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Maurice Unwin

A Stunning Tribute!

A packed Cavendish Hall was treated to a fantastic musical tribute to the late Dudley Moore by the James Pearson Trio, in Peak Music’s penultimate concert of the 2023-24 season. Many people fondly remember Dudley Moore as the little man in the mac alongside Peter Cook in their television series, and later as a major […]

From soft and gentle to triumphant and thrilling

An empty stage and ethereal music coming from the back of the hall was the unusual, but captivating opening for the first concert in the new Peak Music season, featuring the trombone quartet Bones Apart. Fittingly, for an all-female group, the evening’s programme celebrated influential women throughout the ages, be they composers, artists or historical […]

They Certainly Got Rhythm

For a programme centred on George Gershwin, the references in Lizzie Ball and James Pearson’s concert at the Cavendish Hall were wide and impressive. Fritz Kreisler, Leonard Bernstein, Astor Piazzolla, Aaron Copland, Maurice Ravel, Stephane Grappelli, Sergei Rachmaninoff and a few others were incorporated in a sparkling performance which brought a packed audience to its […]

A Joyful Experience

Having never been to a concert by a wind quintet before, I was unsure what to expect of the Haffner Wind Ensemble’s appearance at the Cavendish Hall. Happily, any expectations I might have had were overwhelmingly exceeded and, judging by their rapturous applause, the large audience felt the same way. The combination of oboe, clarinet, […]

A Dazzling Performance from Paul Lewis CBE

Given that his more usual venues include the Royal Festival Hall, London, Alice Tully and Carnegie Hall, New York, and the Musikverein Vienna, it was quite a coup for the Peak Music Society to entice the celebrated pianist, Paul Lewis CBE, to perform at the Cavendish Hall, Edensor, on 11th October. In fact, he was […]