Leighton Buzzard Music

Current Season

  • Concerts 5 – 7 are held at Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, Lake St, LB. LU7 1RX

  • Changes of Venue
    Since Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre was not available for recitals 1- 4 they were relocated:
    St. Barnabas’s Church, Waterloo Road, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 2N


  • We’re sure that everyone is enjoying attending live music events again. St. Barnabas’s Church is large, well-ventilated with a good acoustic and so offers a covid-safe performance space. While no longer legally mandated, like the government’s health advisors, we suggest that you follow the established safety rules, giving confidence to those who might be anxious.

  • Concert 8 is also at St Barnabas's Church

Saturday 18th September 2021 - 7:30pm

Amy Roberts & Gamal Khamis

Change of Venue
This recital  is at St. Barnabas’s Church, Waterloo Road, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 2NR


Amy Roberts the outstanding young oboist
              with pianist Gamal Khamis

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

Programme
  • Gabriel Grovlez ~ Sarabande et Allegro
  • Thea Musgrave ~ Dawn
  • Thea Musgrave ~ Whirlwind
  • Claude Debussy ~ Preludes Book 1: Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest
  • Richard Rodney Bennett ~ After Syrinx I

          Interval

  • Olivier Messiaen ~ Vocalise
  • George Frideric Handel ~ Sonata for oboe in C minor, HWV 366
          i Largo
         ii Allegro
        iii Adagio
        iv Allegro

  • Johann Sebastian Bach ~ Adagio, BWV 874
  • Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns ~ Oboe Sonata, Op. 166
          i Andantino
         ii Allegretto
        iii Molto allegro


Book tickets now (via TicketSource) by clicking on the green Book Now button at the bottom right of this page.
Please note that we shall have limited ticket sales capability on the door and might not have change, so please have the exact payment available. As below, you will be asked to give contact information. It's preferable to book online.

When booking you will be asked to provide contact details for all members of your group which will be used only for Covid-19 test and trace purposes if necessary.

Saturday 9th October 2021 - 7:30pm

Leo Popplewell

Change of Venue
This recital  is at St. Barnabas’s Church, Waterloo Road, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 2NR

The award winning cellist Leo Popplewell

       with Antonina Suhanova (piano)


Leo is sponsored by the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme


Programme:

Beethoven - Sonata in A op 69,
Debussy - Sonata
Rachmaninov - Sonata in G minor Op 19


Book tickets now (via TicketSource) by clicking on the green Book Now button at the bottom right of this page.
Tickets will also be available on the door, and we can now accept payment by credit card.
All tickets whether booked in advance online or at the door are subject to a booking fee of £1. It is advantageous to buy online in advance to minimise queuing on entry to the venue.


When booking you will be asked to provide contact details for all members of your group which will be used only for Covid-19 test and trace purposes if necessary.
Leo

Saturday 23rd October 2021 - 7:30pm

Vienna Mozart Trio

Change of Venue
This recital  is at St. Barnabas’s Church, Waterloo Road, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 2NR


The world-famous trio:

Programme

  •   Mozart ~ Trio in Bb K 502
  •   Rachmaninov ~ Trio Elégiaque
  •   Schumann ~ Trio No1 in D minor Op 62
Book tickets now (via TicketSource) by clicking on the green  Book Now button at the bottom right of this page. Please click on the Tickets tab for prices.
Tickets will also be available on the door, and we can now accept payment by credit card.
All tickets both booked in advance online and at the door are subject to a booking fee of £1. It is advantageous to buy online in advance to minimise queuing on entry to the venue.
We have extended the deadline for booking Early Bird  tickets for this concert at a discount of £1 per ticket until midnight on Saturday, 16 October after which they will revert to full price. Please book soon to avoid disappointment.


When booking you will be asked to provide contact details for all members of your group which will be used only for Covid-19 test and trace purposes if necessary.
VMT

Saturday 20th November 2021 - 7:30pm

Laura Snowden

Change of Venue
This recital  is at St. Barnabas’s Church, Waterloo Road, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 2NR

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.

Book tickets now (via TicketSource) by clicking on the green  Book Now button at the bottom right of this page. Please click on the Tickets tab for prices.
Tickets will also be available on the door, and we can now accept payment by credit card.
All tickets both booked in advance online and at the door are subject to a booking fee of £1. It is advantageous to buy online in advance to minimise queuing on entry to the venue.

