Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sunday Recital Summer Series at St George's

Sunday 30th May 4.00 pm

Rare but Delightful French Piano Music

Antony Gray & Denzel Johnson - piano


The first concert in our summer season comprises music by Saint-Saens, Reynaldo Hahn, Bizet, Andre Caplet and the Australian composer John Carmichael's 4 Homages to French Composers.


The London based Australian pianist Antony Gray has long been regarded as one of the most interesting and communicative performers of his generation.



Sunday 6th June 4.00 pm

'Aspects of Love' in the music of Mozart

Insieme vocal soloists with Clare Clements - piano
Professional vocal ensemble Insieme returns to St George's with a summer selection of romantic solos and ensembles from Mozart's operas.


Sunday 13th June 4.00 pm 
Wissam Boustany - flute
Geoffrey Saba - piano

Reinecke: Sonata "Undine" Op. 167 (1822)
Schubert: Introduction & Variations on "Trocken Blumen" D802 (1824)


Currently Chairman of the British Flute Society and one of only a few flautists who have launched an international career, renowned flautist Wissam Boustany has toured through Europe, North and South America, Australia, Africa and the Middle/Far East as a concert artist and teacher. Geoffrey Saba made his London début in the 1970's and was awarded a bronze medal at the First Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition. His best-selling recordings for Carlton Classics have achieved tremendous critical acclaim.


Sunday 20th June 4.00 pm
My Lady's Chamber
Passionate Baroque


Drawn from three continents, musicians from My Lady's Chamber have studied in New York, Brisbane and Toronto as well as in London at the Royal College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College of Music. The group aims to communicate the passion of the Baroque, whilst retaining its essential poise and elegance.


Sunday 27th June 4.00 pm
Waldegrave Wind Quintet


Under leader and clarinettist Elliot DeVivo, The Waldegrave Wind Quintet performs a wide range of repertoire for woodwind ensemble.



Sunday 4th July 4.00 pm
Stephanie Bodsworth - soprano
Elspeth Wyllie - piano


Stephanie Bodsworth is joined by Orsino Ensemble pianist Elspeth Wyllie for a programme of classical songs and operatic arias.  


Sunday 11th July 4.00 pm

Montage: Music of Marin Marais (1656 -1728)

Ibrahim Aziz - viola da gamba
Jennifer Barron- viola da gamba
Masumi Yamamoto- harpsichord


Ibrahim (Ibi) Aziz was born in Malaysia and went to Trinity College of Music London to study the viola da gamba under Alison Crum. Whilst there he won many awards and prizes. Ibi appears regularly with The Rose Consort of Viols, and often works alongside many distinguished musicians that include mezzo sopranos Catherine King and Clare Wilkinson, sopranos Evelyn Tubb and Dame Emma Kirkby, the lutenist David Miller, and vocal groups Deller Consort and Stile Antico.


Sunday 18th July 4.00 pm
Artist TBC - please refer to our website closer to the day for details.



Sunday 25th July 4.00 pm
Randolph Trio


Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio Op. 1 No. 2
Frank Bridge: Fantasie Trio


The Randolph Piano Trio, formed in 2009, combines the considerable and varied experience of each of its musicians, who have performed widely in this country and abroad. Past chamber music collaborations have included working with such internationally acclaimed artists as cellists Leonid Gorokhov and Alexander Baillie and the Chilingirian and Lindsay Quartets. Many other collaborations have led to performances in the some of the most prestigious venues in the UK, including the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, the Purcell Room and Bridgewater Hall, as well as festivals including Norfolk and Norwich, Harrogate, Lake District Summer Music, and the Trondheim International Chamber Music Festival.



Sunday 1st August 4.00 pm

Li Li - soprano
Helen Yorke - piano


Winner of six singing competitions in China and the UK, including the 2010 Birmingham Conservatoire Singing Prize, the 2009 Mario Lanza Opera Prize, 2009 Ashleyan Opera Prize, and two Beijing vocal competitions dedicated to young artists, young Chinese soprano Li Li will perform an exciting programme featuring Puccini, Bach, Mozart, as well as Chinese poems and Tippett's "A Child of Our Time".




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