Lunchtime Concerts

Tuesdays from 1.10-1.50pm
Ticket £5

24 September

Viv Maclean (piano)
Mozart, Sonata in Eb Major, K. 282
Schubert, Four Impromptus D. 899
Granados, The Maiden and the Nightingale
Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue

Award winning pianist Viv McLean won First Prize at the 2002 Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona and has subsequently performed extensively worldwide. He has performed concertos with nearly all of the major British orchestras and regularly records for BBC Radio 3. Viv presents a programme of well-known piano solos spanning 150 years.

8 October 
Simon DeSorgher (flute)
Sally Mays (piano)

J S Bach, Sonata No. 1 in B minor
Debussy, Reflets dans l'eau
Debussy, Syrinx
Desorgher, 5 Miniature Sound-Paintings
Poulenc, Sonata for Flute and PIano
Simon Desorgher and Sally Mays are contemporary musicians of international repute. As a flautist, Simon has developed a large range of new tone colours, performing at major venues throughout Europe and broadcasting on BBC Radio 3. Simon is Artistic Director of the Colourscape Music Festival. Sally performs internationally as a chamber musician with LaVolta Trio and Sounds Positive. Their programme includes traditional flute repertoire alongside Simon's own compositions or ‘sound-paintings' for bass flute.

22 October
Musicke in the Ayre
Philippa Neaverson (soprano)
Din Ghani (lutes)
Time Stands Still
Musique in the Ayre present a musical examination of durability versus transience in faith, love and beauty, through songs and solos with lute from England, France and Italy of the 16th and 17th centuries. Musicke in the Ayre return to the Holburne Museum with another engaging and entertaining exploration of lute song, rounding off a successful third international season that included a London residency and performances in Paris and Barcelona.

5 November
Bath Spa University Chamber Choir
Britten, On This Island
Britten, Choral Dances from Gloriana
As part of their centenary celebrations of Benjamin Britten's birth, Bath Spa University students perform Britten's first song cycle, On this Island, a series of self-contained vignettes setting the words of W H Auden's poems from Look, Stranger!. Young talented voices from the University's Chamber Choir will also sing Choral Dances from Britten's opera Gloriana.

19 November
Michael Sellers (piano)
Chopin, Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61
Chopin, Four Mazurkas
Poulenc, various works
Liszt, Funerailles
Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody No 11 in A minor

Internationally acclaimed and US based pianist, Michael Sellers has presented premiers of many new works, among them "Touches" by Leonard Bernstein. His annual international tours have taken him worldwide to some of the most important concert halls. Michael is the Founder and Executive Director of The William Kapell Piano Foundation for Contemporary Music and Musicians, which commission composers to write new works for the piano. Michael is a designated Steinway Concert Artist and presents a programme of piano miniatures by Chopin, Liszt and Poulenc.

3 December
London Chamber Ensemble
Lindsay Bryden (flute)
Iain Gibbs (violin)
Jonathan Bayley (viola)
Beatrice Newman (cello)
Bethan Semmens (harp)

Joseph Haydn (arr. A.Moffat), The 'Lemberg Minuet and Trio'
W.A Mozart, Flute Quartet no.1 in D Major
Jean Cras, Quintett

Formed in 2011, the London Chamber Ensemble is a group of young Royal Academy and Royal College graduate musicians. The Ensemble was originally formed as a flexible quintet to explore repertoire that isn't as often performed in Britain and giving the musicians an opportunity to discover music from lesser known composers. In a nod to the presence of Rear Admiral Holburne, the Ensemble perform ‘Rear Admiral' Cras' Quintett.


Additional Dates

Oct. 08, 2013
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