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Concerts Programme

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I feel so privileged to be presenting my tenth season as Director of Music at Conway Hall.  During the last 9 years we have enjoyed over 300 concerts together and have seen our music-making grow into an even more vibrant and varied programme.  I would like to express my gratitude once again to you, our loyal audience for coming to our concerts and to the wonderful musicians who provide the highest quality performances each and every week in the wonderful acoustic of Conway Hall.

Our Spring 2017 was brought to a magnificent close by the London Mozart Players and their Conductor Laureate, Howard Shelley.  Our collaboration with the LMP will continue this December in a programme of clarinet quintets with their new principal clarinet, Tim Lines.  A further collaboration for us will begin with Fulham Opera, and Conway Hall will host their Verdi Prize which will offer an evening for opera lovers to delight in the music of the great Italian composer and join the atmosphere of this important competition.

A particular highlight of this season is an enhanced selection of pre-concert recitals which are as always an opportunity to hear repertoire that might not be programmed in our normal Sunday offering.  We are also pleased to welcome back Roderick Swanston, Robert Hugill and Joseph Fort who will give pre-concert talks, illuminating the repertoire of the evening’s recital.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust who generously subsidise tickets for those aged 8-25 for our concerts.  Their support has been invaluable and I am delighted that are continuing to help us in our 2017/18 season.

Simon Callaghan
Director of Music

Upcoming Events

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Sunday 22nd October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
£12
Sat, 24th Jun, 2017
mackenzie szymanki violin guitar

Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D major Op. 3/9 RV230
Ponce Estrellita from Two Canciones Mexicanas
Agustin Barrios Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios (guitar solo)
De Falla Canciones Populares Españolas
De Falla Spanish Dance from La Vie Breve
Paganini Cantabile M.S. 109
Bach Andante from Sonata in A minor for solo violin BW3 1003
Sarasate Romanza Andaluza from Spanish Dances Op. 22
Piazzolla Histoire de Tango

Pre-Concert Recital by Ashok Klouda (cello) 5:30pm in the Main Hall

Sunday Suites 1

Over the course of six pre-concert performances, cellist Ashok Klouda explores the masterpieces which inspired him to take up the cello in the first place: J.S. Bach's Suites for Solo Cello and sets some of them alongside new works written for him by Natalie Klouda.

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Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Saturday 28th October @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
£8-£12
Wed, 2nd Aug, 2017
music in motion gildas quartet

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G BWV1048
Vivaldi Sinfonia al Santo Sepolcro in B minor RV169
Pärt Fratres
Janáček String Quartet No. 1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Purcell Chacony in G minor
Elgar Introduction and Allegro Op. 47

View "Music-in-Motion Ensemble & Gildas Quartet, directed by John Landor (Matinee)"

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Saturday 28th October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£10-£15
Wed, 2nd Aug, 2017
music in motion gildas quartet

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G BWV1048
Vivaldi Sinfonia al Santo Sepolcro in B minor RV169
Pärt Fratres
Janáček String Quartet No. 1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Purcell Chacony in G minor
Elgar Introduction and Allegro Op. 47

View "Music-in-Motion Ensemble & Gildas Quartet, directed by John Landor (Evening)"

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Sunday 29th October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
£12
Sat, 24th Jun, 2017
sacconi quartet

Haydn String Quartet in E major Op. 54 No. 3
Janáček String Quartet No. 2 “Intimate Letters”
Dvořák String Quartet No. 13 in G major Op. 106

Pre-Concert Recital by Ashok Klouda (cello) 5:30pm in the Main Hall

Sunday Suites 2

Over the course of six pre-concert performances, cellist Ashok Klouda explores the masterpieces which inspired him to take up the cello in the first place: J.S. Bach's Suites for Solo Cello and sets some of them alongside new works written for him by Natalie Klouda.

View "Sacconi Quartet"

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Tuesday 31st October @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£10-£15
Wed, 2nd Aug, 2017
music in motion gildas quartet

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G BWV1048
Vivaldi Sinfonia al Santo Sepolcro in B minor RV169
Pärt Fratres
Janáček String Quartet No. 1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Purcell Chacony in G minor
Elgar Introduction and Allegro Op. 47

View "Music-in-Motion Ensemble & Gildas Quartet, directed by John Landor (Evening)"