St Briavels Music Society

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Wye Valley Music

We strongly encourage patrons to book in advance for all concerts, though you will be able to pay at the door subject to capacity.* If you prefer not to book via this website call our message line 01291 330020. All payments are handled by STRIPE, our chosen alternative to WORLDPAY and PAYPAL

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Wye Valley Chamber Music
Summer Residency
Concerts 28th & 30th July, 1st August

VENUES: Treowen Manor and St Briavels Church
 
Sun 28th - Open Day and Tutors' Concert, 11:30am-5:30pm, Treowen Manor
Tue 30th - St Briavels Concert, 7:00pm
Thu 26th - Residency Finale, 7.00pm, Treowen Manor

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Wye Valley Music 2019/2020 Season Events

Violin and Piano Recital
Sun 15th Sept, 7:30 - Monmouth School for Girls
        MARY HOFMAN - violin
        RICHARD ORMROD - piano
PROGRAMME:
       BEETHOVEN - Violin Sonatas Nos 6, 7 and 8 (Op.30)
       SARAH LIANNE LEWIS - "Until The Thread Breaks" (special commision)
 
In autumn 2018 Mary and Richard started a project with Rhyl music club performing all ten Beethoven Violin and Piano sonatas in ten music clubs across Wales. New works by Rhian Samuel, Hilary Tann and Sarah Lianne Lewis have been commissioned for each set of sonatas and one of them will be included in each concert. This project has been generously supported by PRS Foundation's Women Make Music, The Colwinston Foundation, Ty Cerdd and Gwyneth and Tony Peters.

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Trio Damira
Sat 12th Oct, 7:30 - St Briavels Church, St Briavels
        BELA HARTMANN - piano
        OLIVER HARTMANN - violin
        MIKHAIL LEZDKAN - cello

PROGRAMME:
        HAYDN - Piano Trio no 44 in E, Hob XV/28
        RACHMANINOV - Trio Elégiaque, Op posth
        SCHUBERT - Trio in E flat, D924

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Maconchy Quartet
Sat 9th Nov, 7:30 - Bridges Centre, Monmouth
        MAREN BOSMA - violin
        ELOISE MACDONALD - violin
        JOANNA PATRICK - viola
        LILY HOPE - Cello
PROGRAMME
        HAYDN - String Quartet Op.76 No.1
        ELIZABETH MACONCHY - String Quartet No.5
        RAVEL - String Quartet

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London Klezmer Quartet
Sun 1st Dec, 7:30 - The Drill Hall, Chepstow
        ILANA KRAVITZ - violin
        SUSI EVANS - clarinet
        CAROL ISAACS - accordion
        INDRA BURACZEWSKI - double bass & vocals
 
PROGRAMME:
       BYRD - Vigilate
       GUERRERO - Ave Virgo Sanctissima
       JOUBERT - There is no rose
       BRITTEN - A Hymn to the Virgin
       PRAETORIUS - Magnificat Quinti Toni
       (with Joseph lieber, Joseph mein and In dulci jubilo)
       PARSONS - Ave Maria
       WARLOCK - Bethlehem Down

                Interval

       TAVENER - The Lamb
       LLOYD - View me, Lord
       MANZ - Even so, Lord Jesus
       TALLIS - Videte Miraculum
       DOVE - Three Kings
       HEAD - The Little Road to Bethlehem
       REYES-WALSH (arr) - I saw three ships
       BLAKE - We're walking in the air
       HAYMAN (arr.) - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
 
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Illustated talk on Debussy
Sun 19th Jan 2019, 3:00pm - Monmouth School for Girls, Monmouth
        SPEAKER - Professor Stephen Walsh,
        PIANO ILLUSTRATIONS - Clare Hammond

PROGRAMME:
       BEETHOVEN - Violin Sonatas Op.12 Nos 1, 2 and 3
       BEETHOVEN - Violin Sonata Op.24 'Spring'
       RHIAN SAMUEL - Sonata (new commision)
 
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21st Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival

Sat 15th - Sun 23rd February 2020

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Concert by Musicians from the Royal Welsh College
Sun 24th Mar, 2019, 3:00 - St Briavels Church, St Briavels
 
PROGRAMME:
 
