Leighton Buzzard Music

Current Season

All concerts at Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, Lake St. LU7 1RX except Iain Farrington on Sat. 18th April 2020 at St Barnabas' Church, Linslade, LU7 2NR


Saturday 14th September 2019 - 7:30PM

ROY HOWAT

A recital by the internationally renowned pianist whose web site may be found here.
Programme:
  • Danse (1891) ~ Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
  • 3 Études (from Op. 10 & Op. 25) ~ Fryderyk Chopin (1810–49)
  • Images Oubliées (1894) ~ Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
    Lent, mélancolique et doux
    Dans le mouvement d’une Sarabande
    Quelques aspects de ‘Nous n'irons plus au bois’
  • From Pièces pittoresques (1880) ~ Emmanuel Chabrier  (1841–94)
    Idylle; Scherzo-valse

  • Valses nobles et sentimentales ~ Maurice Ravel  (1875-1937)
  • Barcarolle No. 6, Op. 70 (1896) ~ Gabriel Fauré  (1845-1924)
    Nocturne No. 6, Op. 63 (1894)
  • Barcarolle, Op. 60 ~ Fryderyk Chopin (1810–49)


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Roy Howat

Saturday 19th October 2019 - 7:30PM

EMMA HALNAN & DANIEL KING SMITH

Two outstanding young musicians – winners of the prestigious Philip & Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists sponsored by Making Music

Emma Halnan, flute
Daniel King Smith, piano

Music by Bach, Luciano Berio, Prokofiev, Sancan, Karl Jenkins and a
new commission written for Emma Halnan ~
     Sonatina by James Francis Brown.

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Emma Halnan & Daniel King Smith

Saturday 16th November 2019 - 7:30PM

JAMAL ALIYEV

The brilliant young cellist, sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Jamal Aliyev
with Maksim Štšura, piano
(Please note the change of accompanist from Maria Tarasewicz.)

Programme:
BEETHOVEN: 12 Variations on 'Ein Madchen oder Weibchen' from the Opera 'Die Zauberflote' Op66
RACHMANINOV: Vocalise
DAVID POPPER: Elfentanz Op.39
DAVID POPPER: Hungarian Rhapsody, Op.68 (1894)
TCHAIKOVSKY:  Pezzo capriccioso, Op.62
LUTOSLAWSKI: Sacher Variation
BRAHMS: Cello Sonata No.2 in F, Op.99

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Jamal

Saturday 30th November 2019 - 7:30PM

Jazz Quintet

The return of the fabulous Jazz Quintet led by

NICK SMART, trumpet
NIKKI ILES, piano
with Stan Sulzmann, saxophone
Dave Whitford, bass
Tim Giles, drums 

Favourite jazz standards and original compositions

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Saturday 4th January 2020 - 7:30PM

TRIO VOLANT

Beatrice Hubble, oboe
Tom Evans, clarinet
Richard Beards, bassoon

“Full of character and delivered with flair” Northern Chamber Orchestra

Winners of the Dorothy Parkinson Ward for Young British Ensembles 2017
And a Making Music Selected Artists award.

Programme:
Rossini - Barber of Seville Overture
Mozart - Voi che sapete from the Marriage of Figaro arr Trio Volant
Beethoven - Variations on La ci darem la mano from Don Giovanni
Mozart - Divertimento No 5 K439b
Canteloube - Rustiques
Darius Milhaud - Pastorale
Cecilia McDowall - Century Dances
Trio Volant

Saturday 8th February 2020 - 7:30PM

SYLVAIN BLASSEL

The sensational French virtuoso harpist

Programme to include selection from Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody, a Beethoven Piano Sonata

The great pianist Alfred Brendel wrote to Sylvan as follows:

"Dear Mr Blassel, listened to your Goldberg Variations with unexpected pleasure and admiration.
I confess that I had no idea what your instrument is able to offer. You are such a fine musician whose ear for nuance and feeling for rhythm is remarkable!"
Sylvain Blassel

Saturday 14th March 2020 - 7:30PM

NAOMI SULLIVAN & PAVEL TIMOFEYEVSKY

NAOMI SULLIVAN, saxophone
PAVEL TIMOFEYEVSKY, piano

Naomi Sullivan is one of the brightest stars of the classical saxophone world.

"A concert to celebrate Spring"

with music by Schumann, Rachmaninov, Piazzolla and Yashimotsu

Saturday 18th April 2020 - 7:30PM

IAIN FARRINGTON

At St Barnabas Church, Vicarage Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2LP.

A combined organ and piano recital by the brilliant Iain Farrington, one of the country’s most brilliant keyboard players, who makes a welcome return to the club

This charismatic keyboard wizard will include these colourful items in his organ and piano recital:
  • Fucik - Entrance of the Gladiators
  • Mozart - Fantasia in F minor K 595
  • Widor - Andante sostenuto (Symphonie Gothique), Toccata (5th Symphony)
  • Rachmaninov - Preludes, Vocalise, Spring Waters
  • Farrington - Free Wheeler, Live Wire
  • Gershwin - Songs
  • Art Tatum - Humoresque, Tiger Rag

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Iain Farrington