Conway Hall Sunday Concerts

At the last one of these I went to, the person sitting next to me described himself as the former director of the concerts, and said that they would benefit from a larger audience. Accordingly, this blog urges its readers to have a go.  It’s cheap (£ 8), you hear ensembles you would pay a great deal more for elsewhere, you don’t have to book and you can sit where you like.  The concerts with some slightly unusual pieces on the programme are often the most interesting ones:  this isn’t necessarily the place you’d go to hear definitive performances of the classical/romantic repertoire, and if there’s an unusual piece on the programme it often means the performers really want to play it and have something to say.  Nowadays you can even get a piano recital at no extra charge before the main event on some dates.

As a service to the community, we present below the concerts featuring in the new brochure (Spring 2012 Part I)–official website here:

January 8th
Pre-concert Recital (5.30pm):
Simon Callaghan piano
Bach: Partita in C minor BWV825

Fibonacci Sequence
Gina McCormack violin
Catherine Yates violin
Yuko lnoue viola
Benjamin Hughes ‘cello
Kathron Sturrock piano
Simon Callaghan piano*

Brahms: Hungarian Dances [selection]*
Mozart: Piano Concerto in A K414
Moskowskii Spanish Dances Op.12 [selection]*
Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A Op.81a

January 15th
Tippett Quartet
John Mills violin
Jeremy Isaac violin
Julia O’Riordan viola
Bozidar Vukotic ‘cello

Haydn: Quartet in C Op.20/2
Beethoven: Quartet in E flat Op.74 ‘Harp’
Dvorak: Quartet in F Op.96 ‘American’

January 22nd
Bacchus Trio
Thomas Goud violin
James Barralet ‘cello
Atisdair Beatson piano

Beethoven: Trio in C minor Op.1/3
Liszt arr. Liszt Vallee d’Obermann
Chopin arr. Barralet: Polonaise Op. 3
Brahms: Trio in B Op.8

January 29th
Fitzwilliam Quartet
[Delius Anniversary Concert]
Lucy Russell violin
Cotin Scobie violin
Atan George viola
Heather Tuach ‘cello

Grainger: Molly on the Shore
Grieg: Quartet in G minor Op. 27
Delius: String Quartet

February 5th
Greenwich Trio
Lana Trotovsek violin
Stjepan Hauser’cello
Yoko Misumi piano

Mozart: Trio in G K546
Rachmaninov: Trio Elegiaque No. 1
Schumann: Trio No.2 in F Op.80

February 12th
Easton Trio
Madeleine Easton violin
Jonathan Ayling ‘cello
Daniel Grimwood piano

Beethoven: Trio in D Op.70/1 ‘Ghost’
Ross Edwards: Trio
Mendelssohn: Trio in C minor Op.66

February 19th
Pre-concert Recital (5.30 pm):
Hiro Takenouchi piano

Rachmaninov Sonata No.2
and works by Georgy Catoire

Maggini Quartet /
Hiro Takenouchi piano
[Rose Hacker Memorial Concert]

Suzanne Stanzeleit violin
David Angel violin
Martin Outram viola
Michal Kaznowski ‘cello

Haydn: Quartet in E Op.54/3
Bridge: Quartet No.4
Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor Op.84

February 26th
Badke Quartet
Lana Trotovsek violin
Emma Parke viotin
Jon Thorne viola
Jonathan Byers ‘cello

Beethoven: Quartet in G op.18\2
Thomas Tomkins: A Sad Paven for these Distracted Tymes
Maxwell Davies: A Sad Paven for these Distracted Tymes
Mendelssohn: Quartet in F. Minor Op.80

March 4th
Lakeside Trio
Chihiro Ono violin
Vladimir Waltham ‘cello
Prach Boondiskulchok piano

Dvorak: Trio in F minor Op.65
Panufnik: Piano Trio
Ravel: Piano Trio

March 11th
Tim Orpen Trio
Tim Orpen clarinet
Victoria Simonsen ‘cello
Daniel Tong piano

Beethoven: Trio in B flat Op.11
Beethoven:’Cello Sonata
in G minor Op.5/2
Poulenc: Clarinet Sonata
Brahms: Trio in A minor Op.114

March 18th
Edinburgh Quartet
Tristan Gurney violin
Philip Burrin violin
Jessica Beeston viola
Mark Bailey ‘cello

Haydn: Quartet in C Op.76/3
Shostakovich: Quartet No.8
in C minor Op. 110
Beethoven: Quartet in F Op.135

March 25th
Rautio Trio
Jane Gordon violin
Adi Tal ‘cello
Jan Rautio piano

Haydn: Trio in E flat HobXV:10
Beethoven: Trio in E flat Op.1/1
Bridge: Phantasie Trio
Faure: Trio in D minor Op.120

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