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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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Sunday 28th April
The culmation of Hiro Takenouchi's year-long cycle of the Mozart Piano Sonatas includes some of his greatest works in the genre, including the effervescent D major sonatas and the famous 'Rondo alla Turca'.
Fri, 14th Dec, 2018
Sunday 5th May
An evening inspired by English and Welsh poets, including Butterworth's 'A Shropshire Lad' and Robert Hugill's settings of Rowan Williams and Christina Rosetti
Fri, 14th Dec, 2018
Sunday 12th May
Prizewinners at the 2015 Wigmore Hall String Quartet competition, the Piatti Quartet are one of the most distinguished quartets of their generation. They perform frequently across the UK and abroad, and their recent recording on Champs Hill Records brought rave reviews, the BBC Music Magazine declaring 'The Piatti Quartet are on fine form'.
Fri, 14th Dec, 2018
In a rare London performance, Italian musicians Sergio Patria and Elena Ballario come together to perform virtuosic works for cello and piano.
Fri, 14th Dec, 2018
Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski was highlighted as 'one to watch' by Gramophone magazine. For his second Conway Hall concert, he comes together with the Benyounes Quartet in a programme spanning more than two hundred years.
Fri, 14th Dec, 2018
Director of Music Simon Callaghan takes to the stage with leading fellow musicians, in a colourful programme to close our Spring 2019 season.
Fri, 14th Dec, 2018