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Please join us for Conway Hall Sunday Concert’s Spring 2019 season! During the coming months we will offer a huge variety of chamber music from the Baroque to the present day, played by some of the finest musicians from the UK and abroad. This season there will be new opportunities to get closer to the musicians, with pre-concert events introducing the evening’s programme, along with post-concert informal question and answer sessions with some of the performers. One of our long-standing pre-concert speakers, composer and musicologist Robert Hugill, will curate a concert in May, setting his own music in context with other composers who influenced his work.

Pre-concert events this season also include the continuation of Hiro Takenouchi’s Mozart series, which culminates in a full recital finale in May. Those of you who attended the first three of his wonderful concerts in 2018 will certainly not want to miss the final events, completing his cycle of Mozart piano sonatas! Jessica Beck, who recently completed her research into the Conway Hall archive, will also give a pre-concert talk, presenting some of her work.

I am particularly pleased at the variety of instrumentations and repertoire on the programme this season. Alongside some wonderful string quartet and piano trio works, we will hear wind, vocal and guitar music, a highlight of which will surely be a rare London performance by leading Mexican guitarist, Morgan Szymanski in collaboration with the Benyounes Quartet.

In February the Alluna Ensemble will bring together the voice, strings, wind and piano in a specially-constructed programme centred around Arnold Schoenberg’s melodrama, Pierrot Lunaire. A unique opportunity to hear this masterpiece interspersed with related works from Bach to Berio!

Finally, as always, I would to take this chance to thank our wonderful audience. Without you, our concerts simply could not happen, and I look forward to welcoming you to many more performances at Conway Hall!

You can keep up-to-date with our concerts by following us on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to our mailing list to receive latest news and events by email.

I do look forward to welcoming you to Conway Hall for another packed season of music.

With best wishes,

Simon Callaghan
Director of Music

 

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Upcoming Events

Sunday 8th September
Conway Hall favourites the Maggini Quartet open our Autumn 2019 season with a wonderful mix of 1940s Paris chic and supreme craft from Berkeley between two great works from the classical repertoire.
Fri, 3rd May, 2019
Sunday 15th September
Following their wonderful performance at Conway Hall in September 2018, I Musicanti make a welcome return in an all Beethoven programme, as a prelude to Beethoven's upcoming anniversary year.
Fri, 3rd May, 2019
Sunday 22nd September
Clarinettist Peter Cigleris joins the Tippett Quartet to present two works from two conflicting schools of British composition alongside one of the greatest in the genre that kick-started the English clarinet quintet.
Fri, 3rd May, 2019
Sunday 29th September
Founded in 2013 by three Dutch performers, the Delta Piano Trio have won numerous international awards. This performance for Conway Hall flanks cutting-edge twentieth and twenty-first century works for piano trio with German classics for the ensemble.
Fri, 3rd May, 2019
The up-and-coming Piatti Quartet make a welcome return to Conway Hall, joined by Director of Music Simon Callaghan to perform Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet
Fri, 3rd May, 2019
Sunday 13th October
In a rare UK performance, Trio Concertante perform three of the most popular works for piano trio, culminating in the symphonic first trio by Johannes Brahms.
Fri, 3rd May, 2019
Sunday 20th October
The unusually dissonant introduction to Mozart’s Quartet K465, dedicated to Joseph Haydn, opens a colourful programme of works for string quartet, spanning almost 150 years and featuring Janáček’s 1923 work inspired by Tolstoy’s novella.
Fri, 3rd May, 2019
Sunday 27th October
For their Conway Hall début, this duo come together in a programme of Russian and Belgian works for viola and piano, culminating in one of César Franck’s best-known compositions, originally for violin and piano.
Fri, 3rd May, 2019