Current season


22nd April 2022             7.30pm
Xhosa Cole Quintet (jazz ensemble)
Xhosa was winner of the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year Award in 2018

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The Quintet will firm up their programme at a later date but is likely to include
pieces by Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane

“Xhosa’s performance was so heartfelt, sincere and communicative. It’s easy to see he has such a deep and genuine love of the tradition.” Iain Ballamy, Jury, BBC Young Musician Jazz Award,

Artists’ programmes do sometimes change after the initial publicity has been printed. Changes will be posted on our website as soon as we know them. Please check for further details before the concert.

Previous concerts this season:

5th November 2021               7.30pm
Florian Mitrea (piano)

Beethoven:         Sonata in C major op. 2 no. 3
Schubert:             Sonata in A minor D 784
Beethoven:         Sonata in E-flat major op. 7
Liszt:                      Après une lecture de Dante: Sonata quasi fantasia

“Not very long ago I heard an outstanding pianist from Romania: Florian… he plays Mozart extremely beautifully!” Martha Argerich in an interview for Radio România Muzical, September 2017

Friday 3rd December 2021             7.30pm
Sirius Chau (flute) & Kumi Matsuo (piano)
Sirius is kindly supported by Making Music’s Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists scheme.

Debussy:           Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un Faune
S. Bach:              Sonata in E minor, BWV 1034
Piazzolla:          Histoire du Tango for Flute and Piano
Miyagi:               Haru no Umi
Casella:              Sicilienne et burlesque, Op.23
Leung:                As the Wind Resonates
Rutter:               Selections from Suite Antique
Liebermann:   Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op.23

14th January 2022     7.30pm
Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux  (violin) and Joseph Havlat (piano)
Charlotte is supported by the Countess of Munster Trust

Schubert:          Fantasy in C, D934
A. Beach:           Romance for violin and piano, Op.23
Poulenc:             Sonata for violin and piano, Op.119

11th February 2022             7.30pm
Elysium Brass

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Elysium Brass is an award-winning brass quintet formed of graduates of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.

Henry VIII                     Suite: Rose Without a Thorn (arr. Elgar Hogarth)
Gabrielli                        Canzon per sonare no. 2
Ewald                              Quintet No. 1
Puccini                           Suite from La Bohème
Gershwin                      Selections from Porgy and Bess
Kompanek                   Killer Tango
Maschwitz/Sherwin      A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

“… The Ensemble have a number of things going for them. Firstly, they are splendid virtuoso players. Secondly, they convey the joys of youth ….. their concerts seem almost like spontaneous events arranged for friends…”    Leicester Concert Goer (Leicester International Music Festival)

11th March 2022                  7.30pm
Solem Quartet (string ensemble)

new quartet-cropped

Mendelssohn                Quartet no. 5 in E flat major, op. 44, no. 3
Clara Schumann         Three Romances, op.22, arr. Amy Tress
Beethoven                     Quartet No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.131

‘Time appeared to stand still as every note was made to count. With wonderful attention to dynamics, crescendos were heavenly swells of sound and notes left hanging in mid-air created a magical ending to the movement.’  Elaine Annable, The Yorkshire Times,