2012

Summer 2012

NINTH SEASON 2012-13

PROGRAMME

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Patrons:      Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, CBE   Pauline Panton, LGSM

 

First Concert: Friday 19th October 2012

CAMEO OPERA

The ever-popular Cameo Opera presents scenes from Mozart’s The Magic Flute and
Cosí fan tutte
, and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. Performed in costume, with keyboard accompaniment, this will be an enchanting evening of music from some of the greatest operas ever written.

 

Second Concert: Friday 16th November 2012

KORROS ENSEMBLE (Flute, Clarinet and Harp)

Eliza Marshall, Nicholas Ellis, and Camilla Pay
An outstandingly talented young trio perform a wide-ranging programme of music specially arranged for their ensemble, including Bax’s lyrical and romantic Elegiac Trio, with its hints of Irish folk music, Spanish music from Turina, Falla and the Brazilian Villa-Lobos, plus delightful miniatures from Debussy, Haydn, Stanford and Saint-SaënsTarantella. Lots of lovely melodies to warm an autumn evening!

 

Third Concert: Friday 8th February 2013

JOHN McCABE (piano)

Our Artistic Director returns to the keyboard to give a recital of music from the era of Jane Austen – she might even have played some of it herself! Sonatas by Beethoven, Haydn and the English prodigy Pinto, who died at the age of 21, Mozart’s C minor Fantasia, and three of the beautiful Nocturnes by John Field.                                          

 

Fourth Concert: Friday 15th March 2013

KAUNAS STRING QUARTET

A superb quartet from Lithuania (the home of great string-playing), the Kaunas Quartet will perform Grieg’s lovely F major quartet (his “Unfinished”), the supreme A minor Rosamunde Quartet of Schubert, and a charming and witty work by Vidmantas Bartulis (the cellist’s brother), Four Consolations for Sad Cello and Song without Words.

This concert is being given in association with the Lithuanian Embassy in London.

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Spring 2012

WELCOME BACK,  after a mild, wet and very windy Christmas and New Year. Writing, as I am, in early January, the festive period already seems to have been blown away in the wind….Anyway, the reputation of the SMS continues to spread, with an article about the first seven seasons in BMS News 132, the December 2011 issue of the British Music Society’s newsletter. Read more →