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CONCERT PLAN FOR THE MEMBERSHIP YEAR 2014/15
updated November 13th , 2014
September 23rd and 25th, 2014 brought us Evgeny Gromov from Kiev, Ukraine
This was the inauguration of our new “home” and it succeeded with flying colours.
October 28th and 30th, 2014 will give us a chance to meet Peter Jablonski and his pianist wife Rebecca Barham. He is the founder and artistic director of the Carlscrona Chamber Music Festival in Sweden. “Peter Jablonski’s unique blend of Scandinavian introspection and Eastern European sensitivity, combined with an affinity for the optimism of the American repertoire, makes him a multi-faceted artist. With a career spanning over 20 years, Peter has performed and recorded with the world’s finest orchestras incl. the Philharmonia, BBC SO, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, La Scala and NHK Tokyo. He has collaborated with Ashkenazy, Chailly, Myung-Whun Chung, Charles Dutoit, Valery Gergiev and Esa- Pekka Salonen, among others.” Programme suggestions are in hand. They will play the second of our concerts at four hands. We are in for a treat.
This concert series was also very well received by full-house audiences. And the Amigos will certainly want to have another chance to hear these 2 musicians. (I particularly liked the first concert with Peter.)
November, 18th and 20th, 2014, We are happy to report, bring Anne Kaasa to us once again. She says: “Everything is well with me. I played in Paris (Salle Cortot) some months ago and in June I will go to Guatemala for concerts and Master-Class. I was there also last year and it was a great experience.” Great to welcome her again in a programme of music by Schubert, Beethoven, Liszt, Schumann, Grieg, Ravel.
Now briefly the plans for 2015 as they stand at the moment – more details will be given as soon as they are confirmed; (you can google all of these artists for your information): please note: there were some recent changes, and changes are always possible.
February 17th and 19th, 2015 are reserved for the second Algarve appearance of Juho Pohjonen, the young Finnish pianist who took us all by storm last year. He is bringing with him Sooyun Kim, Flute.
Sibelius: 6 Finnish folksongs
Sibelius: 5 Pieces, Op. 75 (“The Trees”)
Brahms: 4 ballades, Op. 10
Chopin: 4 ballades, Op. 23, 38, 47 & 52
Schubert: Introduction and Variations on “Trockne Blumen” D. 802
Michael Tilson Thomas: Notturno (2005)
Messiaen: Le Merle Noir (1952)
Prokofiev: Flute sonata in D major, Op. 94
March 24 and 26, 2015 We shall have Tim Hugh, cello, coming again with Alissa Firsova, piano.
April, 14th and 16th, 2015 will be the month for Paul Crossley, need I say more?
May 12th and 14th, 2015 – Lucy Parham with actor, Tim Mcinnerny will bring us “Reveries” a programme about Debussy.
June, 9th and 11th, 2015 as grand finale of the 2014/15, we are lucky to get Holger Groschopp, the “Hauspianist” of the Berlin Phil who will come with the Berlin cellist Adele Bittner.
PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS – rough outline
1. Programm June 9th, 2015:
Robert Schumann (1810–1856): Stücke im Volkston für Klavier und Violoncello op. 102 (1849)
1. Mit Humor
3. Nicht schnell
4. Nicht zu rasch
5. Stark und markiert
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonate Nr. 3 für Klavier und Violoncello op. 69 A-Dur (1807/08)
1. Allegro ma non tanto
2. Scherzo. Allegro molto
3. Adagio cantabile – Allegro vivace
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Richard Strauss (1864–1949): Sonate für Violoncello und Klavier op. 6 F-Dur (1883)
1. Allegro con brio
2. Andante ma non troppo
3. Finale. Allegro vivo
2. Programm June 11th, 2015:
Claude Debussy (1862–1918): Sonate pour violoncelle et piano en ré mineur (1915)
1. Prologue. Lent
2. Sérénade et Finale. Modérément animé – Finale. Animé
Simon Laks (1901–1983): Sonate pour violoncelle et piano (1932)
1. Allegro moderato ma deciso
2. Andante un poco grave
3. Presto (Scherzo)
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Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849): Sonate pour violoncelle et piano op. 65 en sol mineur (1846)
1. Allegro moderato
2. Scherzo. Allegro con brio
4. Finale. Allegro