Paul Cott (photo: Belinda Lawley)

Artistic Director Paul Cott introduces the 2013/14 season

Paul Cott (photo: Belinda Lawley)

The Berkeley Ensemble’s 2012-13 season came to a close with the completion of our first major recording project, featuring a brand new piece by Michael Berkeley – his Clarion Call and Gallop, which was composed specially for us. It’s with this aptly named piece which we open our new season, and it features in several further concerts after its premier on the 12th October and before the recording’s release in March 2014 on Resonus Classics.

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Old Wine, New Bottles

Old Wine, New Bottles

25 April 2014
7:30pm

Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire Concert Society
The Invenio Academy, 2 Foxhills Road, Scunthorpe

  • Bach/Mozart: Preludes and Fugues for string trio K. 404A
  • Ireland: Sextet for clarinet, horn and string quartet
  • Lennox Berkeley: Sextet for clarinet, horn and string quartet
  • Mozart: Clarinet Quintet K. 581

Tickets: £14 (free for students)

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Face to Face: Nicholas Daniel talks to Petroc Trelawny

Face to Face: Nicholas Daniel talks to Petroc Trelawny

17 March 2014
7:45pm

Luton Library Theatre, St George’s Square, Luton.

Programme tbc

Nicholas Daniel, oboist, conductor and recent recipient of the Queen’s Medal for Music, in conversation with broadcaster Petroc Trelawny. The discussion will be illustrated with musical contributions from Nicholas and the ensemble and open with Michael Berkeley’s Clarion Call and Gallop.

Tickets: £14 (£8 for students over 18, free for under 18s)
Available from the box office or 01582 547474

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North Sea Crossing

North Sea Crossing

12 March 2014
7:30pm

Bideford Music Club
The Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Bideford EX39 2AA

  • Gustav Holst: Wind Quintet in A flat
  • Bridge: Divertimenti for wind quartet
  • GustavssonBirdsongs
  • Arnold: Divertimento for wind trio op. 37
  • Nielsen: Wind Quintet op. 43

Tickets: £12.50 (free for students)

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Romantic Encounters

Romantic Encounters

4 April 2014
7:30pm
  • Beethoven: Trio for clarinet, cello and piano in B flat Op. 11
  • Bruch: Eight Pieces for clarinet, cello and piano (selection)
  • Brahms: Trio for clarinet, cello and piano in A minor Op. 114

Tickets: £13 (£7.50 for under 18s)
Box Office: 01533 764864

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Romantic Encounters

Romantic Encounters

17 November 2013
3:00pm
  • Beethoven: Trio for clarinet, cello and piano in B flat Op. 11
  • Bruch: Eight Pieces for clarinet, cello and piano (selection)
  • Brahms: Trio for clarinet, cello and piano in A minor Op. 114

Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions, £5 for students and under 26s)

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1959 - On Aldeburgh Beach

Britten and Friends III

15 February 2014
7:30pm

Wigan Music Society,  Trinity United Reformed Church, Milton Grove, Wigan

  • Britten: Suite for violin and piano Op. 6
  • Ravel: Sonata for violin and cello
  • Lennox Berkeley: String Trio op. 19
  • Bridge: Phantasie for piano quartet in F sharp minor

Tickets: £10 (£9 for members, £1 for students)

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Britten and Friends I

Britten and Friends I

5 November 2013
7:30pm

St. Peter’s Church, Streatham

  • Britten: Cello Suite no. 1 Op. 72
  • Ravel: Sonata for violin and cello
  • Lennox Berkeley: 3 Pieces for solo viola
  • Imogen Holst: String Trio No. 1

Free admission

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New Commission from Michael Berkeley receives world premiere

New Commission from Michael Berkeley receives world premiere

We are delighted to be giving several performances of the first Berkeley Ensemble commission, from established British composer Michael Berkeley CBE.

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