Doric Quartet
Mar
23
1:00 pm13:00

Doric Quartet

  • New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

Programme

Mozart: String Quartet in Bb, K.589
Britten: String Quartet No.3

This recital at the Wigmore Hall showed just why the Doric Quartet has recently been attracting so much praise.  From the technical standpoint the players are superb but, beyond that, they blend together as though of one mind - the touchstone of any such group. (www.classicalsource.com).

http://www.doricstringquartet.com


Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano) & Julius Drake (piano)
Mar
9
1:00 pm13:00

Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano) & Julius Drake (piano)

  • New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

Programme

Songs by Mahler, Schubert, Jonathan Dove, Purcell, Horowitz

The pianist Julius Drake is a regular visitor to the Lunchtime Concerts and brings yet another fine artist, the award-winning British mezzo-soprano Kitty Whately, who sings on concert, opera and recital stages in the UK and internationally.  She was a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist from 2013-15, this award leading to the British composer, Jonathan Dove, writing three new songs for her.

http://www.kittywhately.com

 


Busch Trio
Feb
23
1:00 pm13:00

Busch Trio

  • New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

Programme

Suk: Elegy Op.8
Tchaikovsky: Trio for Piano and Strings in A minor, Op.50

Beyond the players' individual gifts, what impressed most was the group's effortless musicianship and unity of thought and attack.  The threesome even seemed to be breathing in sync: a quality especially beneficial in the Tchaikovsky's long and intricate tapestry. (The Times).

https://www.buschtrio.com


Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord
Feb
9
1:00 pm13:00

Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord

  • New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

Programme

Bach: Goldberg Variations

The ideal interpreter of Bach's astonishing genius...

The harpsichord as an interpretive instrument never sounded so expressive.  Mahan Esfahani's wondrous technique, musicality and intensity of concentration made for an enthralling evening.  (Halifax Courier)

“This is a disc I’ve wanted to hear ever since I first heard Esfahani play the Goldbergs back in 2010. The intensity and virtuosity are every bit as evident here as then, and the instrument sounds beautiful.”  – Martin Cullingford, Gramophone (Editor’s Choice)

www.mahanesfani.com


Nov
17
1:00 pm13:00

Chroma

  • New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

Programme

Saint-Saëns: Fantasie for violin and harp
Ibert: Trio for violin, cello and harp
Henriette Renié: Trio for violin, cello and harp


Event 7: Saturday Festival Finale
Sep
17
7:30 pm19:30

Event 7: Saturday Festival Finale

  • New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

Knussen: Elegaic Arabesques for cor anglais and clarinet 5’ (Nicholas Daniel, Chen Halevi)
Finzi: Interlude for oboe and string quartet 12’ (Nicholas Daniel, Marina Chiche, Giovanni Guzzo, Philip Dukes, Guy Johnston)
Holst: 4 movements from The Planets for piano 4 hands 30’ (Charles Owen, Katya Apekishiva)
Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor, Op.84 40’ (Marina Chiche, Giovanni Guzzo, Philip Dukes, Guy Johnston, Katya Apekisheva)

Event 4: Friday Evening Concert
Sep
16
Sep 17

Event 4: Friday Evening Concert

  • New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

Benjamin: Jamaican Rumba piano duet 8’ (Charles Owen, Katya Apekisheva)
James Macmillan: Kiss on Wood for violin and piano 10’ (Marina Chiche, Charles Owen)
Howells: Rhapsodic Clarinet Quintet, Op.31 14’ (Chen Halevi, Carducci String Quartet)
Benjamin Ashby: New commission for string quartet (Carducci String Quartet)

An Invitation to Elgar's Music Room
A sequence of salon pieces alongside less well known but delightful miniatures.

