2014 programme

Saturday, 22nd February 2014, 4pm – piano – Helen Yorke

 

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Helen back to Hammerwood again. The programme will include:

•   Brahms Op.118- Six pieces for piano; Chopin 2 Nocturnes Op.15; Chopin •   Scherzo in Bb minor (interval 10 mins);

•   Debussy L'isle Joyeuse; 2 Chopin Etudes;

•   2 Rachmaninoff Preludes and

•   Chopin Ballade No 3.

 

Please come along and support the first concert of the season! See Helen’s website.

 

Tickets: £15 non-members; £12 members; children free. To include light refreshments: tea/coffee/juice and biscuits. PLEASE TELEPHONE US: 01342 850594 to tell us you are coming (payment will be collected at the concert - in cash or cheque, please.)

 

Saturday, 5th April 2014, 4pm - piano – Lizzie Peacock

 

Lizzie is an established musician and teacher and lives locally. While she is widely known as a harpist, we are privileged that she has offered to perform here on the piano  – a rare treat! The programme will include:

 

•   Bach’s English Suite no. 2 in A minor,

•   BWV 807; Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 18 in D Major, K576 and

•   Ravel’s Sonatine.

 

See Lizzie’s website - this focuses on her harp playing - perhaps we can entice her to bring her harp next time?

 

Tickets: £15 non-members; £12 members; children free. To include light refreshments: tea/coffee/juice and biscuits. PLEASE TELEPHONE US: 01342 850594 to tell us you are coming (payment will be collected at the concert- in cash or cheque, please.)

 

Sunday, 4th May 2014, 4pm - an afternoon of musical entertainment – song, music and (no doubt!) laughter, with Nicholas Weinberg and other musicians, including accompanist Diane Howard.

 

Nicholas brought his group to Hammerwood last year to great acclaim. We are delighted to welcome him - and his talented performers - back for a special afternoon’s entertainment. The programme will include:

 

•   3 Duets by Mendelssohn;

    •   Sonntagsmorgen

    •   Abendlied

    •   Ich mollt, meine Lieb ergosse sich.

 

•   Purcell duet;

    •   My dearest, my fairest. (from Pausanias, the Betrayer).

    •   Weep you no more. (duet) Roger Quilter. (words anon, 16c)

    •   It was a lover and his lass. (duet) Roger Quilter. (words by                        Shakespeare)

 

•   Solos:

    •   Diane: Purcell.  •   Music for a While.

                            •   If music be the food of love.

                            •   Fear no more the heat o' the sun. Roger Quilter.

                              (words by Shakespeare).

 

    •   Nicholas;

                            •   The Fuschia tree . Roger Quilter.

                            •   Spring Sorrow. John Ireland. (words Rupert Brooke)

                            •   Trees. Oscar Rasbach (words Joyce kilmer)

                            •   From far, from Eve and Morning (from 'On Wenlock                                    Edge'). Ralph Vaughan Wiliams, words by A.E.                                          Housman.

 

•   Ein Traum. Grieg

•   Ich Liebe Dich. Grieg

•   Love's Philosophy. Roger Quilter.

 

Tickets: £15 non-members; £12 members; children free. To include light refreshments: tea/coffee/juice and biscuits. PLEASE TELEPHONE US: 01342 850594 to tell us you are coming (payment will be collected at the concert- in cash or cheque, please.)

 

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 4pm – ‘Life on a Harp String’ – with Margaret Watson, harp

 

Margaret Watson is one of the country’s foremost harpists and among the busiest in the South-East, so we are lucky that she can spare us an afternoon! Her talent has taken her to many places, including playing for royalty, at Glyndebourne and many historic venues. She is a member of ‘Music in Hospitals’ and gives bedside concerts for patients and the disabled in hospitals and specialist care centres. Her programme at Hammerwood will be an exciting ‘mixed bag’, with:

 

•   selections of classical (from Bach to Satie);

•   light popular (from Grainger to Presley);

•   musicals (from The Sound of Music to Phantom);

•   traditional tunes (Welsh, Irish and Scottish) to

•   light jazz

 

She will also introduce the music and talk about the harp during the course of the performance. See Margaret’s website.

