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Concerts Programme

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It is an absolute delight to be able to present our Autumn 2019 series of concerts, which features an enticing variety of music played by some of the finest musicians from the UK and abroad. Alongside a hearty helping of core repertoire by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Haydn and others, I am particularly pleased that this season we will have the chance to hear a real rarity: the clarinet quintet by Benjamin Durrant, written in 1940 as the prizewinning entry of the Albert Clements competition, held at Conway Hall.

The Arcis Saxophone Quartet, based in Germany, will give their Conway Hall début performance, combining original works for saxophone ensemble with arrangements including Dvořák’s evergreen American quartet – which we will also have the chance to hear in its original version a few weeks earlier.

Further highlights include Camerata Alma Viva in a concert featuring all the Mozart Divertimenti and other works from their recent CD, and the Linos Piano Trio who will offer a prelude to Beethoven’s anniversary year in the form of intimate, chamber arrangements of his works.

I am sure you will agree that we have a truly exciting season of music in store, and I look forward to welcoming you to our concerts. Please do remember to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, subscribe to our mailing list, and if you feel able to make a donation towards our work, go to po.st/ConcertsAppeal for more information on how to do this.

Warmest best wishes,

Simon Callaghan
Director of Music

 

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Upcoming Events

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
In this free pre-concert talk, o tie in with the Bloomsbury Festival, musicologist Peter Quantrill talks about the evening’s programme in the context of the development of the string quartet and its pioneers.
Wed, 31st Jul, 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
This FREE Pre-Concert Recital, featuring students from the Royal College of Music, will take place before the evening's Sunday Concert. Performing a programme of music entirely by woman composers, this week's ensemble will be the Eumelia Trio.
Wed, 31st Jul, 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