Little Venice Music Festival III

Little Venice Music Festival III

9 October 2016
4:00pm

St Saviour’s Church, Warwick Avenue, London W9 2PT

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Kegelstatt Trio K498
Michael Berkeley: At a Solemn Wake
Franz Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata D821
Franz Schubert: Quintet in C major D956

For the final concert of this year’s Little Venice Music Festival celebrated cellist Adrian Brendel and pianist Christopher Glynn join the Berkeley Ensemble to bring the festival to a close with intimate chamber music from Vienna, including Schubert’s great C major string quintet and Mozart’s Kegelstatt trio. The concert will also feature the London premiere of festival patron Michael Berkeley’s At A Solemn Wake, dedicated to the memory of his late wife, Deborah Rogers. Included in the ticket price are tea or coffee and cake, for a suitably Viennese flavour.

Tickets: £18/£15 (under-18s) including tea/coffee and cake, available online or on the door (cash only)

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Little Venice Music Festival II: Stories in Sound

Little Venice Music Festival II: Stories in Sound

8 October 2016
11:00amto12:00pm

St Saviour’s Church, Warwick Avenue, London W9 2PT

The ensemble’s second concert of the Little Venice Music Festival will be an interactive treat for the whole family! Get to know the instruments of the orchestra and let the music inspire your imaginations to create an exciting new story. Set the scene, create your characters and take them on an adventure with your very own live soundtrack.

The ensemble will be joined by the animateur Neil Valentine who will guide us on our musical adventure.

Tickets: £8/£4 (under-18s) available online or on the door (cash only)

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Little Venice Music Festival I

Little Venice Music Festival I

7 October 2016
7:30pm

St Saviour’s Church, Warwick Avenue, London W9 2PT

Toby Young: Sing Each Song Twice (world première)
Howard Ferguson: Octet, Op. 4
Franz Schubert: Quartettsatz D703
Ludwig van Beethoven: Septet

The ensemble celebrate the beginning of their curatorship of the Little Venice Music Festival with a new work by Toby Young alongside Beethoven’s ever-popular Septet and Howard Ferguson’s brooding and dramatic Octet.

Pre-concert talk with BBC Radio 3’s Petroc Trelawny, 6.45pm.

Tickets: £12/£10 (under-18s) available online or on the door (cash only)

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Wiltshire Music Centre with Tom Poster

Wiltshire Music Centre with Tom Poster

21 October 2016
7:30pm

Wiltshire Music Centre

Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1DZ

  • Knussen: …upon one note (Fantazia after Purcell)
  • Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, D667 ‘Trout’
  • Septet: Septet in E flat major, Op. 20

Tickets: £18 (under 25s free)

Pre-concert talk with members of the ensemble at 6.30pm.

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Recording Lennox Berkeley's Stabat Mater

Recording Lennox Berkeley’s Stabat Mater

Berkeley Ensemble violinist Fran’s account of making a world premier recording for Delphian and a three- concert tour of Lennox Berkeley’s Stabat Mater and his son Micheal Berkeley’s Touch Light with the Marian Consort and David Wordsworth (photos by Fran Barritt).

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All-Star lineup at 2016 Little Venice Music Festival

All-Star lineup at 2016 Little Venice Music Festival

On 7th, 8th and 9th October, the fifteenth Little Venice Music Festival will take place, curated for the first time by the Berkeley Ensemble.

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Summer festivals: a bumper crop

Summer festivals: a bumper crop

strawberries large credit Eric Borja

The Berkeley Ensemble has a bumper crop of festival appearances lined up for its summer season.
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Cheltenham Music Festival

Cheltenham Music Festival

17 July 2016
4:00pmto6:00pm

Pittville Pump Room, Oval Room

Ravel: Introduction and Allegro
Poulenc: Un soir de neige
Michael BerkeleyTouch Light
Colin Matthews: Five Concertinos (to Henri Dutilleux)
Michael Berkeley: Clarinet Quintet
Lennox BerkeleyStabat Mater

Despite being regarded as one of his finest works, the unusual line-up of eleven instruments and six singers for Lennox Berkeley’s Stabat Mater has led it to be seldom heard since its premiere by Benjamin Britten’s English Opera Group in 1947. In this rare performance, the ensemble is joined by the Marion Consort and David Wordsworth to bring Berkeley’s tour de force back to life, in a programme which acknowledges the composer’s connection with France – where he studied in the 1930s – and with his son Michael.

More information and tickets from Cheltenham Music Festival

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Bertie the Bassoon: A Family Concert

Bertie the Bassoon: A Family Concert

11 June 2016
3:00pmto5:00pm

Neeld Community and Arts Centre
High Street, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 3ER

A fun-packed musical adventure for all the family. Great for children ages 3-8 years.

Join the players as they embark on an exciting musical journey that will spark the imagination. Meet Bertie the Bassoon and learn about the different instruments in a narrated musical adventure packed with wonderful classical music and interactive sing-alongs. This is a great introduction to the magic of live music for all the family.

Tickets: £8/£4 under-18s available online
(60p booking fee applies)

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Violin and viola duos at The Chutes

Violin and viola duos at The Chutes

9 July 2016
4:00pm

Chute Lodge, Chute Forest, Andover SP11 9DG

All profits support St Nicolas’ Church

  • Jacob: Prelude, Passacaglia and Fugue
  • Mozart: Duo in B-flat K. 424
  • Spohr: Duo in E minor op. 13
  • Handel/Halvorsen: Passacaglia in G minor

Tickets: £25, to include drinks and canapés.
Children under 16 free

Please contact Susie Harries on 01264 730307 or emailsuearty@hotmail.co.uk

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