Leighton Buzzard Music

Current Season

Covid-19
Our Chairman, David Phillips, writes:-
Dear Friends and Supporters of Leighton Buzzard Music
   As you will I'm sure  be aware, our new season of concerts, due to begin this Saturday will not unfortunately be taking place.
   The latest information we have from Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre is that, sadly, there is no likelihood of any performances taking place at least  before Christmas, and that the possibility of anything happening in the New Year is at the moment very uncertain.  The theatre management have told us that they await new government advice and guidelines for "small theatres and venues" to be issued in November.
   In the meantime I thought it right to get in touch, firstly to hope that you are all well and keeping safe, and secondly to report that the board (formerly committee) of Leighton Buzzard Music has met using Zoom and has made some suggestions to the theatre as to how we may proceed towards making a new start with our concerts in the not too distant future. We are waiting to see how our proposals will be considered. We are sure that the theatre management, too, will be thinking hard about the way to re-open.
   I'm sorry we can't give you any more precise information, but as soon as we do have a clearer idea, we will let you know.
   With very best wishes
   David

Concerts 1–7 were to be held at Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, Lake St, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1RX

Concert 8 was to be held at St Barnabas’ Parish Church, Linslade LU7 2NR

Saturday 12th September 2020 - 7:30PM

Florian Mitrea

Recital cancelled due to covid-19 crisis.

The return of the superb pianist

Florian Mitrea

Programme

Mozart - Sonata in C major KV 309
Beethoven - Sonata op. 2 no. 3 in C major
Schoenberg - 6 Little Piano Pieces op. 19
Prokofiev - Sonata no. 6 in A major op. 82
Florian Mitrea

Saturday 10th October 2020 - 7:30PM

Amy Roberts

Recital cancelled due to covid-19 crisis.

The outstanding young oboist

Amy Roberts

With Gamal Khamis, Piano

Amy is supported by Making Music’s and Philip & Dorothy Green’s Young Artists Award

Programme

To include: Sonatas by Telemann, Saint Saens and Dutilleux, songs by Schubert and Schumann (on the oboe),
and pieces by Messiaen and Richard Rodney Bennett.

Saturday 7th November 2020 - 7:30PM

Rosamunde Trio

Recital cancelled due to covid-19 crisis.

The world-famous Rosamunde Trio

Martino Tirimo, piano
Ben Sayevich, violin
Daniel Veis, cello

Programme

Josef Suk – Piano Trio in C minor Op.2,
Shostakovich – Piano Trio No.2 in E minor Op.67,
Brahms – Piano Trio in B major Op.8
Rosamunde Trio

Saturday 28th November 2020 - 7:30PM

Laura Snowden

Recital cancelled due to covid-19 crisis.

The return visit of the brilliant guitarist Laura Snowden

Programme to include music by Paraguayan composer Barrios as well her own compositions and arrangements of traditional Celtic folk material
Laura Snowden

Saturday 30th January 2021 - 7:30PM

Matt Farthing

Recital cancelled due to covid-19 crisis.

The brilliant percussionist Matt Farthing

Finalist in the BBC Young Musician 2014 and winner of UK Tuned Percussion competition 2014

Matt is sponsored by the prestigious Countess of Munster Musical Trust


Matt Farthing is a dynamic percussionist based in London. He is delighted to be supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. Matt performs regularly with orchestras and ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra, the John Wilson Orchestra and the Colin Currie Group. Performances include playing with the LSO and Sir Simon Rattle at the 2018 BBC Proms and Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. More recently, Matt has enjoyed recording with the LSO at Abbey Road Studios in London. As a soloist, Matt was a Percussion Category Finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2014, and the Winner of the UK Tuned Percussion Competitions in 2012 (U16) and 2014 (U18) Competitions.

Matt Farthing

Saturday 27th February 2021 - 7:30PM

Abel Puustinen

Recital cancelled due to covid-19 crisis.

The outstanding Finnish violinist Abel Puustinen
with Ossi Tanner piano

Abel is supported by Making Music’s and Philip & Dorothy Green’s Young Artists Award

Rautavaara ~ Lost Landscapes
Sibelius ~ Six Pieces Op 79
Clara Schumann ~ Three Romances
Elgar~ Sonata for Violin & Piano, Op 82
Abel Puustinen

Saturday 20th March 2021 - 7:30PM

Antonina Suhanova

Recital cancelled due to covid-19 crisis.

The immensely gifted Latvian pianist Antonina Suhanova


Antonina is supported by Making Music’s and Philip & Dorothy Green’s Young Artists Award


Programme


Beethoven Sonata in Ab Op 110
Prokofiev - Sonata No 7 in Bb Op 83
Alban Berg - Sonata Op 1
Beethoven - Sonata in C minor Op 111

Antonina Suhanova

Saturday 17th April 2021 - 7:30PM

Blackweir Brass Quintet

Recital cancelled due to covid-19 crisis.

The versatile Blackweir Brass Quintet


Alex Morgan - trumpet
Emily Ashby - trumpet
Lynn Henderson - horn
Toby Carr - trombone
Ben Pepler - tuba

Blackweir Brass was formed in 2016 at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and first premiered their ‘Music and Words’ programme in the same year. In this unique setting, spoken poetry is paired with a variety of pieces from the brass quintet repertoire. The pieces and poems selected are constantly changing, but there has always been a strong connection with the poetry of Sir John Betjeman, and the music of Benjamin Britten.

‘Music and Words’ The programme will include the Brass Quintet by the American composer Michael Kamen, Chopin’s Minute Waltz, selections from Debussy’s Children’s Corner Suite and Britten's Hymn to Saint Cecilia. Our poetry stretches from Betjeman to Roald Dahl and Spike Milligan.
Blackweir Brass Quintet