|19 February 2018|
Antonín Dvořák Terzetto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Trio Kegelstatt K498
Béla Bartok Violin Duos
A level composition project from Luton students
Leoš Janáček Concertino
Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio, for clarinet, viola and piano is an evergreen favourite and, embracing our Eastern European theme, the concert ends with Janáček’s highly atmpospheric Concertino for piano, clarinet, bassoon, horn and strings. As part of Luton Music’s lively outreach programme students from the town will have workshopped with the ensemble new compositions inspired by the folk idioms of Eastern Europe; young dancers from the Sixth Form College will also interpret the music of the Hungarian composer.
With Richard Sisson, piano.
Tickets: £16/£10/free for under-18’s
|1 March 2018|
Gunther Schuller Suite for Wind Quintet
Joan Tower For Marianne
Elliott Carter Wind Quintet
Vincent Perschetti Parable for Solo Bassoon
Elliot Carter Gra
Samuel Barber Summer Music
The Berkeley Ensemble makes its debut at St. John’s Smith Square with Barber’s Summer Music, by turns languid and energetic, and which recalls both Gershwin and Stravinsky. Alongside, mid-20th century quintets by Gunther Schuller and Elliott Carter are interspersed with works for solo players, completing this all-American survey of music for winds.
Tickets: £10 /free for under-26’s
Presented as part of the Americana 2018 series at St. John’s Smith Square.
|4 May 2018 5:00pm||to||7 May 2018 5:00pm|
The Berkeley Ensemble present their annual chamber music course for amateur musicians performing at grade 6 level or above. Taking place over the early May bank holiday weekend (4-7 May 2018), participants will spend three days playing chamber music with like-minded musicians in the idyllic surroundings of rural Somerset, whilst receiving coaching from members of the Berkeley Ensemble.
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