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Carol Wheatcroft

Harmony and discord – The Metamorphoses Trio delivered a concert for these times

Peak Music’s fifth concert of this season featured the Metamorphoses Trio, a truly international grouping of British-American clarinettist, Jean Johnson, Dutch viola player, Roeland Jagers and Russian pianist, Ilona Timchenko. Whilst their musicianship was without doubt excellent, the programme choices perhaps, like themselves, painted a picture of these challenging times with its blend of harmonious […]

Simply Magical

The exciting classical quintet ZRI demonstrated their superior craftmanship to Peak Music audiences playing with an exquisite intensity rarely seen. The quintet, which takes its name from Zum Roten Igel (or The Red Hedgehog), the legendary Viennese venue in the times when Brahms and Schubert were alive, delivered a very technically demanding program of Brahms […]

A Standing Ovation! The James Pearson Trio wows Peak Music

“Today’s concert wasn’t good or very good – it was brilliant!”, feedback that summed up the incredible start to the new Peak Music season. The James Pearson Jazz Trio offered a superb musical portrait of Oscar Peterson through fine musicianship delivered with their signature laid back style.  The trio (James Pearson on piano, Sam […]

We’re Back!

Live music came back to the Cavendish Hall with the wonderfully irreverent baroque quartet, Red Priest, playing two concerts on the same day to ensure all members of Peak Music, alongside some lucky ticket holders, could enjoy the performance whilst meeting the current social distancing requirements. Restrictions aside, it was glorious, delightful, magnificent and just […]

Well, I didn’t know what to expect…..

Veronica Henderson (cello) Julia Seiber-Boyd (daughter of Matyas Seiber), Ian de Massini (accordion), Simon Seiber-Boyd “Well, I didn’t know what to expect but is wasn’t this” was a comment overheard after Ian de Massini in accompaniment with Veronica Henderson played the Cavendish Hall in the third of Peak Music’s five concert season. The comment highlighted […]

Lizzie Ball’s Classical Kicks deliver a classic!

What a fantastic concert Lizzie Ball and Classical Kicks delivered to a packed house at the  Cavendish Hall on Tuesday 10 September to open our 2019/20 season! It lived up to its billing of delivering classical music in a down to earth manner for a wider audience. And what a manner!  During the evening the […]