert Six Moments Musicaux D780
Schubert Sonata in C minor Op. Posth. D958
Schubert Sonata in G major D894