Leighton Buzzard Music

Current Season

All concerts at Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, Lake St. LU7 1RX except The Prince Bishops Brass Quintet on Sat. 13th April 2019 at St Barnabas' Church, Linslade, LU7 2NR

Saturday 15th September 2018 - 7:30PM

EMMANUEL DESPAX

The brilliant French pianist

"Emmanuel Despax is a formidable talent, fleet of finger, elegant of phrase and a true keyboard colourist" The Gramophone

Programme
César Franck – Prélude, Choral & Fugue
Wagner/ Liszt – Overture: Tannhäuser
Schubert – Sonata in Bflat, D 960

Making Music Selected Artist

VENUE: LEIGHTON BUZZARD LIBRARY THEATRE

Tickets (inc. booking fee) £15, Friends of LBMC £13.50, Students £6, Accompanied children 16 and under, £1
Emmanuel Despax

Saturday 20th October 2018 - 7:30PM

NYJO Ambassadors

The fabulous jazz sextet from the National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Mark Armstrong, trumpet (and leader) 
Joe Hill, piano
Tom Ridout, tenor sax
Jack Justin, bass 
Max Mills, drums 
Maddie Dowdeswell, trombone


Programme:
In "Legends of Jazz" including Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, Kenny Wheeler, Herbie Hancock and many more

Making Music Selected Artists

VENUE: LEIGHTON BUZZARD LIBRARY THEATRE

Tickets (inc. booking fee) £15, Friends of LBMC £13.50, Students £6, Accompanied children 16 and under, £1

Saturday 3rd November 2018 - 7:30PM

ALMA

Bringing folk music from Britain and around the world, ALMA comprises:
  • Emily Askew and John Dibble fiddles
  • Adrian Lever guitar

"Dexterity and virtuosity, balanced by elegance of phrasing"

Making Music Selected Artists

VENUE: LEIGHTON BUZZARD LIBRARY THEATRE

Tickets (inc. booking fee) £15, Friends of LBMC £13.50, Students £6, Accompanied children 16 and under, £1
ALMA

Saturday 24th November 2018 - 7:30PM

LUX MUSICAE LONDON

Click on this link to listen to examples of performances by the leading early music ensemble Lux Musicae London.

Roberta Diamond soprano 
Daniel Thomson tenor
Mirjam Münzel, Sophie Creaner recorders
Harry Buckoke viola da gamba
Aileen Henry harp
Toby Carr lute & theorbo

JOHN DOWLAND and the COURT OF DENMARK

A programme exploring the rich music of the great English Lutenist and European music of the late 16th and early 17th centuries

VENUE: LEIGHTON BUZZARD LIBRARY THEATRE

Tickets (inc. booking fee) £15, Friends of LBMC £13.50, Students £6, Accompanied children 16 and under, £1
LUX

Saturday 5th January 2019 - 7:30PM

QUARTET CAMERATA

The region’s leading string ensemble

Peter Bussereau, Anna Dryer-Beers violins
Paul Burnett viola
Peter Randall cello


Programme:
The Midnight Sun
Haydn - Quartet in D OP 20 No4
Rautavaara - Quartet No 1 Op 2
Sibelius - Quartet in D minor, Op 56 "Voces Intimatae"

VENUE: LEIGHTON BUZZARD LIBRARY THEATRE

Tickets (inc. booking fee) £15, Friends of LBMC £13.50, Students £6, Accompanied children 16 and under, £1
Quartet Camerata

Saturday 9th February 2019 - 7:30PM

FLORIAN MITREA

The outstanding young virtuoso pianist

"Stupendous virtuosity, huge well-deserved applause" Suddeutsche Zeitung

Winner of the Making Music Philip & Dorothy Green Award For Young Concert Artists

Programme:
Mozart - Fantasy in C minor, K 475
Beethoven - Sonata in C Op 53 "Waldstein"
Chopin - Three Nocturnes, 
Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise Brilliante, Op 22.

VENUE: LEIGHTON BUZZARD LIBRARY THEATRE

Tickets (inc. booking fee) £15, Friends of LBMC £13.50, Students £6, Accompanied children 16 and under, £1
Florian Mitrea

Saturday 9th March 2019 - 7:30PM

RICHARD ALLEN

A recital by the prize-winning harpist

Sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Programme includes music by Debussy, Hindemith, Fauré, Henriette Renié and more

VENUE: LEIGHTON BUZZARD LIBRARY THEATRE

Tickets (inc. booking fee) £15, Friends of LBMC £13.50, Students £6, Accompanied children 16 and under, £1
Richard Allen

Saturday 13th April 2019 - 7:30PM

PRINCE BISHOPS’ BRASS QUINTET

The welcome return of the brilliant brass ensemble from County Durham

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

Programme:
Fanfare; La Peri -Dukas
Suite in D - Jeremiah Clarke arr. Archibald
Fugue in G Minor - J S Bach arr.Romm
Quintet No. 1 - Victor Ewald

Overture to Marriage of Figaro -Mozart
Adagio - Barber arr McNeff
3 Gershwin Pieces - George Gershwin
4 Episodes from West Side Story -  Leonard Bernstein arr. Jack Gale

VENUE: ST BARNABAS' CHURCH, LINSLADE, LU7 2NR

Tickets (no booking fee!) £14, Friends of LBMC £12.50, Students £5, Accompanied children 16 and under FREE