Event 2: Thursday Evening Concert
Sep
15
Sep 16

Event 2: Thursday Evening Concert

  • New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

Elgar: Andante and Allegro for oboe and string trio 10’ (Nicholas Daniel, Giovanni Guzzo, Philip Dukes, Guy Johnston)
Lennox Berkeley: String Trio, Op.19 14’ (Marina Chiche, Philip Dukes, Guy Johnston)
Leighton: Fantasy on an American Hymn Tune for clarinet, cello and piano 20’ (Chen Halevi, Guy Johnston, Charles Owen)
Michael Berkeley: Snake for solo cor anglais 5’ (Nicholas Daniel)
Elgar: String Quartet in E minor, Op.83 30’ (Carducci String Quartet)

Paul Lewis – piano
Jun
3
7:30 pm19:30

Paul Lewis – piano

  • New New Walk Museum and Gallery

Programme

Schubert: Sonata for Piano no.9 in B major D575 (1817)
Brahms: Four Ballades op.10
Interval
Brahms: Three Intermezzi op. 117
Liszt: Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata


Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His recent cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide, and consolidated his reputation as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the central European classical repertoire.

He performs regularly as soloist with the world's great orchestras and his recital career takes him to venues such as London's Royal Festival Hall, Alice Tully and Carnegie Hall in New York, the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Theatre des Champs Elysées in Paris, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Berlin Philharmonie and Konzerthaus, Tonhalle Zurich, Palau de Musica Barcelona, Oji Hall in Tokyo, Melbourne’s Recital Centre, and the Sydney Opera House. We are pleased to welcome Paul back to the glorious Victorian Gallery in New Walk.

paullewispiano.co.uk


Pascal & Ami Rogé – piano (4 hands)
May
19
7:30 pm19:30

Pascal & Ami Rogé – piano (4 hands)

  • New Walk Museum and Gallery

Programme

Satie: La belle excentrique
Debussy: Petite Suite
Satie: Morceaux en forme de poire
Satie: Gnossiennes, 2 & 5 (piano solo); Embryons desséchés (piano solo)
Ravel: Ma mère l’oye
Satie: Gymnopédies 1 (piano solo); Je te veux (piano solo)
Satie: Parade
Milhaud: Enfantines
Tailleferre: Images
Durey: Carillons
Auric: Adieu New York
Honegger: Pastorale d’été
Poulenc: Sonate


Performers

Pascal Rogé exemplifies the finest in French pianism. Born in Paris, he was a student of the Paris Conservatory and was also mentored by Julius Katchen and the great Nadia Boulanger.

Recently, Pascal has enjoyed playing recitals for four-hands/two-pianos with his partner in life and in music, Ami Rogé. Together, they have travelled the world appearing at prestigious festivals and concert halls and recorded several CDs dedicated to the French 2 piano and 4 hands repertoire. This evening’s concert celebrates the 150th birthday of Éric Satie.

pascalroge.net


Dame Emma Kirkby (soprano), Jacob Lindberg (lute)
Mar
17
1:00 pm13:00

Dame Emma Kirkby (soprano), Jacob Lindberg (lute)

  • New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

Metamorphosis
Anon: When Daphne fair
John Danyel: Coy Daphne fled
John Dowland: When Phoebus first did Daphne love 
John Dowland: Preludium-Fantasia

Heroines           
William Byrd: Constant Penelope  
Henry Lawes: Ariadne’s Lament
Robert Johnson: Almain
Anon: The Nightingale

Lyric poets
Henry Lawes: Thelo legein Atreidas (Anacreon) & I long to sing (Anacreon Englished
John Wilson: Diffugere nives (Horace)
John Blow: If mighty wealth (Anacreon)
Henry Purcell: Cebell-Ritornell - A New Irish Measure - A New Scottish Measure - A New Ground-Hornpipe

Venus and Cupid
Pelham Humphrey: Cupid once, when weary grown
John Blow: Sappho to the goddess of love

Noam Greenberg (piano)
Mar
3
1:00 pm13:00

Noam Greenberg (piano)

  • New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

JS Bach: Partita no. 1 in B flat Major
Brahms: Two Rhapsodies op. 79
Bartok: Out of Doors Suite
Chopin: Ballade no. 4 in F minor

Aronowitz Ensemble
Feb
18
1:00 pm13:00

Aronowitz Ensemble

  • New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

Schubert: Adagio and Rondo Concertante for piano quartet, D. 487
Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 2 in G minor, Op. 45

Vienna Mozart-Trio
Jan
21
1:00 pm13:00

Vienna Mozart-Trio

  • New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

Mozart: Divertimento à 3 in B flat major (piano trio no.1), KV 254, comp. 1776
F. Mendelssohn: Piano trio no.1 in D minor, op.49