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Musical Cultures Conference Lunchtime Concert

Musical Cultures Conference Lunchtime Concert

5 April 2017
12:00pm

Musical Cultures Conference

The Middleton Hall, University of Hull, HU6 7RX

  • Anthony Hedges: Refractions
  • New work: Winning piece from Composition Competition
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581

As part of the Musical Cultures Conference the Berkeley Ensemble present a programme of Hull-based composers which includes the winning piece of the Musical Cultures Conference Composition Competition.

For more information and tickets please email MusicalCultures2017@hull.ac.uk

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Voices: Elsewhere and elsewhen

Voices: Elsewhere and elsewhen

3 April 2017
7:45pm

Hull Chamber Music

The Middleton Hall, University of Hull, HU6 7RX

  • Maurice Ravel: Introduction  and Allegro
  • Luciano Berio: Sequenza IXa for clarinet
  • Bela Bartok: Violin duos (selection)
  • Igor Stravinsky: Three Shakespeare Songs
  • Claude Debussy: Danses sacrée et profane
  • Luciano Berio: Violin duos (selection)
  • Luciano Berio: Folksongs

With Anna Huntley, mezzo-soprano

In collaboration with the Musical Cultures Conference, the Berkeley Ensemble return to Hull University with a wide-ranging programme, which explores the ‘voices’ of the ensemble’s various instruments.

Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet was written to demonstrate the Érard company’s pre-eminent pedal harp design, enriching its repertoire and accepted voice along the way. Berio’s Sequenza for Clarinet looks back on its own instrument’s wide-ranging voice as conceived by artists from Mozart to Benny Goodman, whilst Stravinsky’s late settings of Shakespeare make something rich and strange of familiar texts.

Tickets: £14 (concessions £5) available online culturenet.co.uk, by email face-events@hull.ac.uk or by phone 01482 465998.

Pre-concert talk, 6.45pm: Members of the ensemble talk about the evening’s programme

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Luton Music Club

Luton Music Club

27 March 2017
7:30pm

Luton Music Club

Luton Library Theatre, Luton Lu1 2NG

  • Louise Farrenc: Trio for clarinet, cello and piano
  • Helen RoeAncestral Strains (world premiere)
  • Franz Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 “The Trout”

With James Baillieu, piano

Tickets: £16 (concessions £10, children under 18 in full time education free) available on the night or from the Luton Library Theatre box office

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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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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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Arundel Festival: Mozart, Britten and Berkeley

Arundel Festival: Mozart, Britten and Berkeley

23 August 2016
11:00am

St.Leonard’s Church
South Stoke, nr. Arundel, West Sussex

  • Britten: Three Divertimenti
  • Mozart: Horn Quintet in E-flat K. 407
  • Lennox Berkeley: Three Pieces for solo viola
  • Mozart: Divertimento for string trio in E-flat K. 563

Tickets: available online from Chichester Tickets

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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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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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