Forthcoming Concerts

OCTOBER CONCERTS

Irina Chkourindina

The second series of concerts in October will be given by IRINA CHKOURINDINA, the charismatic Russian pianist.  Irina’s concerts will take place on Tuesday October 26 and Thursday October 28.  

Born in Russia and Swiss by adoption, Irina is a multi-faceted artist, whose talents range from concert pianist to chamber musician, from accompanist to musical dramatist. A graduate from Moscow’s prestigious Tchaikovsky Conservatory, she received a Special Mention from the jury for her work. At the Conservatoire de Genève, she obtained a post-graduate degree as a chamber musician.Irina has distinguished herself in numerous international competitions.

Her repertoire is broad, with a fondness for Russian composers  Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff. Romantic composers  Liszt, Chopin and Schumann. Among her favorite composers are Dutilleux, Gubaidulina, and Schedrin.

Tuesday, October, 26, 202

« The seasons » op.37 P.i.Tchaikovsky

1.    January: At the Fireside 

2.    February: Carnival 

3.    March: Song of the Lark 

4.    April: Snowdrop 

5.    May: Starlit Nights 

6.    June: Barcarolle 

7.    July: Song of the Reaper 

8.    August: Harvest 

9.    September: The Hunt 

10.  October: Autumn Song 

11.  November: Troika 

12.  December: Christmas

INTERVAL

S.Rachmaninoff           

Prelude in G major op.32 n°5                                                    

Prelude in G sharp minor op.32 n°12 

Prelude in b minor op.32 n°10

Prelude in C sharp minor op. 3 n.2

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Thursday, October 28, 2021 

W. A. Mozart                                                                               

Sonata in C major Kv.330

Allegro moderato

Andante cantabile

Allegretto

Fantasia in D minor                                                                  

Sonata in c minor K457

Allegro molto

Adagio

Allegro assai

INTERVAL

Frédéric Chopin                                                

Nocturne in C sharp minor                                                                                          

Nocturne in D flat major

Ballade n°1 in g minor op.23

Ballade n°3 in a flat major op.47                                

Polonaise in A flat major op.53 « Héroïque» 

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From the 1st October the Government has removed the requirement for social distancing although masks will still have to be worn inside the auditorium.

This allows us to revert to “normal” full-auditorium evening performances. Thus there will be no more matinees.

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For concert bookings please send an e-mail to reservasconcertos@gmail.com

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The concerts will take place in the auditorium at Os Agostos. Doors will open at 6.00pm and the concert will begin at 7.00pm. There will be wine, fruit juices and canapés available for self-service. Entry donation is €25 per person for guests and non-members payable in advance by bank transfer.

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November Concerts

Antoine de Grolèe

Born in Northern France, Antoine de Grolèe began his musical journey with the Polish pianist Irena Kutin. Then graduating with highest honours in 2005 from the National Conservatory of Lyon.


Antoine de Grolée is one of the winners of the Long-Thibaud Competition, and in 2018 was a finalist of the Chopin Competition in Warsaw. Anne Queffélec described his playing « Authenticity, presence, passion ».

Antoine performs regularly at French festivals such as La Roque d’Anthéron, la Folle Journée de Nantes, Les Arcs, Classique au Vert, le Festival de Menton.

As a soloist, he has played with many European orchestras. A lover of chamber music, he has recorded two CDs, ‘Folklore’ with the cellist Julie Sévilla-Fraysse, and ‘Britain’ with the piano quartet Ensemble Gustave.

Since 2014, he has been the Artistic Director of the Festival ‘Les Moments musicaux du Tarn’.

PROGRAMME

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Bach, J.S. (1685 – 1750)

  • Partita n. 2 in c minor BWV 826

Schubert, Franz  (1795 – 1828)

  • 4 Impromptus D 935

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Chopin, Frederic (1810 – 1849)

  • 24 Preludes opus 28

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11

“Night music”

Schumann, Robert   (1810  – 1856)

– Fantasiestücke opus 12 n. 1, 5, 6, 7

Des Abends/In the evening

In der Nacht/In the night

Fabel/Fable

Traumeswirren/Confused dreams

Chopin.  Frederic   (1810  –  1849)

– Nocturnes opus 27 n. 1 and opus 15 n. 2

Ravel,  Maurice   (1875  – 1937)

 – Noctuelles/Night butterflies

Debussy, Claude    (1862 – 1918)

 – Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut

 – La Soirée dans Grenade/The Evening in Granada

Granados,  Enrique   (1867  – 1916)

 – Lullaby 

Glazounov, Alexander  (1865  – 1936)

 – The Night

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Janaček, Leoš  (1854 – 1928)

 – Our evenings

Mussorgsky, Modest   (1839  – 1881)

 – Dream

Grieg, Edvard  (1834 –1907)

 – Lyrical pieces opus 71 n. 1, 2, 3

Once upon a time

Summer’s evening

Gnome

Liszt, Franz  (1811 – 1886)

– Gnomenreigen/The Elves round

– Liebestraüme n. 3/Love dreams

Satie,  Eric  (1866 – 1925)

 – Le Feu d’artifice/Fireworks

Debussy, Claude  (1862 – 1918)

 – Feux d’artifice/Fireworks

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From the 1st October the Government has removed the requirement for social distancing although masks will still have to be worn inside the auditorium.

This allows us to revert to “normal” full-auditorium evening performances. Thus there will be no more matinees.

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For concert bookings please send an e-mail to reservasconcertos@gmail.com

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The concerts will take place in the auditorium at Os Agostos. Doors will open at 6.00pm and the concert will begin at 7.00pm. There will be wine, fruit juices and canapés available for self-service. Entry donation is €25 per person for guests and non-members payable in advance by bank transfer.

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