Concerts Programme

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Welcome to our Spring 2017 season!  You will find on this page all details of our upcoming concerts and children’s events, in a vibrant and exciting series of high-quality music making.

The Autumn 2016 season was particularly successful, with inspiring performances attended by huge audiences, and I have been touched by the number of patrons who have chosen to make donations to help continue our wonderful concerts.  From January 2017 there will be donation boxes at the box office every week: your support really does help us to make sure we can go on providing high-quality music making at affordable prices for many years to come!

Spring 2017 features no fewer than 32 events (7 pre-concert talks/recitals, 5 children’s workshop and 21 concerts) with not only our home-grown stars on the stage but also musicians from Sweden, Germany, Italy and more.  We will also present another exciting concert generously supported by The Musicians’ Company, in a programme framed by two of Schoenberg’s great works: his second string quartet and Pierrot Lunaire.

Adding even further to the variety of music on offer at Conway Hall, we welcome Trio Anima: a London-based trio of flute, viola and harp playing a colourful programme of French music, and the Conway Hall début of the Ducasse Trio (recent finalists in the YCAT Competition), whose repertoire will include Stravinsky’s exciting The Soldiers Tale in the arrangement for clarinet, violin and piano.

2017 is the centenary of the Russian Revolution and as such, we are delighted to present two concerts consisting entirely of Russian music and a special composer focus, on Russian-French composer, Georgy Catoire.  Led by our patron and leading exponent of Catoire’s music, Hiro Takenouchi and violinist Dunja Lavrova, we will pay homage to this ‘lost’ composer and hopefully leave you wanting to hear more of his music!

I am very excited that the London Mozart Players and pianist, Howard Shelley have agreed to finish our Spring 2017 season with a beautiful classical programme: Mozart’s first and last piano concertos framed by symphonies of Haydn and Mysliveček.  Join us for this very special event, with over 20 musicians filling Conway Hall with music!

Don’t forget that you can keep up-to-date with our concert series by following us on Facebook or Twitter, or signing up to our mailing list.

Here’s to more inspiring music-making in our beautiful hall!

Simon Callaghan

Upcoming Events

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Sunday 30th April @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
£10
Sun, 25th Dec, 2016
st pauls quartet and felix tanner

Schubert Quartettsatz D703
Debussy Quartet in G minor Op.10
Mozart String Quintet No.4 in G minor K516

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Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Sunday 7th May @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
£10
Sun, 25th Dec, 2016

Milhaud Suite Op.157b
Berg Adagio
Arutiunian Suite
Menotti Trio
Shostakovich 5 pieces
Stravinsky The Soldier’s Tale

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Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Sunday 14th May @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
£10
Sun, 25th Dec, 2016
gildas string quartet

Haydn Quartet in G Op 77/1
Janáček Quartet No.1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Bridge Quartet No.4
* Special post-concert event

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Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Sunday 21st May @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
£10
Sun, 25th Dec, 2016
fitzwilliam string quartet

Bach Contrapuncti 1, 9 & 11 from The Art of Fugue BWV1080
Liz Johnson Tide Purl
Shostakovich Quartet No.13 in B flat minor Op.138
Schubert Quartet in D minor D810 ‘Death and the Maiden’

Special pre-concert event at 5.30pm in the Brockway Room:

Petroc Trelawny interviews Alan George of the Fitzwilliam Quartet about their forthcoming 50th anniversary celebrations and their special connection with the music of Shostakovich.

It was only a year into their residency at York University that the much documented association with Dmitri Shostakovich first catapulted the Fitzwilliam Quartet into the public eye. The composer travelled to York  to hear the British première of his thirteenth quartet (which will be played in this evening’s recital) and this musical friendship (the composer’s own word!) prospered through correspondence, and the presentation of his final two quartets that he wrote in the years following. A planned visit to spend a week with the composer in Moscow however, was abandoned when he sadly  died in August of 1975.  Benjamin Britten afterwards reported (just before his own death) that Shostakovich had told him the Fitzwilliam were his “preferred performers of my quartets”. Having premiered his last three quartets in Britain, the group soon became the first ever to record and perform all fifteen quartets; complete cycles were given in a number of major centres, including London, New York, and Montréal.

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Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Sunday 28th May @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
£10
Sun, 25th Dec, 2016
hiro takenouchi and friends - piano trio

Catoire Piano Trio in F minor Op.14
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor Op.50

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