Leighton Buzzard Music

2015 - 2016 Season Programme

2015 - 2016

All concerts take place at: Leighton Buzzard Theatre Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard, Beds. LU7 1RX
Sat 17th October (Joglaresa) at St Barnabas' Church Linslade, LU7 2NR

Saturday 19th September 2015 - 7:30pm

Alexander Ardakov

Making his fourth visit to Leighton, Alexander will delight the audience with a spell-binding display of pianistic brilliance.


Glinka – Nocturne, Variations on a theme by Mozart; Barcarolle; Waltz Fantasy.
Tchaikovsky – Grand Sonata, Op 37.
Mozart - Fantaisie in Dminor, K 397
Chopin - Three Etudes and First Ballade in G minor
Grieg - Nocturne and Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
Liszt - Consolation and Faust Waltz

Alexander Ardakov

Saturday 17th October 2015 - 7:30pm


Please note venue - St Barnabas Church, Linslade

Director: Belinda Sykes
The leading early music group present Robbers, Rebels and Royals

Celebrating 800 years of England's greatest export to the world - Magna Carta.Joglaresa perform songs that challenge the supreme authority of kings, and which highlight the lives, loves, imprisonment and taxation of ordinary folk (or barons...)

"Thrilling and haunting" The Times
"Irresistably catchy tunes" Telegraph


Saturday 7th November 2015 - 7:30pm

Manus Noble, classical guitar

A winner of Making Music's Award for Young Concert Artists supported by the Philip & Dorothy Green Music Trust, Manus is one of the most exciting and innovative of today's generation of young guitarists. In addition to the standard guitar repertoire, Manus also composes music that challenges preconceptions of what is possible on the guitar.

An attractive and varied programme with music from John Dowland to Astor Piazzolla and the present day.

Manus Noble

Saturday 28th November 2015 - 7:30pm

Prince Bishops Brass

Mike Walton and Derek Ruffell, trumpets
Chris Senior, french horn
Stuart Gray, trombone
Stephen Boyd, tuba

"A devoted and inspirational ensemble who never fail to entertain and inspire... you'll be engrossed in a vast array of musical genres and styles"

Renaissance and baroque music through to contemporary works, popular music and jazz.

Programme title: ENGLISH HERITAGE

Jeremiah Clarke Suite in D Farnaby Fancies, Toyes and Dreames

Bram Tovey Santa Barbara Sonata Horowitz Music Hall Suite

Bourgeois Seven Proverbs

and music by Elgar, Lennon & McCartney and Walton

"An inspirational ensemble….never fails to entertain and inspire"

Supported by the Making Music Concert Promoters' Group

Prince Bishops Brass

Saturday 30th January 2016 - 7:30pm

Piatti String Quartet

Nathaniel Anderson-Frank and Michael Trainor, violins
David Wigram, viola
Jessie Ann Richardson, cello

The Piatti Quartet is fast emerging as one of the UK's leading young string quartets.

"Musically compelling" The Strad
"The prize for poise, blended tone and general lustre was ultimately won by the Piatti Quartet" The Times

Mozart "Prussian" Quartet in B flat, K 589

Ravel Quartet in F

Dvorak Quartet in G Op 106

"...poise, blended tone and general lustre" The Times

Supported by the Making Music Concert Promoters' Group

Piatti String Quartet

Saturday 20th February 2016 - 7:30pm

James Noble & Simon Callaghan

JAMES NOBLE, clarinet

James Noble is sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital scheme, The Douglas & Hilda Simmonds Scholarship Award and the Seary Charitable Trust.

Two outstanding young musicians

"James Noble performs with great energy and style"

Finzi Five Bagatelles

Roxborough Wordsworth Miniatures

Bax Sonata, Poulenc Sonata Lutoslawski Dance Preludes

Lovreglio Fantasia on "La Traviata"

Sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Saturday 12th March 2016 - 7:30pm


Harriet Mackenzie, violin
Meg Hamilton, viola
Milos Milivojevic, accordion

A dazzling journey across the globe, drawing on a fascinating variety of world music and classical influences.

Emotive Jewish, Gypsy and Greek music glide into hot-blooded tango, Arabic rhythms, Celtic melody and Japanese folk song, introduced with humour and panache.


Saturday 23rd April 2016 - 7:30pm

John Byron

A piano recital by John Byron

John Byron is well-known locally as a fine recitalist as well as a distinguished accompanist and conductor. 

Programme to include
Rachmaninov - Morceaux de Fantaisie, Op 3
Beethoven - Sonata in G, Op 14 No 2
John Ireland - Chelsea Reach, Ragamuffin, Soho Forenoons

John Byron