Leighton Buzzard Music

2014 - 2015 Season Programme

2014 - 2015

All concerts take place at: Leighton Buzzard Theatre Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard, Beds. LU7 1RX
except 31st January at St Barnabas Church, Linslade

Saturday 20th September 2014 - 7:30pm

Aisa Ijiri

The exciting Japanese pianist AISA IJIRI
"prodigiously gifted"


Bach, arr. Liszt - Prelude & Fugue in A minor BWV
Mendelssohn - Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op 35
César Fanck - Prélude, Chorale & Fugue

Liszt - Années de Pélerinage (Italie) Prokofiev - Four Pieces from Romeo & Juliet De Falla - Fantasia Baetica
Aisa Ijiri

Saturday 11th October 2014 - 7:30pm

Emily Mowbray

with POLLY VIRR, cello & TOM HICKS, piano

"The outstandingly talented violinist from Leighton Buzzard"

Emily Mowbray with two fellow students from the Royal Northern College of Music is making her professional debut in her home town!


Beethoven - Piano Sonata op. 14 no. 1
Shostakovich - Cello Sonata, 1st mvt
Mark Summer - Julie-o
Tchaikovsky - Meditation, Souvenir d'un lieu Cher
Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen (Gipsy airs)
Handel-Halvorsen - Passacaglia
Rachmaninov - Piano trio no. 2

Emily Mowbury

Saturday 8th November 2014 - 7:30pm

Anthony Brown & Leo Nicholson

Two exciting young artists: ANTHONY BROWN, saxophone & LEO NICHOLSON, piano

"admirable a ravishing tone"

Winners of the Philip & Dorothy Green, Making Music Award for Young Concert Artists 2013


Astor Piazzolla - Michelangelo '70
Graham Fitkin - Glass
George Gershwin - Three Preludes
Jacques Ibert - Histoires
VIII - La cage de cristal
II - Le petit âne blanc
VI - Le palais abandonné
VII - Bajo la mesa
Dave Heath - Gentle Dreams
Paule Maurice - Tableaux de Provence


J.B Singelee - Fantaisie Op.89
Mark-Anthony Turnage - Two Elegies Framing a Shout (II. Shout III.Elegy2)
Darius Milhaud - Scaramouche
Pierre-Max Dubois - Lievre et la Tortue

Saturday 29th November 2014 - 7:30pm

Manor House String Quartet

Vaughan Jones,
Joanna Lee, violins
Reiad Chibah, viola
Julia Graham, cello


Beethoven - Quartet in A Op 18 No5
Ferdinand Ries - Quartet in G Op 70 No 2
Schubert - Quartet in A minor D 804 (Rosamunde)

Saturday 31st January 2015 - 7:30pm

Apollo 5

Apollo 5

Charlotte Brosnan, Clare Stewart, Alex Haigh, Harry Bennett, Greg Link

Vocal Jazz and classic a capella.

Stunning a-capella mixed voice quintet with a repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to modern popular music and jazz

The vocal quintet was formed in 2010 and gives engaging and lively performances of a wide repertoire of jazz, pop, classical and Christmas a cappella in the UK and internationally. Apollo5 is part of Voces Cantabiles Music, a charitable foundation with a commitment to providing inspiring musical opportunities for young people.

Venue: St Barnabas Church, Linslade

Saturday 21st February 2015 - 7:30pm


Flute & Harp Duo
Thomas Hancox, Rachel Wick

Two outstandingly talented artists sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Programme to include:

Astor Piazzolla - Histoire du Tango
Hendrik Andriessen - Intermezzo
Gabriel Fauré - Sicilienne
Arnold Bax - Sonata for Flute & Harp
Jean-Michel Damase - Variations on 'Early Morning'
Claude Debussy - Syrinx
Gabriel Fauré - Une châtelaine en sa tour
François Borne - Fantaisie brillante sûr 'Carmen'


Saturday 21st March 2015 - 7:30pm

Jong-Gyung Park & Anthony Zerpa Falcon

The brilliant piano duo

Programme to include:

Stravinsky's epoch-making ballet score
The Rite of Spring in its authentic duet version
Schubert - Fantaisie in F minor

Debussy – Petite Suite

Tchaikovsky – Four pieces from the 'Nutcracker' Ballet suite

Jong-Gyung Park & Anthony Zerpa Falcon

Saturday 18th April 2015 - 7:30pm

Zoe Rahman, Alec Dankworth & Gene Calderazzo

The spectacular Jazz Trio

ALEC DANKWORTH, double bass

Zoe is one of the brightest stars on the contemporary jazz scene.

A vibrant and highly individual pianist and composer, her style is deeply rooted injazz yet it reflects her classical background, British/Bengali heritage and her very broad musical taste.

"Rahman is a total star" Independent on Sunday
"a formidably talented pianist" Daily Telegraph

A Making Music Concert Promoters Network concert

Zoe Rahman