Summer festivals and extra concerts in addition to those in the 2021/22 brochure - we will add performances here as we hear about them!
LEEDS INTERNATIONAL CONCERT SEASON ON TOUR!
Wed 25 May, 7:30pm
The Old Woollen – Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley
This Classical Life: Live
Jess Gillam presents her ARIA-winning BBC Radio 3 show and podcast in a special live concert. Jess is joined by members of the BBC Philharmonic and special guests who have featured in previous episodes. Keep an eye on this page as guests are announced.
Conducted by Ellie Slorach, the BBC Philharmonic and Jess Gillam are joined by special guests including pianist and composer Belle Chen bringing her captivating blend of classical, avant-garde, world, electronica, and sound-art to the stage; and multi-instrumentalist and composer Erland Cooper whose work takes inspiration from the natural world, memory, people and place.
Tickets: £22, students/under 30s/unwaged £11
Sun 29 May, 3pm
Chapel FM Arts Centre, Old Seacroft Chapel, 1081 York Road, Leeds, LS14 6JB
Sarah Hatch – violin
Tom Bell – organ
Tom Bell and Sarah Hatch perform an evocative set of folk melodies from the UK and Europe. The combination of pipe organ with fiddle is surprising and delightful, though not uncommon in some folk traditions. The effect is dramatic, colourful, and warm.
Pay what you feel.
Bradfield Festival of Music 2022
Venue: St Nicholas Church, High Bradfield, Sheffield, S6 6LG
Saturday 26 June Apollo 5
Monday 28 June Brodsky Quartet
Tuesday 29 June Solo pianist (tbc)
Wednesday 30 June Benjamin Frith Piano Quartet
Thursday 1 July Jean Johnson (clarinet) & Danny Driver (piano)
Friday 2 July Julian & Jiaxin Lloyd Webber
Saturday 3 Jul Bella Tromba
For ticket information, please see the website
conducted by Richard Howarth
Kendal Leisure Centre 7.30 pm Saturday 21st May 2022
Our May concert includes Jack Horrocks joining the orchestra to play Mozart's sublime Clarinet Concerto in A, recognised by many from the various films the music has graced - Out of Africa, The King's Speech and more. The Westmorland Orchestra will also be performing Brahms' 2nd Symphony, and from the last century, Hindemith's extraordinary Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber.
Information from www.WestmorlandOrchestra.org.uk Tickets available from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wes
Martin Roscoe - Piano Recital
Wednesday 18th May 2022, 7.30pm
The Croston Theatre, Westholme School, Blackburn, BB2 6QU
Beethoven Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op.13 “Pathétique”
Beethoven Sonata No. 31 in A flat, Op.110
Brahms Three Intermezzos from 6 Klavierstücke, Op. 118
Intermezzo in A minor Op.118, No. 1
Intermezzo in A major Op.118, No. 2
Intermezzo in E flat minor Op.118, No. 6
Liszt Ballade No. 2 in B minor, S.171
Liszt Petrarch Sonnet No. 123
Liszt Legend No. 2: St. Francis of Paola Walking On The Waves
Martin Roscoe recorded all of Beethoven’s Sonatas to great critical acclaim between 2010 and 2018, and it seems only fitting that he revisits two of those sonatas planned for performances in 2020, the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. The ‘Pathétique’ Sonata, was an instant success and remains a firm favourite within the repertoire today. Sonata No. 31 was delayed due to ill health but the drama of the fugue is felt to not "simply symbolize or represent the return to life, but persuade us physically of the process”.
Brahms’ penultimate work for solo piano, Op. 118, was dedicated to Clara Schumann who attested that they contained “a wealth of sentiment in the smallest of dimensions”. Liszt’s Sonetto del Petrarca, ‘I find no peace’, paints the protagonist’s confused state of mind whilst Ballade No. 2 is inspired by Gottfried August Bürger’s Gothic horror ballad. The evening will draw to a close with the magnificent depiction of struggle and triumph in Liszt’s interpretation of the legend of St. Francis of Paola.
Martin will also expand on our summer concerts and events – join us and him to hear firsthand his artistic choices of performers and programmes for RVIPW 2022 – and for a relaxing and sunny spring concert.
Tickets: £13 or £5 for registered disabled or those in full time eduction
How to book:
By post: (cheques payable to 'RVIPW' Roger Darling, Hillside House, Bluestone Lane, Mawdesley, L40 2RJ.
By phone: 07810 504701 | Online at: www.rvipw.org.uk | On the door
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CORBRIDGE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
28th-31st July 2022
Artistic Directors, Gould Piano Trio and Robert Plane (clarinet) are joined by the Elias String Quartet and distinguished guests for four days of chamber music in one of Northumberland’s most beautiful villages, nestled in Tynedale and the doorstep of Hadrian’s Wall Country. Glorious music, scenery and fine dining in equal measure!
SHEFFIELD CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL FINALE
MUSIC IN THE ROUND
21ST MAY 2022
Britten Sinfonietta (16')
Knussen ... Upon One Note (3')
Grime Seven Pierrot Miniature (12')
Slater The Light Blinds RPS Composer 2021-22 Commission for Music in the Round (10')
Brahms Serenade No.1 (47')
Ensemble 360 brings the Sheffield Chamber Music Festival to a thrilling climax with a programming showcasing their endless versatility and brilliance. Benjamin Britten was a mentor to Oliver Knussen and in turn, Knussen had a huge influence on our guest curator Helen Grime. This sequence of great British music is topped off by something completely different: lavish tunes, warm radiance and a jubilant ending courtesy of Joanne's Brahms. The perfect finale!
Header photo: Nicholas Daniel - director of the Leicester International Music Festival
FROM DUET TO DECET
Roger Higson, Chairman of Ripon Concerts has told us of this worthwhile project - please support! (it would make a great Christmas present for someone!)
"All of us who work with musicians are very aware of their dire plight during the current almost complete shut down of the music industry.
In the absence of concerts, we have therefore written a short, illustrated, and lighthearted book entitled: “FROM DUET TO DECET A Novice’s Guide to Chamber Music”, to raise money for them in this time of crisis and at the same time introduce people to chamber music.
The book is full of information about musical instruments, types of ensembles, chamber music compositions, how to access concerts, what to expect at a concert and much more.
All production costs have been covered, so that ALL the money raised from sales of the book will be given to the charity HELP MUSICIANS UK. It costs only £12 (inc p&p) and can be ordered through our website www.riponconcerts.co.uk or by using the attached order form.
We are hoping that everyone who is concerned about the future of music, will wish to help those who have enriched and enhanced our lives so much, by generously supporting this fund raising venture."