POSTPONED PeatBog Faeries

Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the Peatbog Faeries are the figurehead trailblazers of the Celtic Dance Music renaissance. Drawing upon a dazzling myriad of influences from traditional jigs and reels
through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more, they take traditional Scottish music and bring it fresh-faced and breathless into the 21st century. They are Peter Morrison (pipes and whistles), Ross Couper (fiddle), Tom Salter (guitar), Innes Hutton (bass, percussion), Graeme Stafford (keyboards) and Stuart Haikney (drums).

‘…the ultimate Celtic fusion party band.’ Neil McFadyen

In partnership with Versatile Arts and mu-mu Audio

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CANCELLED Peter Cigleris, Nicholas Roberts & Mark Bebbington

Featuring Peter Cigleris on clarinet, Nicholas Roberts on cello & Mark Bebbington on piano, this concert is the last in our English Music Weekend bringing together music from some of England’s finest composers of the last 150 years and featuring the première of Derek Smith’s trio ‘Deadly Sins’. Internationally acknowledged as a champion of British music, in particular, Mark Bebbington has been singled out as a pianist of rare refinement and maturity. Cellist Nicholas Roberts from The Coull Quartet has been at the forefront of British musical life for over forty years. Peter Cigleris, a rising name in the clarinet world who has performed widely across the UK and Europe, is notably recognised for his affinity with English music.

PROGRAMME

Finzi Five Bagatelles
Vaughan Williams Six Studies in English Folksong
Derek Smith Trio: ‘Deadly Sins’ (première)
Delius Cello Sonata
Ireland Fantasy Sonata
Gordon Jacob Trio

£16/Free for students in full-time education

In partnership with Espressivo

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CANCELLED Coull Quartet and Mark Bebbington – piano

The second of three concerts celebrating the works of 20th century and contemporary English composers. This English Music Weekend, promoted in partnership with Espressivo, invites leading soloists and chamber musicians (Mark Bebbington, Coull Quartet, Peter Cigleris), who have championed this repertoire over their distinguished careers, to share their love of it with local audiences, in various chamber music combinations. This concert features the Coull Quartet and pianist Mark Bebbington.

Ireland String Quartet No 1 in D minor
Ian Venables Piano Quintet Op.27
Elgar Piano Quintet in A minor Op.84

‘ …the magnificent, seasoned ensemble of the Coull’ – The Strad
Mark Bebbington: ‘ … truly a remarkable pianist’ – The Times

£16/Free for students in full time education

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CANCELLED Mark Bebbington

Join the team of Hellens Manor as we welcome pianist Mark Bebbington in the Great Barn for a solo concert of classical music. This is the opening concert of our English Music Weekend – a series of 3 concerts over one weekend (25 – 27 September 2020) celebrating the works of 20th century and contemporary English composers. This series invites leading soloists and chamber musicians (Mark Bebbington, Coull Quartet, Peter Cigleris), who have championed this repertoire over their distinguished careers, to share their love of it with local audiences, in various chamber music combinations.

Alwyn Sonata all Toccata
Leighton Sonatina No 2
Vaughan Williams The Lake in the Mountains
Matthew-Walker Piano Sonata No 3 ‘Hamlet’, A Bad Night in Los Angeles
Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring (Piano Duet with Irene Loh) Three Piano Preludes
Ireland Sarnia: An Island Sequence

In partnership with Espressivo

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EVENT CANCELLED Animo, Martin Bills, Eve Loiseau and Wendy Nieper

Animo (Sarah Waycott – flute, Yanna Zissiadou – piano)
Martin Bills – composer
Eve Loiseau – voice
Wendy Nieper – voice
Award winning composer Martin Bills and Animo have teamed up to offer a concert that transcends musical boundaries and eras. Performing Martin’s song cycle are the celebrated soprano and jazz singer Wendy Nieper, joined by well-known Edith Piaf interpreter Eve Loiseau and accompanied by Yanna Zissiadou. Animo will be performing their own ‘soulful’ repertoire and premiere new compositions written specifically for them. In this concert musical styles meld imperceptibly to allow the music to flow without boundaries.
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EVENT CANCELLED Coull Quartet

This celebratory concert presents the premiere of Derek Smith’s String Quintet alongside two works by Schubert, his delightful Quartettsatz, one of the wonderful cameos of the string quartet repertoire, and his sublime String Quintet, one of the greatest chamber works ever written. The internationally renowned Coull Quartet will be joined by Rowena Calvert, the distinguished former cellist of the Cavaleri String Quartet.

Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor D703
Derek Smith String Quintet (première)
Schubert String Quintet in C D956

Coull Quartet: ‘ … one could hardly wish for better Schubert playing.’ – BBC Music Magazine
Rowena Calvert: ‘ … every bar and every stroke of the bow was inspiring.’ – Bach Cello Project

In partnership with Espressivo
£18 including strawberries and cream/Free for students in full time education

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EVENT CANCELLED The Kinge’s Musicke

Elizabeth Pallett and students from the Birmingham Conservatoire Early Music Department

This concert by musicians from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire celebrates the Henry VIII Song Book c.1520. This beautiful book is a surviving monument to secular music from the early years of King Henry’s reign. Presenting well-known songs such as ‘Pastime with good company’ and ‘Green groweth the holly’ are three singers from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Vocal Department accompanied by the lute. The concert will also feature the recorder and an instrument very particular to the period, the symphony. This superb repertoire is brought to life under the artistic direction of Elizabeth Pallett.

In partnership with Priory Early Music Society
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Peter Fisher & Margaret Fingerhut

These superb artists, who have distinguished and successful solo careers in their own right, have come together to form a duo whose technical prowess and quality of tone combine to produce performances of vibrancy, beauty and lyricism. Their most varied and imaginative programme spans around 200 years and opens with the famous ‘Spring Sonata’ of Beethoven in the year celebrating the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Beethoven Violin Sonata in F Op.24 ‘Spring’
Clive Jenkins Pastorale and Allegro
Debussy Violin Sonata in G minor
Korngold Four Pieces from ‘Much Ado About Nothing’
James MacMillan Kiss on Wood
Ravel Tzigane

Peter Fisher: ‘ … displayed technical mastery and a beautiful lyrical tone.’ Musical Opinion
Margaret Fingerhut: ‘ … one of the most radiantly musical of pianists … ‘ International Piano

In partnership with Espressivo
£16/Free for students in full-time education

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William Howard- Piano Recital

Join us at the start of Hellensmusic Through The Year’s new calendar for 2020. The Great Barn at Hellens Manor provides the most beautiful venue for William Howards’ recital.

William is firmly established as one of Britain’s leading pianists and has enjoyed a distinguished career in solo recitals, concertos and chamber music that has taken him to over forty countries. He performed as a member of the Schubert Ensemble throughout its existence. William Howard’s programme consists of cornerstones of the piano repertoire by Schubert, Bach, and Chopin alongside a work by Smetana (reflecting the pianist’s strong association with Czech music) and contemporary work.

Howard Skempton Reflections
Schubert Four Impromptus D935
Bach Three Preludes and Fugues from Das Wohltemperierte Klavier
Chopin Barcarolle Op.60
Smetana Two Czech Dances

‘ … a pianist of quite special lustrousness and versatility … ‘ The Independent

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