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Michael Collins & Friends (1 of 2) – Friday 28 April
April 28th at 12:00pm£12.50 – £17.50
Michael Collins & Friends
Michael Collins clarinet | Steffan Morris cello | Michael McHale piano
Robin Holloway Romanza & Scherzo
Glinka Trio pathétique in D minor
Brahms Clarinet Trio in A minor Op 114
Michael Collins has been delighting audiences in and around Leamington for many years and he comes with some of his many musical friends to contribute to the 2023 Festival with its various connections. Michael McHale is Michael Collins’s regular accompanist and Steffan Morris is the cellist in the Castalian String Quartet.
In the first of the six works programmed to celebrate Leamington-born composer Robin Holloway’s 80th birthday, Michael plays the Romanza & Scherzo that Robin was invited to write for Michael’s 60th birthday and which Michael premièred at the Wigmore Hall last year. Glinka wrote this Trio in 1832, four years before his opera A Life for the Tsar, after which, with Ruslan and Ludmila, found him described as the founder of Russian national music. The Trio by Brahms, like his Clarinet Quintet, was inspired by the playing of Richard Muhlfeld and is one of the masterpieces for this combination of instruments.
£17.50 | £12.50
(£1 children / students)