Scunthorpe Concert Series 2013 – 14

Friday 11 Oct 2013     7.30pm

Alessandro Taverna (Piano)

Alessandro Taverna


Beethoven Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 “Moonlight”
Chopin Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Scriabin Sonata No. 10, Op. 70
Busoni Kammer-Fantasie über Bizet’s Carmen
Kapustin Variations, Op. 41
Gulda “Play piano play” (selection)

Alessandro Taverna is a true talent, one whose musical intelligence equals his mastery of the instrument.  David Fay

Friedrich Gulda’s jazz-influenced PlayPianoPlay – brought the already enraptured audience to its feet. Tim Ashley The Guardian, 10th February 2012

Friday 15 November 2013     7.30pm

Jacquin Trio

Jacquin Trio

Schumann Märchenerzählungen Op.132
Bruch Selection from 8 Pieces
Mozart Trio in E flat major, ‘Kegelstatt’ KV 498
Röntgen Trio in E flat (1921)
Reinecke Trio in A, Op.264

As winners of the St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition 2012 and finalists of the Royal Overseas League Competition, the London based Jacquin Trio are emerging as persuasive advocates of music for the distinctive combination of clarinet, viola and piano.
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Friday 13 Dec 2013    7.30pm

Benyounes Quartet

Benyounes Quartet


Haydn String Quartet Op 76 No. 1.
Beethoven String Quartet Op 18 No. 1
Mendelssohn String Quartet in F minor Op 80.

Please note that the content of this concert has been changed since publication of the Scunthorpe Concert Series brochure for 2013 – 14

The polish of the Benyounes Quartet was new… they already seem seasoned veterans with their tight ensemble and confident projecton.” – The Times. June 21, 2012

Friday 10 Jan 2014     7.30pm

Jonathan Dormand (Cello)& Marisa Gupta (Piano)

Marisa and Jonathan 4 x 3

Beethoven Variations Op.66 in F
Brahms Sonata in E minor Op.38
Poulenc Sonata
Popper Hungarian Rhapsody

Jonathan studied at the Royal Northern College of Music under the tutelage of Hannah Roberts and in July 2010 graduated with a first class Honours degree. During this period Jonathan was guided by Ralph Kirshbaum, both at the RNCM and the London Master Classes.

“In more than a decade as a reviewer, I have rarely witnessed such precocity as displayed by young American pianist Marisa Gupta. Listening to her, I realized why she has recently won the top prize in the Haverhill Sinfonia Soloists’ Competition. She really made the piano ‘speak’ with her assured technique and her emotional involvement with the four contrasting works she performed. Rex Mountain, Wisbech Standard
This concert is supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Friday 14 Feb 2014     7.30pm

Chloë Hanslip (Violin) & Danny Driver (Piano)

Chloe and Danny 4x3

Bach Sonata No.1 in B minor, BWV 1014
Ravel Violin Sonata No. 2
Bowen Phantasy Op. 34 (1911)
Brahms Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100

Please note that the content of this concert has been changed since publication of the Scunthorpe Concert Series brochure for 2013 – 14

The audience were left in no doubt that Chloe Hanslip is the finest and most exciting young violinist this country has ever produced. David Denton, Yorkshire Post

Driver’s playing is always beautifully measured and marked by an exquisitely deft precision. Graham Lock, International Piano

Friday 14 March 2014                        7.30pm

Galliarda – Britannia Triumphans

Galliarda sept2013

Sara Stowe (soprano)
Wendy Hancock (early flute, recorder, viol)
Ian Gammie (bass viol)
Richard MacKenzie (lute, theorbo and early guitar)

1) Soprano, Viols and Lute
It was a lover and his lass  .. .. ..  Thomas Morley
Eliza is the fairest Queen  .. .. ..   Edward Johnson
In the merry month of May  .. .. .. John Wilson

2) Dances for Recorder, Lute and Bass Viol
All in a Garden Green  .. .. ..      Anon
Rufty Tufty  .. .. .. .. ..          Anon
Sellengers Round  .. .. .. ..        Anon

3) Songs, with recorder lute and viol
Come again, sweet love doth now invite  ..       John Dowland
O Mistress Mine  .. .. .. ..                     Thomas Morley (?)
No more shall meads be decked with flowers       Nicholas Lanier
It fell on a summer’s day  .. .. ..             Thomas Campian

4) Dances & Variations
Coronation Day – Whitehall Minuet – Grenadier’s March – Buckingham House (Playford)
Divisions on Greensleeves ( Recorder and continuo)

5) Purcell songs
Hark how all things
Fairest Isle
Man is for the Woman made

6) Sonata in G major     .. .. ..                  George Frederick Handel

7) Later songs
Orpheus with his lute  .. .. .. ..               Thomas Chilcott
The timely admonition  .. .. ..                Thomas Arne
The Merry Wives of Windsor  .. ..        (anon 18th century)

8) Dances for the Jubilee
The Merry Wives of Windsor, Staffordshire Jubilee,    Charles Dibdin
Mistress Quickly, Warwickshire Lads & Warwickshire Lasses

9) Hark the Linnet  .. .. .. ..                  George Frederick Handel
Oh had I Jubal’s Lyre  .. .. .. ..             George Frederick Handel

This early music group was formed in 2010 to perform in country houses and other historical settings. These highly respected musicians have a wide experience of international performance, recording, teaching and research. They present a variety of unusual combinations with soprano voice, two viols, recorder or flute, together with lute, early guitar, theorbo and percussion. The concert includes talking about and demonstrating the instruments, as well as witty readings.

Friday 25th April 2014           7.30pm

Berkeley Ensemble


Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A K 581
Lennox Berkeley Sextet for clarinet, horn and string quartet Op. 47
Bach/Mozart String trio arrangements K404a
Ireland Sextet for clarinet, horn and string quartet

Formed in 2008 by members of Britain’s young professional orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia, they are quickly establishing themselves as one of the UK’s most dynamic young chamber groups and enjoy a busy concert schedule, performing in the UK and abroad.

“A completely assured and convincing performance” – Lennox Berkeley Society