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WVM: Recent Concert History

 

Since our 50th anniversary year in 2017, Wye Valley Music has presented 33 concerts, an average of 10 concerts per year, in Monmouth, Chepstow and St Briavels. These have made up of:

 

·      7 piano recitals, including one for ‘four hands’

·      4 violin & piano duos

·      1 violin & viola duo

·      1 flute & piano duo

·      1 guitar duo

·      1 piano trio

·      4 string quartets

·      1 piano quintet

·      1 clarinet quintet

·      2 baroque/ early music ensembles

·      2 vocal ensembles

·      3 showcase concerts for artists from the RWCMD

·      1 Klezmer band

·      1 Tango band

·      1 Jazz/Cabaret band

·      1 Illustrated talk

 

The chamber music repertoire presented has been spread across the ages, encompassing works from16th century polyphony, the baroque, classical and romantic eras to the 20th century, plus a good sprinkling of contemporary compositions. In three years, our programmes have provided audiences with opportunities to get to know and enjoy music by over 80 different composers. The aspiring and established artists who have played for us have successful careers as soloists and chamber musicians. Their websites and CVs detail their impressive records of awards, broadcasts, recordings and performances at festivals at home and abroad.
 

Performances in 2020 
       

15 MAR

Artists from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama: HAYDN Piano Sonata in C Major Hob. XVI/48,  BEETHOVEN Clarinet Trio in E Flat Major Op.38, LISZT Liebestraum No.3,  PROKOFIEV Piano Sonata No.3 in A Minor Op.28, SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio No.2 Op.67, and Arias and Lieder by MOZART, SCHUBERT, POULENC, KORNGOLD and PUCCINI      

 

 

19 JAN

Debussy: A Painter in Sound Illustrated talk with Professor Stephen Walsh and Clare Hammond, piano

Performances in 2019

1 DEC   

London Klezmer Quartet: A programme of soulful and celebratory music from the folk tradition of the Yiddish-speaking Jewish communities of Eastern Europe.  

 

 

9 NOV

Maconchy String Quartet: HAYDN String Quartet No.1Op.76, MACONCHY String Quartet No.5, RAVEL String Quartet

 

 

12 OCT

Trio Damira: HAYDN Piano Trio No.44 in E Hob XV/28, RACHMANINOV Trio Élégiaque in G Minor, SCHUBERT Trio in E Flat D929

 

 

15 SEP

Mary Hofman, violin & Richard Ormrod, piano: BEETHOVEN Violin Sonatas 6,7 & 8, SARAH LIANNE LEWIS New commission “Until the Thread Breaks”

 

 

30 JUN

Katona Twins Guitar Duo: works by TEDESCO, PIAZZOLLA, ALBÉNIZ, TARREGA, PETER KATONA, BERNSTEIN and DJANGO REINHARDT

 

 

15 JUN

Joseph Tong & Waka Hasegawa (‘Piano Four Hands’): MOZART Sonata in F Major K497, SCHUBERT Fantasy in F Minor, AILSA DIXON Airs of the Season, GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue

 

 

18 MAY

Clare Hammond, piano: works by DEBUSSY, ADÉS, MENDELSSOHN, RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, EWAN CAMPBELL, BARTÓK, FINNIS and RACHMANINOV Piano Sonata No.2 in B Flat Minor Op.36

13 APR

Tranquillo: Sarah Waycott, flute & Hannah Mitchell, piano: works by RICHARD RODNEY BENNET, MESSIAEN, IAN CLARKE, REINECKE, GAUBERT, SAINT-SAËNS, TELEMANN AND CHAMINADE

 

 

24 MAR

Artists from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

 

 

20 JAN

Mary Hofman, violin & Richard Ormrod, piano: BEETHOVEN Violin Sonatas Op12 Nos, 1,2 and 3 & Op.24 (Spring), RHIAN SAMUEL New Commission “Sonata”


Performances in 2018
 

8 DEC

Nos Miseri Homines: works for vocal ensemble by BYRD, TALLIS, JOUBERT, TAVENER, PRETORIUS, WARLOCK, BRITTEN, DOVE and HEAD

 

 

10 NOV

Ystradivarius: GEORG TELEMANN Overture Suits in A Minor for Flute & Strings, J S BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D Major, CPE BACH Sinfonia in D Major, 

 

 

