Leighton Buzzard Music

2009 - 2010 Season Programme

Saturday 19th September 2009 - 8:00PM

Martino Tirimo

"A pianist of vision", "an inspiring poet of the piano" The Times

Programme:

Chopin - Polonaise in B flat op. posth. (aged 7)
Chopin - Polonaise in F sharp minor op.44
Chopin - 4 Mazurkas op.41
Chopin - Prelude in C sharp minor op.45
Chopin - Scherzo No.1 in B minor op.20

I N T E R V A L

Chopin - 2 Nocturnes op.55
Chopin - Souvenir de Paganini
Chopin - Sonata No.2 in B flat minor op.35

Martino Tirimo

Saturday 17th October 2009 - 8:00PM

Jaroslaw Nadrzycki

Outright winner of the 2008 Haverhill Sinfonia International competition

Jaroslaw Nadrzycki, violin
Daniel Swain, piano

Programme:

Beethoven - Sonata in A minor, Op 23
Kreisler - Three Pieces
Wieniawski - Legende, Op17
Waxman - Carmen Fantaisie
Brahms - Sonata No 3 in D minor

Jaroslaw Nadrzycki

Saturday 14th November 2009 - 8:00PM

Gerard McChrystal, saxophone & Craig Ogden, guitar

The programme will have music influenced by dance rhythms of South American with works by Piazzolla,Celso Machado, Iain Ballamy, and Jaime Zenamon. The composers may not all be familiar but the styles will be. The Celtic inspired Shannon Suite by Ciaran Farrell contrasts with atmospheric pieces from Poland and Australia by Marek Pasieczny and Stuart Grennbaum. Jazz inspired works by Andy Scott and Ulrich Schultheiss complete the programme.

The beauty of the music is that it has been performed at The Wigmore Hall , London and the Sugar Club, Dublin.

The Irish Times wrote:
"McChrystal's saxophone swings acrobatically from high octane celebration to sweet and low down melancholy in one and the same breath, wheedling more and more layers of complexity from Ogden's distilled guitar lines."

Programme:

Andy Scott - Nemesis
Stuart Greenbaum - Cloud Eight
Ciaran Farrell - The Shannon Suite
Astor - Figment
Celso Machado - Pe de Moleque from Music Populaires Brilliennes
Marek Pasieczny - Winter's Tale
Ulrich Schultheiss - No Rest
Gerard McChrystal, saxophone & Craig Ogden, guitar

Saturday 5th December 2009 - 8:00PM

The Stanford String Quartet

Laura Stanford & Eleanor Stanford, violins
Amy Stanford, viola
Jessica Cox, cello

Programme:

Mozart - Quartet in D K 475 (Prussian)
Shostakovich - String Quartet No 6
Borodin - String Quartet No 2 in A

The Stanford String Quartet

Saturday 30th January 2010 - 8:00PM

Erica Eloff, soprano & Mark Nixon, piano

Winners of the prestigious Philip & Dorothy Green Young Concert Artist'' Award in collaboration with Making Music

Programme:

Includes songs by Greig, Debussy, Finzi (Song Cycle "Oh Fair to See") & Rachmaninov

Erica Eloff, soprano & Mark Nixon, piano

Saturday 20th February 2010 - 8:00PM

Claire Jones, harp

Official Harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales

Sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme

Programme:

Bach - Partita No 1
Salzedo - Ballade
Tchaikovsky arr. Kune - Eugene Onegin Fantasy
De Falla - Spanish Dance (La Vida Breve)
Variations on "Men of Harlech", arr. Claire Jones
John Williams - Theme from "Shindler's List"
Ravel - Pavane

Claire Jones, harp

Saturday 20th March 2010 - 8:00PM

The Fujita Trio

Arisa Fujita, violin
Megumi Fujita, piano
Honoka Fujita, cello

Programme:

Haydn -Trio in G (Gypsy Rondo)
Mendelssohn - Trio No 1 in D minor
Beethoven - Trio in B flat Op 97 (The Archduke)

The Fujita Trio

Saturday 17th April 2010 - 8:00PM

The Galliard Wind Ensemble

Kathryn Thomas, flute
Katherine Spencer, clarinet
Helen Simons, bassoon
Owen Dennis, oboe
Richard Bayliss, horn

One of Britain's leading chamber ensembles. Its energetic, highly entertaining and communicative performance style has wowed audiences thoughout Britain and abroad.

"Pure Pleasure... Wind quintet playing of great distinction" The Gramophone Magazine

Programme:

Rossini - Italian Girl in Algiers (Overture)
Haydn - Divertimento in B flat
Hindemith - Kleine Kammermusik
Ibert - Trois Pi�ces Br�ves
Holst - Quintet in A flat, Op 14
Arvo P�rt - Quintettino
Berio - Opus Number Zoo

The Galliard Wind Ensemble