“A wind ensemble with flair and verve”, said The Times, when this quintet was formed in 1997, immediately winning the RCM Wind and Brass Ensemble Prize. Since then they have gained an excellent reputation throughout the country, playing at the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room amongst other prestigious venues. They will be joined for tonight’s concert by pianist Martin Cousin and will play music by Poulenc, Debussy and Mozart among others.
The girls and gentlemen of Exeter Cathedral Choir under the direction of Stephen Tanner, will present a programme of Sacred Music with anthems and motets from the 16th century to the present day. Groups of choral pieces will be interspersed with organ solos.
This concert was organised in conjunction with the organisation Live Music Now!
Dispel winter gloom with this vibrant lunchtime concert. Bella Tromba is a unique and innovative ensemble. Their dynamic performances and charismatic personalities ensure that they achieve notable success performing anything from serious classical music to light jazz. They have earned the prestigious title of Park Lane Young Artists and have had their début recital at the Purcell Room.
Trickling Tears and Ruthless Rage
“The Rose Consort combines an entrancing ear for line and texture with great beauty of sound and suppleness of phrase, transporting us at once back to an era which gave a premium to grace, refinement, and civilised discourse”, said CD Review.
The programme we chose for the consort to perform was a series of dramatic songs from Elizabethan plays interspersed with dances and fantasias from Byrd, Tomkins and their contemporaries. For this they were joined by Katherine King, Mezzo-Soprano.
Winner of the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Chamber Music in 2007, the Dante Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and the emotional intensity of its performances. The group was founded in 1995 at the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove, Cornwall, and chose the name of Dante to reflect the idea of a great and challenging journey.
The quartet played Debussy Opus 10 in G Minor, Ravel Quartet in F, Haydn Opus 33/2 · ‘The Joke’ · and his Opus 50/5 quartets.
The Pavao Quartet
Alison Farr · piano
The Pavao Quartet was formed in 1998 at the Royal Academy of Music. They had their Purcell Room début in 2003 to favourable reviews. This versatile ensemble is not only highly regarded in classical concert venues across the world but has enjoyed collaborations with rock, pop and jazz artists. They are joined by award winning pianist Alison Farr for Schumann’s E Flat Piano Quintet and Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A Major.
The concert will last approximately one hour with no interval. Following the concert Milverton Concert Society are hosting lunch at the Victoria Rooms. Please book lunch at the same time as booking tickets.
Beethoven and Biscuits
Alison Farr and Robin Davis · piano
Petroc Trelauny · narrator
Alison Farr is joined by pianist Robin Davis and narrator Petroc Trelawny for the first concert in the Festival series of Beethoven’s symphonies. They will be performing Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony · no.6 . Tea will be provided in the church after the concert.
The last concert of the day is given by Piers Lane, a performer whose playing “glitters with filigree charm”, according to The Times. He will be playing Brahms Sonata no.3 in F Minor and Chopin’s 24 Preludes · opus 28.