14 OCT

Solem String Quartet: BEETHOVEN Quartet No. 3 in D Major Op.18 No. 3, BARTOK Quartet No. 4 BB95, SCHUMANN Quartet No.3 in A Major Op.41

 

 

15 SEP

Natalia Williams-Wandoch, piano: works by J S BACH Partita No.1 in B Flat BWV825, ARNOLD BAX Nympholept, , DEBUSSY, L’Isle Joyeuse & Suite Bergamasque, CHOPIN Études from Op.25, Waltz in A Flat Op.42, Polonaise in A Flat Op.53

 

 

1 JUL

Carismático Tango Band with Karen Street, accordion

 

 

16 JUN

Mishka Momen, piano & Siwoo Kim, violinMOZART Sonata in F Major K377, MENDELSSOHN Variations Sérieuses Op.54, DEBUSSY Violin Sonata in G Minor, MESSIAEN Theme and Variations, J S BACH Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D Minor BWV903, BRAHMS Sonata No.1 in G Major Op. 78

 

 

26 MAY

Charles Matthews, piano/organ/harpsichordSurvey of keyboard music through the ages

 

 

27 APR

Astaria Quartet: string quartets by MOZART String Quartet in C Major K157, PEREZ The Bullfighter’s Prayer, RAVEL String Quartet in F Major, KREISLER String Quartet in A Minor

 

 

24 MAR

Pianists from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama:INCLUDING works by MOZART Piano Sonata in D K576, BEETHOVEN, CHOPIN, SCHUMANN Piano Trio in G Minor, RACHMANINOV and IRELAND Fantasy Trio in A Minor

 

 

10 FEB

Alexandra Lomeiko, violin & Antonina Suhanova, pianoJ C BACH Sonata No.4 in C Minor BWV101, YSAŸE Sonata for Solo Violin in G Minor Op.27 No.1, BEETHOVEN Sonata for Violin and Piano in E Flat Major Op.12, STRAVINSKY Divertimento from “The Fairy’s Kiss” 


Performances in 2017
 

3 DEC

Bella Tromba (“all-trumpet girls band”): works by MONTEVERDI, GESUALDO, LONGWORTH, TOFT, HOLST, ENESCU, TCHAIKOVSKY, DVORAK, HOWARD and KERN

 

 

19 NOV

Eusebius String Quartet: including SCHUMANN String Quartet No.3 Op. 41,

 

 

15 OCT

Park West Ensemble: works by J S BACH, HANDEL, PURCELL, DOWLAND, TELEMANN, BOISMORTIER and MANCINI

 

 

3 SEP

Kate Romano, clarinet & the Goldfield Ensemble: MOZART Clarinet Quintet K581, BRAHMS Clarinet Quintet in B Minor Op.115 

 

 

24 JUN

Moscow Drug Club

 

 

18 JUN

Benjamin Frith Piano Quartet with Chi-chi Nwanoku, double bassBEETHOVEN Piano Quartet in E Flat Op.16, HUMMEL Piano Quintet in E Flat Op.87, SCHUBERT Piano Quintet in A Major “The Trout”

 

 

27 MAY

Nuno Lucas, pianoSCHUMANN Carnaval Op.9, VILLA-LOBOS  Bachianas Brazilieras No.4, STRAVINSKY Three Movements from Petroushka

 

 

27 MAY

Rachel Podger, violin & Jane Rogers, viola: MOZART String Duo in G Major, J S BACH Partita in G Minor, MICHAEL HAYDN Sonata No. 2 in D Major, MOZART Allegro Piolonaise KV487, J S BACH Cello Suite No.1 in G Major, MOZART String Duo in B Flat Major

 

 

22 APR

Abingdon Wind Quintet

 

 

18 MAR

Gesualdo Six: works for vocal ensemble by TALLIS, GIBBONS, BYRD, ROBERT PARSONS, JONATHAN HARVEY, JOHN SHEPPARD, SARAH RIMKUS, LIGETI, VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, SIMON CARRINGTON, BILL IVES and OWAIN PARK

 

 

19 FEB

Clare Hammond, piano: JACQUET DE LA GUERRE Suite No.6 in G Major, BEETHOVEN Sonata No.4 in E Flat Major Op.7,   DUTILLEUX Au Gré des Ondes, FAURÉ Two Nocturnes, DEBUSSY L’isle Joyeuse,  RICHARD WHALLEY Five Preludes,  SCRIABIN Sonata No.5 in F Sharp Op.53

 

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