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2013 Festival Programme

Festival Artists:

Thursday 19th – Saturday 21st September:

Nicholas Daniel oboe, cor anglais (ND); Priya Mitchell violin (PM); Katharine Gowers violin (KG); Lars Anders Tomter viola (LAT); David Cohen cello (DC); Joy Farrall clarinet (JF); Charles Owen piano (CO); Katya Apekisheva piano (KA); Huw Watkins piano (HW)

Sunday 22nd September

Haffner Wind Quintet (HWQ) : Nicholas Daniel oboe (ND); Joy Farrall clarinet (JF); Emer McDonough flute (EM); Sarah Burnett bassoon (SaB); Stephen Bell French horn (StB)

Britten Oboe Quartet (BOQ) : Nicholas Daniel oboe (ND); Jacqueline Shave violin (JS); Clare Finnimore viola (CF); Caroline Dearnley cello (CD)
Double Bass:
Lynda Houghton (LH)

Narrator: Alastair Farrall-Daniel (AF-D)

Composers in Residence: Huw Watkins & Helen Grime

 

Event 1 Sunday 15th September 4pm

Film - Phoenix Cinema

A Time There Was
A film portrait of Benjamin Britten with an introduction by the Director, Tony Palmer. Booking information: www.phoenix.org.uk Box Office: 0116 242 2800


Event 2 Thursday 19th September Evening Concert Holy Trinity Church 7.30pm - 9.30pm (approx)

6.45 pm Pre-Concert Talk FREE John Florance talks with David Matthews, Britten's biographer

Schumann:
Märchenbilder Op.113 viola and piano (LAT, CO)
Huw Watkins:
Callisto for oboe (ND) World Première,
commissioned by Leicester International Music Festival
Helen Grime:
Three Miniatures for oboe and piano (ND, HW)
Britten:
Cello Sonata in C Op.65 (DC, HW)

INTERVAL

Bach: Goldberg Variations arr. D.Sitkovetsky (PM, LAT, DC)

Tickets: £19 / Young Persons 8 to 25 FREE


Event 3 Friday 20th September Lunchtime Concert Holy Trinity Church 1.00pm - 2.00pm

The Tarratt Centenary Concert

Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata D.821 for viola and piano (LAT, KA)
Britten:
Night Piece for solo piano (CO)
Huw Watkins:
Out of the Stillness for cor anglais and piano (ND, HW)
Helen Grime:
Ten Miniatures for solo piano (KA)
Mozart:
Sonata in C major for piano 4 hands K521 (KA, CO)

Tickets: £9 / Young Persons 8 to 25 FREE

 

Event 4 Friday 20th September Evening Concert Holy Trinity Church 7.30pm - 9.30pm (approx)

6.45 pm Pre-Concert Talk FREE John Florance talks to Nick Daniel, Helen Grime and Huw Watkins

Britten: Lachrymae Op. 48 for viola and piano (LAT, CO)
Huw Watkins:
Two Romances for oboe and piano (ND, HW)
Schumann:
Three Fantasiestücke Op.73 for cello and piano (DC, KA)

INTERVAL

Helen Grime: Harp of the North (HW) NB change to original programme
Mozart: Piano Concerto K414 arr. Mozart (KG, PM, LAT, DC, CO)

Tickets: £19 / Young Persons 8 to 25 FREE

 

Event 5 Saturday 21st September Coffee Concert Holy Trinity Church 11.00am - 12 noon

Britten: Insect Pieces for oboe and piano (ND, CO)
Ravel: Sonata No.1 in A minor violin and piano (PM, CO)
Frank Bridge:
Mélodie Op.99 for cello and piano(DC, KA)
Huw Watkins:
Speak Seven Seasfor clarinet viola and piano (JF, LAT, KA)
Schubert:
Marches and Dances for piano 4 hands (KA, CO)

Tickets: £9 / Young Persons 8 to 25 FREE

 

Event 6 Saturday 21st September New Walk Museum Lord Mayor's Room 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Clarinet Masterclass with Joy Farrall

Tickets: £5 / Young Persons 8 to 25 FREE

 

Event 7 Saturday 21st September Evening Concert Holy Trinity Church 7.30pm - 9.30pm (approx)

6.45 pm Pre-Concert Talk FREE John Florance talks to David Cohen and Lars Anders Tomter

Britten: Reveille for solo violin (PM)
Debussy:
Violin Sonata in G minor (PM, CO)
Helen Grime:
Snow and snow for clarinet, viola and piano (JF, LAT, KA)
Poulenc:
Clarinet Sonata in B (JF, CO)

INTERVAL

Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor Op.50 (PM, DC, KA)

Tickets: £19 / Young Persons 8 to 25 FREE

 

Event 8 Sunday 22nd September Holy Trinity Church 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Family Concert

Animal Magic!

Narrator: Alastair Farrall-Daniel
Violin: Jacqueline Shave
Piano: Charles Owen

Alan Ridout: Ferdinand the Bull for violin (JS, AF-D)
Shostakovitch:
Polka (HWQ)
Berio:
Opus Number Zoo (HWQ)
Poulenc:
L'histoire de Babar (CO, AF-D)

Tickets: £6 / Young Persons 8 to 25 FREE

Suitable for age 8+

 

Event 9 Sunday 22nd September Evening Concert Leicester Cathedral 6.30pm- 8.30pm (approx)

Festival Finale with narrator Diana Quick

Bridge: Divertimenti for wind quartet (HWQ)
Helen Grime:
Oboe Quartet (BOQ)
Mozart:
Clarinet Quartet No.1 in B K317d (JF, JS,CF,CD)

INTERVAL

Britten: Six Metamorphoses after Ovid Op.49 (ND, DQ)
Helen Grime:
Arachne (ND, DQ)
Mark Simpson:
Venus & Adonis (ND, DQ)
Britten:
Sinfonietta Op.1 (HWQ, BOQ, LH)

Tickets: £19 / Young Persons 8 to 25 FREE