When booking you will be asked to provide contact details for all members of your group which will be used only for Covid-19 test and trace purposes if necessary.
Laura Snowden

Saturday 8th January 2022 - 7:30pm

Florian Mitrea

The return of the superb pianist.

Florian is a Making Music Selected Artist

Programme

Beethoven - Sonata in C Op 2 No3
Chopin - Scherzo No1
Beethoven - Sonata in Eflat Op 7
Liszt - "Dante" Sonata

Tickets for the concert will not be available in the theatre box office just before the concert so book tickets now by clicking on the green Book Now button on this page.
It costs no more than paying at the theatre and saves the hassle of queueing.
Audience numbers at the theatre have been reduced to 85 for social distancing reasons, so it is important to book your tickets early.
(They may also be purchased in advance at the box office downstairs in the library.)
Florian Mitrea

Saturday 19th February 2022 - 7:30pm

Arwen and Anna

We are delighted to engage the accomplished Hertfordshire-based duo:
     Arwen Newband ~ violin
    Anna Le Hair ~ piano

Their recital comprises:
   Domenico Gallo ~ Sonata in G major
   Ludwig van Beethoven ~
         Violin Sonata No.8, Op. 30 No. 3
  Igor Stravinsky ~ Suite Italienne
   Bedřich Smetana ~ From My Homeland
   Edward Elgar ~ Sonata Op. 82


[This replaces the recital by Finnish musicians Abel Puustinen (violin) and Ossi Tanner (piano) who cannot perform due to COVID-19 considerations. Eary-booked tickets bearing Abel’s name will be accepted.]

Tickets for the concert will not be available in the theatre box office just before the concert so book tickets now by clicking on the green Book Now button on this page.
It costs no more than paying at the theatre and saves the hassle of queueing.
Audience numbers at the theatre have been reduced to 85 for social distancing reasons, so it is important to book your tickets early.
(They may also be purchased in advance at the box office downstairs in the library.)

Arwen&Anna

Saturday 26th March 2022 - 7:30pm

Antonina Suhanova

The immensely gifted Latvian pianist Antonina is supported by Making Music’s Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists.

Programme

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

Tickets for the concert will not be available in the theatre box office just before the concert so book tickets now by clicking on the green Book Now button on this page.
It costs no more than paying at the theatre and saves the hassle of queueing.
Audience numbers at the theatre are no longer restricted to 85 but it is still a good idea to book your tickets early.
(They may also be purchased at the box office in the library during opening hours.)
Antonina Suhanova

Saturday 30th April 2022 - 7:30pm

Blackweir Brass Quintet

This concert is to be held at
 the Parish Church of St Barnabas,
Waterloo Road, Linslade, LU7 2NR


Alex Morgan - trumpet    (At right in picture)
Emily Ashby - trumpet  (Not in picture)
Lynn Henderson - horn
Meggie Murphy - trombone  (Not in picture)
Charlie Jones - tuba  (Not in picture)

Blackweir Brass presents an evening of folk inspired compositions, from Malcolm Arnold’s Brass Quintet to Beethoven’s “Welsh Songs”. The quintet aims to take you on a journey through the depths of the Welsh countryside in Morfydd Owen’s “4 Welsh Impressions” and Haldon Evans’ “Noson Lawen”, to the glorious sunshine of South America in Enrique Crespo’s Suite Americana. It’s sure to be a fantastic evening which we hope you can join us on this musical adventure.

Programme
  • Fanfare ~ James Maynard
  • 4 Welsh Impressions ~ Morfydd Owen arr. Benjamin Pepler
  • Quintet ~ Malcolm Arnold
  • Folk Song Fantasy ~ Joseph Horovitz
  • Noson Lawen ~ Haldon Evans
    Interval
  • Hymn to St Cecelia ~ Benjamin Britten arr. Benjamin Pepler
  • Motets ~ Anton Bruckner arr. Benjamin Pepler
  • 4 Welsh Songs ~ Ludwig van Beethoven arr. Benjamin Pepler
  • Suite Americana ~ Enrique Crespo

Book tickets now (via TicketSource) by clicking on the green  Book Now button at the bottom right of this page.
Tickets will also be available on the door.
We can accept payments by credit card.
All tickets whether booked in advance online or at the door are subject to a booking fee of £1. It is advantageous to buy online in advance to minimise queuing on entry to the venue.
Blackweir Brass Quintet