CHARLOTTE KWOK:
       BACH: Prelude & Fugue in A Book 1 No. 19
       BEETHOVEN: Sonata in G op.14 no.2 (1st movement)
       TCHAIKOVSKY: March (Song of the Lark) from 'The Seasons'
       CHOPIN: Fantasy-Impromptu Op. 66
       BERKELEY: Concert Study in E flat

CHERYL TAN:
       MOZART: Sonata in D K576

CONCORDIA TRIO (Jose Matias, Matilde Viegas, Deva Rossi):
       SCHUMANN: Piano Trio in G minor Op.110

INTERVAL

MARK LOVEDAY, ANGHARAD JONES, SARAH VELLA:
       RACHMANINOFF: Trio Elégaique in G minor Op 5
       IRELAND: Fantasy Trio in A minor
 
The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama educates some of the most talented students from around the world, aiming to give them the technical and craft skills they'll need to succeed at the top levels of the profession.
 
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Flute and Piano Recital: Tranquillo
Sat 13th Apr, 2019 3:00 - St Briavels Church, St Briavels

        SARAH WAYCOTT - flute; HANNAH MITCHELL - piano

PROGRAMME:
       GAUBERT: Sonata No.3.
       TELEMANN: Sonata in B minor.
       REINECKE: Undine Sonata.
        *** I N T E R V A L ***
       SCRIABIN: Prelude and Nocturne for the left hand, Op.9 for solo piano
       MESSIAEN: Le Merle Noir.
       CLARKE: Orange Dawn.
       RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT: Summer Music.
       CHAMINADE: Concertino.
 
These young musicians give 'flute and piano duo' a whole new meaning through vivid and captivating performances. They have performed in many top venues and also before the Countess of Wessex for the Meningitis Trust.
 
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Piano Recital by Clare Hammond
Sat 18th May, 2019, 7:30 - St Briavels Church, St Briavels
*** Note change of venue.***
 
 
PROGRAMME:
       DEBUSSY: Selection from Preludes.
       ADES: Darkness Visible; Three Mazurkas.
       MENDELSSOHN: The Bee's Wedding.
       RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Flight of the Bumblebee.
       EWAN CAMPBELL: Flight of the Killer Bee.
       BARTOK: 6 Romanian Folk Dances.
       FINNIS: Youth.
       RACHMANINOV: Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.36.
 
Acclaimed as a pianist of "amazing power and panache" (The Telegraph), Clare Hammond is recognised for the virtuosity and authority of her performances and has developed a "reputation for brilliantly imaginative concert programmes" (BBC Music Magazine, 'Rising Star').
 
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Recital of Piano Duets by Piano Four Hands
Sat 15th Jun, 2019, 7:30 - St Briavels Church, St Briavels

 
 
 
PROGRAMME:
       MOZART: Sonata in F major K.497
       SCHUBERT: Fantasy in F minor D940.
        *** I N T E R V A L ***
       DEBUSSY: Petite Suite
       AILSA DIXON: Airs of the Seasons
       GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue.
 
Joseph Tong and Waka Hasegawa's fascinating programme brought a large and appreciative audience to Wigmore Hall, an audience well rewarded with consistently excellent musicianship and playing of high technical accomplishment. (Robert Matthew-Walker in Musical Opinion November 2013)

The now-traditional Strawberries and Fizz will be served in the Castle Moat from 6 pm: pre-booking essential.
 
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Concert by Katona Twins Guitar Duo
Sun 30th June, 2019, 7:30 - Drill Hall, Chepstow

 
 
 
PROGRAMME:
        TEDESCO: Preludes and Fugues (Well-Tempered Guitars Op.) C-sharp minor & E-major
        PIAZZOLLA: Introduccion - Otoño - Porteno
        AQUADO: Rondo in A-minor
        ALBÉNIZ (ARR. KATONA): - Asturias
        REINHARDT: Nuages - Minor Swing
        ***INTERVAL***
        PACO DE LUCIA: Taranta
        PETER KATONA: The Scandal (from the Karamazov Suite)
        TARREGA-PETER KATONA: Alhambra Inspiration - Capricho Arabe
        BERNSTEIN: From West Side Story:
               Maria - I feel Pretty - Mambo - Somewhere - America

"The brilliant Katona Twins ... Formidable virtuoso technique, their performances could hardly be bettered for charm, zest, wit and colouristic flair."Daily Telegraph

INTERVAL REFRESHMENTS: Complimentary glass of Sangria and nibbles.
 
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