Leighton Buzzard Music

Current Season

All performances take place in Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, except 22nd April 2017, which takes place at St Barnabas Parish Church, Linslade

Saturday 17th September 2016 - 7:30PM

GALLIARD WIND QUINTET

The UK's foremost wind ensemble

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


Programme:
Gustav HOLST: Wind Quintet in A flat Op 14 (1903)
Benjamin BRITTEN: Metamorphoses (a selection from)
Malcolm ARNOLD: Divertimento for flute, Oboe & Clarinet
Gilbert VINTER: Two Miniatures
Arthur SULLIVAN: Pirates of Penzance Overture
Malcolm ARNOLD: Three Shanties Op 13
Ian CLARKE: Zoom Tube
Paul PATTERSON: Comedy for Five winds

The Galliard Wind Ensemble

Saturday 15th October 2016 - 7:30PM

THE DOMINIC ALLDIS JAZZ TRIO

Dominic Alldis, piano
Andrew Cleyndert, double bass
Martin France, drums

Imaginative jazz arrangements of classical themes, folk songs and songs from the Great American Songbook by three remarkable musicians fluent in the language of classical music and jazz.

"Alldis is unique, a polished and delicate jazz pianist. He performs with such subtle precision." Dave Gelly, Observer

A Making Music Concert Promoters' Group concert

Dominic Alldis

Saturday 29th October 2016 - 7:30PM

CRISTIAN GRAJNER de SA

CRISTIAN GRAJNER de SA, violin
Marina Nadiradze, piano

The brilliant violinist was born and brought up locally and was string finalist In the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2012.


Programme:

Beethoven Sonata No.2, Op.12 No. 2
Debussy Violin Sonata in G Minor
Brahms Sonata No.1 in G Major, Op.78
Virtuoso works (by Wieniawski, Sarasate and Kreisler among others)

Saturday 19th November 2016 - 7:30PM

VIENNA MOZART TRIO

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

We welcome this world-famous ensemble for a return visit with a programme of:
trios by Mozart – Trio in G, K 496, Schumann – Fantasy Pieces Op 88 and Ravel – Trio in A minor.

Vienna Mozart Trio

Saturday 11th February 2017 - 7:30PM

ELLA RUNDLE

Ella Rundle, cello
Gamal Khamis, piano

Ella is a winner of the Philip & Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists

Sponsored by Making Music. She is one of the most gifted young musicians in the country.


Programme

Delius ~ Cello Sonata
Huguet y Tagell ~ Flamenco
Fazil Say ~ Four Cities
Franck ~ Sonata

Saturday 25th February 2017 - 7:30PM

FIACHRA GARVEY, piano

A piano recital by an exciting young artist who is fast gaining a great reputation.

"brings a deep and infectious enthusiasm, combined with insight and technical comfort." - Sunday Times


Programme:

Chopin ~ Barcarolle, Op. 60
Chopin ~ Polonaise in Ab, Op. 53
Debussy ~ Images Book 2
Bartok ~ Sonata
Beethoven ~ Sonata in C minor, Op. 111

Fiachra Garvey

Saturday 25th March 2017 - 7:30PM

THE MAVRON STRING QUARTET

Christiana Mavron & Rachael Elliot, violins
Niamh Ferris, viola
Beatrice Newman, cello

We are delighted to welcome back this superb ensemble after their memorable concert at Leighton Buzzard Theatre in 2013


Programme:

Dmitri Shostakovich ~ Quartet No 8 in C minor, Op 110
Mark Slater ~ The Turning Room, based on a poem by Carol Ann Duffy
Alexander Borodin ~ Quartet No 2 in D major
Mavron String Quartet

Saturday 22nd April 2017 - 7:30PM

Alison Rose & Matthew Fletcher in Recital

A Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital


Alison Rose
, soprano
Matthew Fletcher, piano


Winner of the coveted Maggi Teyte Prize 2015


"The stand-out performances include Alison Rose’s ravishingly sung Bathsheba..." Tim Ashley, The Guardian


Award winning pianist Matthew Fletcher is increasingly in demand as a recitalist, particularly of song repertoire. His performances have taken him all over the UK and Europe and he has performed at venues such as Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, the Purcell Room and the National Concert Hall, Dublin.


Venue: Parish Church of St Barnabas,
             Waterloo Road,
Linslade,
             Leighton Buzzard  LU7 2NR


Programme:

Benjamin Britten ~ Purcell Realisations:
                              ~ Hark! The echoing air
                              ~ Evening Hymn
                              ~ Sweeter than Roses
Franz Schubert ~ Frülingsglaube
                          ~ Versunken
                          ~ Auf dem See
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ~ Deh Vieni, Non Tardar
Roger Quilter ~ 7 Elizabethan Lyrics
                           Interval
George Frederic Handel ~ Non Disperar
William Walton ~ Façade 3 Songs:
                           ~ Daphne
                           ~ Through Gilded Trellises
                           ~ Old Sir Faulk
Giacomo Puccini ~ O Mio Babbino Caro
Benjamin Britten ~ Folksong arrangements:
                              ~ O Waly, Waly
                              ~ Rich and Rare
                              ~ Come you not from Newcastle?