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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 24th February
A weird and wonderful journey through the beautiful and bizarre world of Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire.
Sun, 9th Dec, 2018
Sunday 3rd March
The Pixels Ensemble is a collective of established chamber music players with a shared passion for performing the finest repertoire, from the classical period to the present day. For this concert at Conway Hall, they offer the three 'Bs': Bach, Beethoven and Brahms.
Fri, 14th Dec, 2018
Sunday 10th March
In 2019, the Jublilee Quartet will release their first album for Rubicon Classics. This concert will be the official launch of the CD.
Fri, 14th Dec, 2018
Sunday 17th March
The London Bridge Trio is one of Britain's leading chamber ensembles. This concert celebrates the music of Fanny Mendelssohn.
Fri, 14th Dec, 2018
Sunday 24th March
The St Paul's Quartet's concert will include Borodin's most celebrated second string quartet, and Beethoven's 'Heiliger Dankgesang' Quartet.
Fri, 14th Dec, 2018
Sunday 31st March
Following on from their project to record Stephen Dodgson's chamber music for Naxos, the Karolos Ensemble present his first string trio, dating from 1951. They bookend their programme with two masterpieces for the genre by Schubert and Beethoven.
Fri, 14th Dec, 2018
Conway Hall favourites, the Dante Quartet are joined in this programme by British pianist Alexander Boyd.
Fri, 14th Dec, 2018
An evening of piano duet classics from by Irish pianist Clíodna Shanahan and Sunday Concerts Director of Music Simon Callaghan, with a chance to hear a charming set of miniatures by Cécile Chaminade, alongside Schubert, Mozart and Ravel. Funds raised will support the continuation of the concert series.
Fri, 14th Dec, 2018