Concert Season 56

Season Overview

Our Season at a Glance - Tickets Will be Released on Sale in August

Concert 1  Saturday 1st October 2022

Seeking Utopia : Marking the 150th anniversary of Ralph Vaughan Williams’s birth in 2022

Viv McLean – Piano
Shiry Rashkovsky – Viola
Jessica Duchen – Narrator



 
A concert narrative to celebrate R. Vaughan Williams 150th anniversary. 

This special programme of words and music tells the story of Vaughan Williams and the viola player Lionel Tertis and their spirited battles against prejudice of all types.  

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Concert 2 Saturday 29th October 2022

Cello and Piano Concert


Indira Grier – Cello
Kumo Matsuo – Piano

Indira Grier and Kumo Matsuo join us for our second concert of the season with a cello and piano recital. 

This recital is composed of European masterworks from across the 19th and 20th centuries. A lyrical and soaring quality that combines flights of imagination with deep introspection is present in all these carefully selected pieces. Music by Janacek, Faure, Clara Schumann, and Brahms.


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Supported by the Philip and Dorothy Green Young Concert Artists Award Scheme

 
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Concert 3 Saturday 26th November 2022

Piano Recital


Dominic Degavino – Piano

Dominic Degavino returns to Amersham after his concert with us as part of the highly acclaimed Mithras Trio last season. 

Dominic's programme of lesser-known masterpieces from the Classical and Romantic periods begins and ends with two extraordinary, ambitious Sonatas by a young Beethoven and Brahms respectively. In the middle, by contrast, are two late, shorter works - an impressionistic set of Improvisations by pioneering American female composer Amy Beach, and a haunting Allegretto by Schubert.

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Supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust


 
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Concert 4 Saturday 18th February 2023

The Ellis Ensemble


Piano, clarinet and bassoon

Our first concert of 2023 is with the Ellis Ensemble.   Described as "superb" and "exceptional”, the Ellis Ensemble is one of the UK's foremost chamber groups, dedicated to performing and commissioning works for piano and woodwind instruments.


Ellis will play a varied programme of Classical, Romantic and jazz works, showcasing the very best of this combination of instruments. Works by Mendelssohn, Bruch and Glinka sit side by side with the jazz and tango sounds of Bill Douglas and Astor Piazolla. There is also the rare chance to hear the sonorous bassoon in Nancy Galbraith's Bassoon Sonata.


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Concert 5 Saturday 18th March 2023

Connaught Brass Quintet


Trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

We end our season in some style and fanfare as the Connaught Brass Quintet perform for us. Connaught are a “thrilling young ensemble at the start of what is sure to be a major international career”.

Connaught’s Amersham concert takes us on a tour of Europe and then to the capital of Arkansas, USA. Connaught Brass play masterful pieces ranging from the Italian Pergolesi with his Baroque ‘Pulcinella Suite 2.0’ to African-American Florence Price with her spiritual ‘Adoration’ written in 1951. They also perform original works written for the contemporary brass quintet by Mogens Andresen and Bo Nilsson. The concert is to be rounded off by a traditional Folk Song Suite, arranged by Sam Every.

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Sponsored by The Tillett Trust as part of its DEBUT programme