Leighton Buzzard Music

2008 - 2009 Season Programme

Saturday 20th September 2008 - 8:00PM

Merchant String Quartet

Amyn Merchant & Ruth Schulten, violins
Philip Hall, viola
Michael Atkinson, cello
with Benedict Rogerson, cello

The Merchant String Quartet was formed 2 years ago by four members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, keen to explore the quartet repertoire when their busy schedule permits! They have already performed extensively in London and the Home Counties and the Ashover Festival, Derbyshire.They have also joined forces with other members of the orchestra to perform sextets by Brahms and Schoenberg and the Mendelssohn Octet. They have given workshops at several London schools and recently gave a concert at Kingston University and coached it's music students.The quartet has been given a residency in Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church and took part in last summer's Chichester Festival to which they have been re-invited.

Programme:

Haydn - Quartet in C, Op 33 (The Bird)
Ravel - Quartet in F
Schubert - Quintet in C

Merchant String Quartet

Saturday 18th October 2008 - 8:00PM

Adrian Ward, tenor & Francois Salignat, piano

An outstanding young singer who appears under the Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme.

This highly prestigious and much sought-after award is made to only the most talented young professional musicians of their generation.

Programme to include songs by:

Britten
Fauré
Schumann
Wolf

Adrian Ward, tenor & Francois Salignat, piano

Saturday 15th November 2008 - 8:00PM

Sasha Grynyuk

Outright winner of the 2007 Haverhill International Soloists’ Competition

Programme:

Schubert - Sonata in A (Deutsch 664)
Chopin - Scherzo No 4
Schumann - Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op 26
Debussy - Suite:Pour le Piano

Sasha Grynyuk

Saturday 6th December 2008 - 8:00PM

Kate Lockhart, clarinet & Mina Miletic, piano

Kate Lockhart is a winner of the much sought after Philip & Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists, supported by Making Music

Programme:

Lovreglio - Fantasia on Verdi’s "La Traviata"
Eugene Bozza - Bucolique
Poulenc - Sonata for Clarinet & Piano
Alban Berg - Four Pieces Op.5
Brahms - Sonata in F minor

Kate Lockhart, clarinet & Mina Miletic, piano

Saturday 31st January 2009 - 8:00PM

Iain Farrington

One of the most gifted young British pianists

Programme:

Britten - Early Morning Bathe (Holiday Diary)

Vaughan Williams - Hymn Tune Prelude on a theme of Orlando Gibbons

Walton- Five Bagatelles (arr. Farrington)
1 - Allegro assai
3 - Alla Cubana
4 - Lento
5 - Presto con slancio

Elgar - Two Improvisations (transcribed Farrington)
1 - G major
2 - D minor

Elgar - Concert Allegro
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Farrington - Animal Parade

Howells - Two Folk Dances: Slow Dance, Cobler's Hornpipe

Walton - Popular Song

Mayerl - Marigold

Traditional (arr. Farrington) - Sailor's Hornpipe

Iain Farrington

Saturday 28th February 2009 - 8:00PM

The Purcell School

Music for wind, strings and piano by the exceptionally gifted pupils of this famous specialist music school

Elisabet Sharma, piano
Katherine Robb, violin
Charlotte Ashton, flute
Alexandra Lomeiko, violin
Charlotte Cox, bassoon
Morta Grigaliunaite, piano

Music by:

Sergei Rachmaninov
Leoš Janácek
Johann Sebastian Bach
Phillipe Gaubert
Carl Maria Von Weber
Edward Elgar
L. V. Beethoven

The Purcell School

Saturday 21st March 2009 - 8:00PM

Vienna Mozart Trio

Daniel Auner, violin
Diethard Auner, cello
Irina Auner, piano

Programme:

Mozart - Trio in Bflat, K 502
Beethoven - Trio in Eb, Op70 no2
Dvorak "Dumky" - Trio in E minor, Op 90

Vienna Mozart Trio

Saturday 18th April 2009 - 8:00PM

Symphonia Academica

Bedfordshire's own professional chamber orchestra, resident at the University of Bedfordshire.

David Beaman, Conductor
Peter Bussereau, Leader/soloist

Programme:

Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Boyce - Symphony No 2
Mozart - Violin concerto No 5 in A (soloist: Peter Bussereau)
Bartok - Romanian Dances
Barber - Adagio for Strings
Haydn - Symphony No 44 in E minor (Trauer)

Saturday 23rd May 2009 - 8:00PM

Jaqui Dankworth and her band

This concert by one of the most exciting jazz singers of our timeforms part of the 2009 Leighton-Linslade Music & Arts Festival A sure sell-out – book early!

Jaqui Dankworth and her band