 

Tickets: £15 non-members; £12 members; children free. To include light refreshments: tea/coffee/juice and biscuits. PLEASE TELEPHONE US: 01342 850594 to tell us you are coming (payment will be collected at the concert- in cash or cheque, please.

 

Saturday 19th July 2014, 4pm (guided tour of the house is available at 2pm) - harpsichord with Julian Perkins.

 

The programme will include two of Bach's French Suites - as well as a selection of other items.

 

Julian Perkins is a soloist, chamber musician and conductor. Director of The British Camerata, he has conducted New Chamber Opera, New Kent Opera, and Southbank Sinfonia. After reading music at King's College, Cambridge, Julian studied primarily at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Royal Academy of Music, where he now teaches, and with Trevor Pinnock CBE.

 

Awards have included the prestigious Ian Fleming Award, Countess of Munster Trust Awards, Leverhulme Trust Award, Finzi Scholarship and Wingate Scholarship. Julian also writes articles for eminent publications, and is visiting professor of music at Regent’s College.

 

The concert could well be a four instrument, most interesting harpsichord recitals; we will be using the Hammerwood instrument made by Morley in the 1960s, possibly the Zuckermann instrument of Italian form made specifically for a performance at Hever Castle in the 1970s, and we hope to be able to use a Clayson and Garrett made in 1973 on the form of the Dulcker of 1745 held in the Smithsonian. There is also a chance that we might have playable by then a Bach disposition instrument made by Neale of York in the early 1980s which has an incredible sound.

 

Tickets: £15 non-members; £12 members; children free. To include light refreshments: tea/coffee/juice and biscuits. PLEASE TELEPHONE US: 01342 850594 to tell us you are coming (payment will be collected at the concert- in cash or cheque, please.

 

Saturday, 2nd August 2014, 4pm (guided tour of the house is available at 2pm) - piano - with Roman Rudnysky

 

Welcome back to Roman! The highly acclaimed international concert pianist who continues to perform world-wide, Roman has kindly managed to find time to give a recital at Hammerwood.

 

Tickets: £15 non-members; £12 members; children free. To include light refreshments: tea/coffee/juice and biscuits. PLEASE TELEPHONE US: 01342 850594 to tell us you are coming (payment will be collected at the concert- in cash or cheque, please.

 

Saturday 20th September 2014, 4pm (guided tour of the house is available at 2pm) - voice - with Bella Farny

 

Swiss artist Bella Farny relaunches her debut album at Hammerwood in a rare live performance following a week of music video work. Her energy, conviction and fortitude in facing off illness and difficulty are embodied by a sprightly collection of unmissable and catchy tunes.

 

Tickets: £15 non-members; £12 members; children free. To include light refreshments: tea/coffee/juice and biscuits. PLEASE TELEPHONE US: 01342 850594 to tell us you are coming (payment will be collected at the concert- in cash or cheque, please.

2015 programme

Saturday, 30th May 2015, 4pm - clarinet and piano - Jeremy Lowe and Jenny Hughes

 

•   Burgmiller, duo for clarinet and piano

•   Ligeti, for piano - solo

•   Peter Maxwell Davies, for piano - solo

•   Edward German, Song without Words for clarinet and piano

•   Shostakovitch        The Gadfly                 

                              Waltz

•   George Gershwin    The Man I Love

                              Walking the dog (from 'Shall we dance')

•   J.Brahms, Sonata for clarinet and piano Op.120 No 2

•   Charles Lloyd, Bon Voyage

 

Jenny Hughes (piano) has written programme notes for the major pieces in this programme. Of the others, 'The Gadfly' was a film made in the USSR in 1955 and Shostakovitch wrote the score; the film is now long since forgotten and the music is the film's legacy. The Waltz is a well-known melody, arranged for many instruments over time.

