Nottingham Chamber Music Festival

12-14 July, 2019

Programme 2019

Friday, 12th July

Leonore Piano Trio

Photo by Eric Richmond

Friday, 12th July

Opening Concert - 3:00pm

  

Theatre Royal Foyer, NG1 5ND

Tram stop: Royal Centre

£15, includes coffee/tea & cake

  

The acclaimed Leonore Piano Trio opens the weekend's festivities with an afternoon concert of two musical giants, Parry and Brahms.  Admission includes coffee, tea and cake following the performance, and takes place in Nottingham Theatre Royal's historical Foyer Space. This concert lasts approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.


Programme:

Hubert Parry - Piano Trio No. 1 in E minor

Johannes Brahms - Piano trio in B Major, Op. 8

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Villiers Quartet

photo by Charles Gervais

Friday, 12th July 

Evening Concert  "From Russia With Love" - 7:30pm

  

Nottingham High School Recital Hall, NG7 4ED

Tram stop: High School

£15 General / £12 Concession 


The Villiers Quartet perform masterpieces from the Russian repertoire, including Alexander Borodin's famous Notturno from his Quartet in D Major, for an unforgettable evening of Russian romance and drama. This concert lasts approximately 1 hour 30 minutes with interval. 


Programme:

Stravinsky - Three Pieces for String Quartet

Borodin - Quartet No. 2 in D Major 

Shostakovich - Quartet No. 3 in F Major

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Saturday, 13th July

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Hansel & Gretel : Family Concert with Matthew Sharp, cello

Saturday, 13th July

Family Concert - 11:00am

Coffee/Tea & Biscuits served from 10:15am

  

St. Peter’s Church, NG1 2NW

Tram stop: Old Market Square

Suggested donation £2 per child, no advance booking necessary


Hansel and Gretel is a musical fairy tale for families, where beloved stories and music help our heroes and heroines along the way. Cellist Matthew Sharp gives an exciting performance, and children are free to respond as they choose, with plenty of interaction throughout. 

This performance lasts approximately 45 minutes.


"An extraordinary cellist - charismatic, virtuosic, brimming with verve and poetry."

-The Times


Concert for babies and children aged 9 and under.

Presented by The Wheels on Debussy

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Keys to the Universe

Saturday, 13th July

Afternoon concert - 3:00pm

  

Nottingham High School Recital Hall, NG7 4ED

Tram stop: High School

£12 General / £10 Concession 


One Piano. Four hands. Seven Planets.

The orchestral score of 'The Planets' premiered in 1918 and was a hugely popular work, but Holst originally composed the suite as a piano duet which lay forgotten for over half a century before being recently unearthed. 


Keys to the Universe presents a magical arrangement of The Planets for one piano, four hands, based on Holst's original duet. You will discover a new way of listening to this famous piece. The performance is accompanied by visuals created in collaboration with the National Space Centre. This concert lasts approximately 1 hour 10 minutes.


Programme:

Gustav Holst - The Planets, arranged for piano duo

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Photo by Benjamin Ealovega

Onyx Brass

Saturday, 13th July

Evening concert - 7:30pm

Doors open & pre-concert drinks served 7:00pm


Delilah Fine Foods, 12 Victoria Street, NG1 2EX

Tram stop: Lace Market or Old Market Square

£25, includes drink & canape pairing. Non-alcoholic option available.


Music and food come together at Nottingham’s gourmet hotspot, Delilah Fine Foods, UK Deli of the Year. The compelling ensemble Onyx Brass perform in the stunning beauty and acoustic of Delilah’s Grade II-listed building.


Programme: 

Music by Monteverdi, Bach, Shostakovich, Rameau, Tim Jackson, Jason Rebello, and Mark Nightingale

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Sunday, 14th July

Nottingham Chamber Music Seminar

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Sunday, 14th July

11:30am - 5:30pm

    

Nottingham High School Recital Hall, NG7 4ED

Tram stop: High School

£25 Adults / £10 Students, aged 17 years and under 


This is a course for players to participate in chamber music coachings with the Villiers Quartet. Ensembles of all levels and instrumental combinations are encouraged. Groups can bring pieces they have been studying or are just beginning to learn. The course fee includes admission to the Villiers Quartet concert following the seminar. The seminar also features guest violin makers from Turner Violins, who will be present to assist with stringed instrument repairs and maintenance.


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Villiers Quartet & Geoff Williams, baritone

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Sunday, 14th July 

Closing Concert  "Americana!" - 4:30pm

  

Nottingham High School Recital Hall, NG7 4ED

Tram stop: High School

£15 General / £12 Concession 


The Villiers Quartet perform music by Dvořak, American jazz great Wynton Marsalis, and George Gershwin’s rarely heard “Lullaby for String Quartet”. They are joined by baritone Geoff Williams in a dramatic rendition of Samuel Barber’s “Dover Beach” for the grand finale of the 2019 Nottingham Chamber Music Festival. This concert lasts approximately 1 hour 30 minutes with interval.


Programme: 

Antonin Dvořak - String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat Major, Op. 105

Samuel Barber - Dover Beach, with Geoff Williams, baritone

George Gershwin - Lullaby for String Quartet

Wynton Marsalis - String Quartet No. 1 "At the Octoroon Balls"

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