Matthew Venneralto, Mark Dobell and Angus Smithtenors, Donald Greigbaritone
Guillaume de Machaut: Portrait of a Genius
Today this fourteenth-century French cleric is best-known for a single work, the extraordinary Messe de Nostre Dame. However, in his own era Machaut was fêted throughout Europe for his wide-ranging skills. The Orlando Consort’s new programme demonstrates the full lyrical beauty, the sensual imagery and the inspired harmonic brilliance that lies in the work of this truly great poet – a direct inspiration to Chaucer – and composer.
“Hauntingly and mellifluously sung by The Orlando Consort, this music still sounds as flavoursome as it must have done 650 years ago.” – The Daily Telegraph
Jana Vonášková and Vlastimil Holekviolins, Josef Klusoňviola, Michal Kaňkacello
Haydn Quartet in F Op 77 No 2 Dvořák Quartettsatz in F B120 Karel JanovickýQuartet No 4 (UK première) Dvořák Quartet in G Op 106
The Pražák Quartet, last here for two very well received concerts in the 2018 Leamington Music Festival, returns with a sole movement of a quartet by Dvořák as well as his penultimate. Leamington salutes Karel Janovický in his ninetieth year with the UK première of his latest quartet; he has lived in London for many years and also been with the Dvořák Society to some of our festivals.
Current members of Ensemble 360 are: Juliette Bausorflute, Matthew Huntclarinet, Adrian Wilsonoboe, Naomi Athertonhorn, Amy Harmanbassoon Benjamin Nabarro and Claudia Ajmone-Marsanviolins, Ruth Gibsonviola, Gemma Rosefieldcello Laurène Duranteldouble bass and Tim Hortonpiano
Amadeus 5 x 3
Mozart Horn Quintet in E flat K407 Mozart String Quintet in C K515 Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A K581
Following the Family Concert in the morning, members of Ensemble 360 treat us to an afternoon of Mozart at his most delightful.
“International musicians, brimming with body and soul with passion, vitality and virtuosity, whose performances never cease to amaze.” – The Independent
When King Colin sets his sights on finding the famous Golden Sausage, there’s only ONE person for the job: Sir Scallywag! But will the six-year-old knight be mighty enough to defeat the filthy trolls and win the Stinkiest Battle Ever?
Based on the brilliant children’s story by Giles Andreae and Korky Paul, with specially composed music by Paul Rissmann, this fun, informal and interactive concert is an ideal way to introduce children aged 3-7 years to live classical music.
Agata Daraskaite and Magdalena Loth-Hillviolins, Elitsa Bogdanovaviola, George Rosscello
Haydn Quartet in D minor Op 9 No 4 Onslow Quartet in C minor Op 8 No 1 Beethoven Quartet in C sharp minor Op 131
The Consone Quartet joined the BBC New Generation Artists in spring 2019. Formed at the Royal College of Music where the Quartet won the Century Fund Prize in 2013, two years later it won two prizes in the York Early Music Festival Competition. The Quartet brings period instrument interpretation in Classical and Early Romantic repertoire and of particular interest in this concert will be the work written in 1812 by George Onslow, son of an English father and French mother. He wrote three dozen quartets in all and this Quartet will delight our audience.
Dame Emma Kirkby and Gwendolen Martinsopranos Clemmie Franksalto, Michael Solomon Williamstenor, Gareth Thomasbass Sam Brown and Augustin Cornwall-Irvinglutes, Peter McCarthyviola da gamba
Dowland among Friends
The music of John Dowland forms the core of this intimate programme, which brings together young performers and seasoned specialists in an exploration of the rich heritage of lute songs left to us by Dowland and some of his contemporaries such as John Danyel, Thomas Campion, William Lawes and Simon Ives. The concert forms part of Dame Emma’s 70th Birthday Tour.
BeethovenSonata in A Op 101 Schubert Impromptus D935 BeethovenSonata in A flat Op 110 LisztRéminiscences de Norma
Winner of the 2018 BBC Young Musician of the Year competition aged just 16, Lauren studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Her performance of Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mark Wigglesworth was broadcast live on BBC4 and BBC Radio 3 to widespread critical acclaim. She went on to make her BBC Proms debut and is now in great demand as soloist throughout the UK and further afield.
Tickets: £15 unreserved
£1 Student Standby
Concert generously supported by David and Gina Wilson
Faye Newtonsoprano, Jamie Savan and Helen Robertscornetts Oliver Webber and Theresa Caudleviolins, Steven Devineorgan and harpsichord
1629 was a remarkable year for new music in Venice. Schütz came to the city to learn of latest Italian style of composition from Monteverdi and his contemporaries, while Castello, Grandi and Marini contributed to this pivotal moment in the development of the early Baroque style. Acclaimed period ensemble The Gonzaga Band, directed by Jamie Savan, explores this extraordinary year in the life of these composers and many more in this most musical of cities.
“Top of the range in every respect.” – Early Music Review
Nicolas Van Kuijk and Sylvain Favre-Bulleviolins, Emmanuel Françoisviola, François Robincello
Mozart Quartet in F K138 Brahms Quartet in A minor Op 51 No 2 Beethoven Quartet in C Op 59 No 3 ‘Razumovsky’
The Winners of the London International String Quartet Competition in April 2015, the Van Kuijk Quartet became BBC New Generation Artists and performed for Leamington Music the following November with a totally French programme. For its return visit the Quartet focuses on Vienna, where the three composers in the programme moved to. Further prizes including Trondheim have followed as the Quartet’s flourishing career has taken them all over the world.
“Style, energy and sense of risk. These four young French people make the music smile. ” – The Guardian
This acclaimed vocal ensemble returns to St Mark’s with favourite carols such as Ding Dong! Merrily on High and Away in a Manger and seasonal works by Byrd, Sibelius, Warlock, Bax, Roderick Williams, Judith Weir and many others.
“Few can match The Carice Singers for musicality and beauty of tone” – Gramophone