 

The Gershwin pieces are both songs from films and Walking the Dog is a lovely gently swing piece, ideal for leading to an interval.

 

Charles Lloyd wrote Bon Voyage for an old friend of his, R. F. Holmes.  Holmes was a keen amateur clarinet player and was about to depart on a long trip having just come down from Oxford, so Lloyd wrote this piece for him.

 

Tickets: £15 non-members; £12 members; children free. To include light refreshments: tea/coffee/juice and biscuits. PLEASE TELEPHONE US: 01342 850594 to tell us you are coming (payment will be collected at the concert - in cash or cheque, please.)

 

Saturday, 13th June 2015, 4pm - harpsichord - Julian Perkins

 

Tickets: £15 non-members; £12 members; children free. To include light refreshments: tea/coffee/juice and biscuits. PLEASE TELEPHONE US: 01342 850594 to tell us you are coming (payment will be collected at the concert - in cash or cheque, please.)

 

Saturday, 27th June 2015, 4pm - voice and piano - Caroline Long and Brenda Waite in aid of the BAMT Music Therapy Week

 

Caroline has had a distinguished musical career including Head of Music at a prestigious school and Brenda Waite has performed at Hammerwood before, an excellent and enjoyable singer.

 

Tickets: £15 non-members; £12 members; children free. To include light refreshments: tea/coffee/juice and biscuits. PLEASE TELEPHONE US: 01342 850594 to tell us you are coming (payment will be collected at the concert - in cash or cheque, please.)

 

Saturday, 11th July 2015, 4pm - 'cello and piano - Claire Deniz

 

Tickets: £15 non-members; £12 members; children free. To include light refreshments: tea/coffee/juice and biscuits. PLEASE TELEPHONE US: 01342 850594 to tell us you are coming (payment will be collected at the concert - in cash or cheque, please.)

2016 programme

Saturday, 11th June 2016, 4pm (guided tour of the house is available at 2pm) piano Jong-Gyung Park

 

•   Franz Schubert (3 Klavierstücke, D.946)

•   Ludvig van Beethoven (Piano Sonata No. 23, Op. 57, Appassionata)

•   and a selection of other works

 

Park made her debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the age of thirteen. After study at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston on a scholarship, she finished her formal musical training at the International Piano Academy Lake Como.

 

Jong-Gyung has performed across the UK and abroad: in North and South America, Germany, Russia, Italy, and Netherlands. Her recent concert activities include solo and chamber music recitals in concert series in Solothurn, Switzerland, the Royal Theatre of Monnaie in Brussels, and the Sala Verdi in Milan. She is regularly invited to give masterclasses in the United States, South America, and Asia.

 

Tickets: £15 non-members; £12 members; children free. To include light refreshments: tea/coffee/juice and biscuits. PLEASE TELEPHONE US: 01342 850594 to tell us you are coming (payment will be collected during the interval in cash or cheque, please.)

 

Saturday, 16th July 2016, 7:30pm – 'cello and piano – The Harrison Sisters’ Players

 

Beatrice Harrison: 50th Anniversary Memorial Concert – Adrian Bradbury MA, ARAM (cello), Oliver Davies FRCM (piano)

 

Bradbury and Davies will play a programme of works often played by Beatrice Harrison. The pieces are by the composers she knew and who dedicated much to her:

 

•   Ludwig van Beethoven (Cello Sonata in D, Op. 102, No. 2)

•   Frederick Delius (Cello Sonata - dedicated to BH)

•   John Ireland (Cello Sonata - written for BH)

•   Alexander Glazunov (Chant du Ménéstral)

•   Cyril Scott (Pierrot amoureux - dedicated to BH)

•   Folk song arrangements (dedicated to BH): Roger Quilter/Laurence Brown/Herbert Hughes

 

Tickets: £15 non-members; £12 members; children free. To include light refreshments: tea/coffee/juice and biscuits. PLEASE TELEPHONE US: 01342 850594 to tell us you are coming (payment will be collected at the concert in cash or cheque, please.)

