CONCERTS: Update 20th July 2021
We have greater freedom to engage with each other now, and many are taking advantage of this in a big way. So here's a message from Jane Turner, who will be responsible for he website from September onwards.
Some of you may be aware that, despite many of us being ‘double-vaxed’, we have a number of clinically vulnerable and anxious audience members. We want everyone to feel safe and confident to come to the concerts. In view of this, we decided:
to continue with advanced booking - the system works well and helps with entry and planning seating arrangements
to admit people who come to the door without booking and to note their contact details
to ask people to sanitize hands on entry
to request that face coverings continue to be worn inside the church
to continue to space out chairs (which are sanitized before and after concerts)
to organise concerts throughout August
to retain £5 entry fee (free for under 18s)
to review these arrangements at the end of August
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AYLESBURY LUNCHTIME MUSIC
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Aylesbury
Thursdays. 12.45. £5.00, 18 and under free
Admissions payment from 12.15. No pre-booking necessary - except during COVID restrictions, as informed. The programme arranged so far is:
24.6.21: Anna Le Hair, Arwen Turner, Alan Thorogood, Nicholas Turner, Fran Freer.
Dvorak, Piano Quintet op 81; Granados, Piano Quintet.
1.7.21: Bela Hartmann:
Bach, Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue; Beethoven-Liszt An die ferne Geliebte; Beethoven, PS 28 op.101.
8.7.21: Jumis Ensemble: Sabine Sergejeva, violin; Henrietta Hill, viola; Toby White, cello
Home Roots’ - inspired by Folk Music:, Rhiannon Randle: Three ‘Jumis Ensemble Solos’ (2020).
*World Premiere in person performances. Part of Jumis Ensemble Composer Collaboration Project 2020-21.
1. 'Triquetra' for Solo Cello; 2. ‘Ozoliņi’ for Solo Violin; 3. 'Barcarolle' for Solo Viola
Rebecca Clarke: Lullaby and Grotesque for Cello and Viola; Zoltán Kodály: Duo for Violin and Cello, Op.7, first movement, Allegro serioso, non troppo; Ernst von Dohnányi: Serenade in C for String Trio Op.10 (1904)
15.7.21: Emma Smith/Sam Rodwell, guitar Roth Guitar Duo ,
22.7.21: Freiern Ensemble : Paul Willey, Colin Callow, Ian Byrne Brito, Natasha Michael, Nigel Blomiley and Erica Simpson, violins, violas, cellos.
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht ; Brahms Sextet 1 Confirmed
29.7.21: Arwen Turner/Anna Le Hair violin and piano
Beethoven, Violin Sonata op.30 no. 2; Messiaen, Variations; Fauré, Violin Sonata no. 1 op.13
5.8.21: Alim Beisembayev, piano
Beethoven, Piano Sonata 32 op.111; Chopin, Twenty-Four Preludes op. 28.
12.8.21: Peter O'Hagan
Bach, two chorale preludes; Beethoven, Hammerklavier Piano Sonata op. 106.
19.8.21: Emmanuel Bach/Jenny Stern, violin and piano.
JS Bach, Solo Sonata No.2 in A minor, BWV 1003, 1. Grave, 2. Fuga; Schubert, Rondo Brillant D.895 Op.70; Poulenc Sonata for Violin and Piano; Chausson, Poème, Op.25.
26.8.21: Maria Razumovskaya, piano
Includes Schubert Piano Sonata in B flat D. 960
2.9.21: Tailleferre Wind Ensemble: Emma Halnan, Nicola Hands, Jennifer Dunsmore, Kristina Yumerska, Amy Thompson, Lana Bode (flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, piano):
Germaine Tailleferre, Sonate Champêtre; Rimsky Korsakov,Quintet in Bb Major; Louise Farrenc, Sextet for piano and winds Op. 40.
9.9.21: Ensemble Mirage Matthew Scott and friends
FOR YOUR INTEREST
Two links to the brilliant first round performances in the famous Leeds Piano Competition of two of 'our musicians':
Alim Beisembayev, who comes to play on 5th August.
Tyler Hay who came some time back.
Bela Hartmann came recently to play a wonderful programme of music by Bach, Beethoven-Liszt and neat Beethoven.
The musicians who come to perform are of the highest calibre and you might be interested to explore some of them on YouTube. Have a look at the names on our programmes, past and present, and explore.
Here are a couple of suggestions, one for piano, and one for violin and piano. You might also like to look up their CD releases.
Ravel, Gaspard de la nuit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUzN_ZpdL7s
Schumann, Carnival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=500NpJs4XxU
Joo Yeon Sir with Irina Andrievsky:
Igor Frolov, Concert Fantasy on Gershwin themes from Porgy and Bess: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWiH6hsz3mo
A little clip from one of our other favourite pianists, Tyler Hay, that I think you'll enjoy:
Tyler Hay plays his own arrangement of Kitten on the Keys: Fly on the Wall.