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 10th September @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat, 27th May, 2017
tippett quartet

Haydn Quartet in D minor Op. 103
Schumann Quintet in E flat Op. 44
Dvořák Quintet No. 2 in A major Op. 81

Pre-concert talk by Simon Callaghan at 5:30pm in the Brockway Room

An introduction to the Autumn 2017 series of concerts by Director of Music, Simon Callaghan.

View "Tippett Quartet & Emma Abbate (piano)"

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Sunday 17th September @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sun, 4th Jun, 2017
zelkova quartet

Haydn Quartet in E flat Op.20 No.1
Beethoven Quartet Op. 59 No.2
Debussy Quartet in G minor Op. 10

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Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Sunday 24th September @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat, 24th Jun, 2017
bartosz trio music

Hummel Trio No. 2 in F Op. 22
Franck Trio in F-sharp minor Op. 1 No. 1
Beethoven Trio in B-flat Op. 97 “Archduke”

Pre-concert talk by Joseph Fort at 5:30pm in the Brockway Room

Beethoven's 'Archduke' trio has achieved mythical status in the repertoire. Probably Beethoven's last complete composition in this genre, it was also the last work he ever played on the piano publicly. This rich programme juxtaposes Beethoven's piece with two less well known piano trios: César Franck's Opus 1 from his student days, and another by Beethoven's contemporary Johann Nepomuk Hummel. This talk will consider the context in which these three trios were written, and will introduce and explore some of the music prior to the evening's performance.

View "Brownell Trio"

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Sunday 1st October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat, 24th Jun, 2017
verdi opera

Conway Hall is delighted to welcome Fulham Opera in for their bi-annual Verdi Prize, in memory of baritone Robert Presley. The competition will be judged by Sir Thomas Allen (international…

View "The Fulham Opera Robert Presley Memorial Verdi Prize"

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Sunday 8th October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat, 24th Jun, 2017
monte piano trio

Beethoven Trio in C minor Op. 1 No. 3
Amy Beach Trio Op. 150
Dvořák Trio No. 3 in F minor Op. 65

Pre-concert talk by Roderick Swanston at 5.30pm in the Brockway Room

Conway Hall favourite Roderick Swanston introduces the evening’s programme, focusing on American composer Amy Beach’s Piano Trio.

View "Monte Piano Trio"