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Martinů String Quartet & Gemma Rosefield cello

Lubomír Havlák and Libor Kaňka violins
Zbyněk Paďourek viola, Jitka Vlašánková cello

Mozart Divertimento in D K136
Glazunov Quintet in A Op 39
Schubert Quintet in C D956

The Martinů String Quartet returns to Leamington following an outstanding concert at the end of November and joins up again with Gemma Rosefield to repeat their striking interpretation of Schubert’s ever popular Quintet and to introduce the audience to the Quintet by Glazunov, written in 1892, during the golden age of romantic Russian music. The concert begins with Mozart’s evergreen, Divertimento in D, written in 1772 when the great composer was just 16 years old and already held the post of Court Concertmaster to Hieronymus Coloredo, Prince Archbishop of Salzburg.

Tickets: £24 and £19 reserved, £14 unreserved sides.

Concert generously supported by Paul & Jane Watts

Roderick Williams baritone & Ensemble 360

James Pillai horn, Benjamin Nabarro and Claudia Ajmone-Marsan violins,
Rachel Roberts viola, Gemma Rosefield cello, Elena Hull double bass, Tim Horton piano

Howard Skempton Man and Bat
Howard Skempton The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Howard Skempton’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner was first performed by Roderick Williams with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and then taken on by him and Ensemble 360 for performances in Sheffield, the Wigmore Hall and the 2017 Leamington Music Festival. The setting of D.H. Lawrence’s Man and Bat by Howard followed in July 2017, premièred in Sheffield, and this will be its first performance here in Leamington.

Tickets: £24 and £19 reserved, £14 unreserved sides.

Concert sponsored by Presto Classical

 

Leonore Piano Trio

Benjamin Nabarro violin
Gemma Rosefield cello
Tim Horton piano

Arensky Trio No 1 in D minor Op 32

Schubert Trio No 1 in B flat D898

The members of the Leonore Piano Trio met in Ensemble 360, which has been performing regularly for Leamington Music since it was founded in 2006. The Trio emerged in 2012 and since then has appeared regularly in Leamington Music Festivals and made a series of acclaimed recordings, mostly of composers deserving more exposure such as Arensky, Lalo, David Matthews, Pixis, Rimsky-Korsakov and Taneyev. The Leonore’s rendition of the trio by Lalo in the 2017 Festival went down very well, and this year’s offering of the first of Schubert’s sublime trios is preceded by Arensky’s wonderfully Romantic first trio from 1894.

Tickets: £16 reserved, £13 unreserved sides.

Concert generously supported by Jennifer Lorch