 

Saturday, 6th August 2016, 4pm (guided tour of the house is available at 2pm) piano Adolfo Barabino

 

•   pieces by Franck and Chopin for two pianos

•   and a selection of other works (full programme to be confirmed)

 

One of the finest interpreters of Chopin of his generation, Adolfo recently recorded Chopin's 2nd Piano Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra. He has made numerous live recordings, including playing Maurice Ravel's Erard for Canal 2 in France, for Radio Classica in Madrid and in South America where his performances of Mozart and Chopin's two piano concertos with the Symphonic Orchestras of Venezuela, Lima, and Cuba, were broadcast by several national television networks.

 

In Europe, Adolfo has given recitals in numerous capital cities, performing at Gasteig in Munich and at the Chamber Music Festival in Prague as well as concerts in collaboration with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the National RTV Romanian Orchestra and the Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana. Recent tours have encompassed Japan and the Channel Isles. A Steinway Artist, this will be Adolfo's fourth concert at Hammerwood.

 

We expect this to be an especially popular concert, so recommend you get in touch early to book your place.

 

Tickets: £15 non-members; £12 members; children free. To include light refreshments: tea/coffee/juice and biscuits. PLEASE TELEPHONE US: 01342 850594 to tell us you are coming (payment will be collected during the interval in cash or cheque, please.)

 

Monday, 29th August 2016, 4pm (guided tour of the house is available at 2pm) harpsichord and piano Alexandra Kremakova

 

•   J. S. Bach (Partita no. 1 in B flat major, BWV825; Partita no. 6 in E minor, BWV830)

•   Gibbons (Pavan and Galliard: Lord Salisbury)

•   Works by Couperin, Forqueray, Duphly, Balbastre (full programme to be confirmed)

 

Alexandra completed her MMus degree in Piano Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London as a Leverhulme Scholar, as well as a Postgraduate Artist Diploma courseunder the supervision of Martino Tirimo, and recently graduated from an Advanced Independent Study Programme in the same conservatoire, working with Mikhail Kazakevich.

 

Previously, she completed with honours her Bachelor degree in Piano Performance in the National Music Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria, in the class of Marina Kapatzinskaya. In 2013, she was the winner of Trinity Laban Soloist's Competition and performed with the conservatoire orchestra.

 

A prizewinner in over twenty national and international competitions, she has received awards from Bulgarian Ministry of Culture, Bourgas Municipality and Bourgas Rotary Club. Alexandra has performed in venues such as Barbican Centre, National Maritime Museum, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Blackheath Halls, Hammerwood Park and Handel House, amongst others.

 

Tickets: £15 non-members; £12 members; children free. To include light refreshments: tea/coffee/juice and biscuits. PLEASE TELEPHONE US: 01342 850594 to tell us you are coming (payment will be collected during the interval in cash or cheque, please.)

 

Saturday, 10th September 2016, 4pm and Sunday, 11th September 2016 – harmonium and reed organ – the Reed Organ Society

 

Harmonium UK 2016 conference ***CANCELLED***

 

An opportunity for musicians and enthusiasts to explore the wonderful world of the harmonium. The event, under the auspices of the Reed Organ Society, will include concerts, demonstrations, and exhibition of historic material and artefacts, talks, and more.

 

The event runs from Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon. Day visitors are welcome. Advance booking is essential for the conference, but (space allowing) the concert on Saturday afternoon will be open to the public.

 

For further information regarding booking for the conference, please contact the Rev Tony Newnham (Reed Organ Society UK representative) at revtonynewnham@gmail.com or write to him at 32 Juliet Drive, RUGBY, CV22 6LY, UK.

 

Tickets: £15 non-members; £12 members; children free. To include light refreshments: tea/coffee/juice and biscuits. PLEASE TELEPHONE US: 01342 850594 to tell us you are coming to the concert (payment will be collected during the interval in cash or cheque, please.)

 

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