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Sir Scallywag and the Battle of Stinky Bottom

Ensemble 360 with Polly Ives narrator

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.

Family Concert ideal for ages 3-7

Watch the video and learn the songs:

www.ensemble360.co.uk

Tickets: £12 adults, £8 children, £32 family ticket (2 adults + 2 children)

Consone String Quartet

Agata Daraskaite and Magdalena Loth-Hill violins, Elitsa Bogdanova viola, George Ross cello

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.

www.consonequartet.com

Tickets: £25 and £20 reserved central block, £15 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

The fifth of the monthly concerts in the Investec International String Quartet Season

Concert generously supported by Peter Glanfield

 

Dame Emma Kirkby and Dowland Works

 Dame Emma Kirkby and Gwendolen Martin sopranos
Clemmie Franks alto, Michael Solomon Williams tenor, Gareth Thomas bass
Sam Brown and Augustin Cornwall-Irving lutes, Peter McCarthy viola 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.

www.dowlandworks.co.uk

Tickets: £22 and £18 reserved central nave, £15 unreserved rear nave, £13 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

The fifth of the monthly concerts in the Early Music at St Mary’s Season

Concert generously supported by John and Jean Morgan

Lauren Zhang – piano

Beethoven   Sonata in A Op 101
Schubert   Impromptus D935
Beethoven   Sonata in A flat Op 110
Liszt   Réminiscences 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

The Gonzaga Band

Faye Newton soprano, Jamie Savan and Helen Roberts cornetts
Oliver Webber and Theresa Caudle violinsSteven Devine organ and harpsichord

Venice 1629

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

www.gonzagaband.com

Tickets: £22 and £18 reserved central nave, £15 unreserved rear nave, £13 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

The fourth of the monthly concerts in the Early Music at St Mary’s Season

Concert generously supported by John and Jean Morgan

Van Kuijk String Quartet

Nicolas Van Kuijk and Sylvain Favre-Bulle violins, Emmanuel François viola, François Robin cello

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

www.quatuorvankuijk.com

Tickets: £25 and £20 reserved central block, £15 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

The fourth of the monthly concerts in the Investec International String Quartet Season

Concert generously supported by Margaret Goode

The Carice Singers

Christmas with The Carice Singers

directed by George Parris

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

www.thecaricesingers.co.uk

Tickets: £22 reserved, £16 unreserved, £10 side aisle – restricted view (includes mulled wine and mince pies)
£1 Student Standby

The third Christmas concert in the Leamington Music Winter Season

Concert generously sponsored by Leigh Christou

Stile Antico

A Spanish Nativity

Regular visitors to Warwick since 2007 Stile Antico returns to the town, having made their debut Seville performance earlier this year, with the sensuous musical world of Renaissance Spain at Christmas. Drawing together an irresistible mix of sumptuous polyphony and infectiously joyful folk dances, the programme is centred around Alonso Lobo’s Missa Beata Dei Genetrix, with other music by Guerrero, Victoria, Morales and Rimonte.

“An ensemble of breathtaking freshness, vitality and balance.” – The New York Times

www.stileantico.co.uk

Tickets: £24 and £19 reserved central nave, £15 unreserved rear nave, £13 unreserved sides (includes mulled wine and mince pies).
£1 Student Standby

The third of the monthly concerts in the Early Music at St Mary’s Season and the second of three Christmas concerts in the whole Leamington Music Winter Season

The Mellstock Band

Dave Townsend concertina, violin and voice, Caroline Butler violin and voice
Tim Hill clarinets and voice, Phil Humphries serpent and voice

Christmas Frolics

Christmas can only begin when The Mellstock Band arrives in Warwick! Traditional English Christmas music performed on concertina, clarinet, fiddle, serpent and in The Mellstock Band’s distinctive singing style.

www.davetownsendmusic.com/the-mellstock-band

Tickets: £21 (includes mulled wine and mince pies)

The first of three Christmas concerts in the Leamington Music Winter Season

 

Talich String Quartet

Jan Talich and Roman Patočka violins, Radim Sedmidubský viola, Petr Prause cello

Kalivoda   Quartet No 2 in A Op 62
Dvořák   Quartet in C Op 61
Beethoven   Quartet in E minor Op 59 No 2 ‘Razumovsky’

The Talich Quartet last played in the series in March 2008 and comes with two new members. The Quartet, founded in 1964 by the present leader’s father, the nephew of the great Czech conductor Václav Talich, has been recognized as one of the country’s leading quartets. Jan Václav Kalivoda was born in Prague in 1801 and was an outstanding violinist, so expect virtuoso writing in this quartet, written in the mid 1830s, when his work was much admired by Schumann. Dvořák at his most lyrical completes the first half of the concert.

www.quatuortalich.com

Tickets: £25 and £20 reserved central block, £15 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

The third of the monthly concerts in the Investec International String Quartet Season