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September 2021

  Magnus Johnston violin Guy Johnston cello Tom Poster piano Schubert Notturno in E flat, D.897 Schumann Piano Trio No.2 in F, Op.80 Schubert Piano Trio No.1 in B flat, D.898 Guy & Magnus Johnston and Tom Poster have worked together for almost twenty years and were founder members of the award-winning Aronowitz Ensemble, an ensemble of six strings and piano with which they continue to perform. The Aronowitz Ensemble’s flexible approach to programming chamber music meant that the trio…

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October 2021

  ARMONICO CONSORT & BAROQUE PLAYERS ENGLISH CORNETT & SACKBUT ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR  CHRISTOPHER MONKS HEINRICH BIBER MISSA SALISBURGENSIS À 53 ALESSANDRO STRIGGIO MISSA SOPRA ECCO SÌ BEATO GIORNO (60 - PART MASS) THOMAS TALLIS SPEM IN ALIUM Over the past 20 years, Armonico Consort has secured a reputation for staging spectacular large-scale concerts in ‘medieval surround sound’ which have earned us several 5 star reviews in the national press along the way. What better way to celebrate our 20th birthday milestone than…

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CBSO: James Ehnes

October 9th 7:30 pm

  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra With James Ehnes (Violin) Conducted by Finnegan Downie Dear   Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3 in G Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F ‘Pastoral’  

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  Boris Godunov (Mussorgsky) - Recorded Broadcast Bass René Pape, the world’s reigning Boris, reprises his tremendous portrayal of the tortured tsar caught between grasping ambition and crippling paranoia, kicking off the highly anticipated 2021–22 Live in HD season. Conductor Sebastian Weigle leads Mussorgsky’s masterwork, a pillar of the Russian repertoire, in its original 1869 version. Stephen Wadsworth’s affecting production poignantly captures the hope and suffering of the Russian people, as well as the title ruler himself. Rene Pape headlines…

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  ALISTAIR MCGOWAN - The Piano Show "The classical concert you’ve always wanted to see” A unique mix of classic comedy and classical music Following the surprise success of his Sony album, which reached No 1 in the UK Classical Album charts, comes Alistair McGowan’s new show, combining his talents as master impressionist and comedian with his new-found talent as a classical pianist! Join Alistair as he plays classical gems by Glass, Chopin, Gershwin, Grieg, Debussy, Tiersen and Satie -…

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  Tamsin Waley-Cohen violin Emma Parker violin Ann Beilby viola Nathaniel Boyd cello Mozart String Quartet No.18 in A, K.464 Judith Weir String Quartet Brahms String Quartet in B flat, Op.67 The Albion Quartet were booked at short notice to play for us in November 2020, after the Calidore String Quartet were stranded in the USA by Covid – only for their concert too to be wiped out by lockdown rules. So it is a particular pleasure that we have…

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  Fire Shut Up in My Bones (Terence Blanchard / Libretto by Kasi Lemmons) - MET Premiere Live Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award–winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir. The first opera by a Black composer presented on the Met stage and featuring a libretto by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, the opera tells a poignant and profound story about a young man’s journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship.…

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November 2021

  Edward Dusinberre violin Harumi Rhodes violin Richard O’Neill viola András Fejér cello Mozart String Quartet No.15 in D minor, K.421 Dutilleux String Quartet Ainsi La Nuit Smetana String Quartet No.1 in E minor From My Life The Takács Quartet has long been renowned for the vitality of its interpretations. Formed in 1975 at the Franz Liszt Academy in Hungary, they are now based at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where they are Christoffersen Faculty Fellows. They perform eighty concerts…

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The Musical Storytellers

November 13th 11:00 am

BOOKING INFORMATION: Due to the limited size of The Coach House Theatre, customers will be asked to wear face coverings beyond 19th July. The Musical Storytellers bring well-known classical music, and the story of that music, to young audiences. With inventive, innovative and humerous presentation, children (and adults) will be entranced and entertained as they listen to the music and stories. Both educational and fun, these programmes offer an enjoyable introduction to a range of music, and numerous cross-curricular opportunities for…

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December 2021

MET Broadcast: Eurydice

December 4th 5:55 pm

  Eurydice (Matthew Aucoin / Libretto by Sarah Ruhl) - MET Premiere Live The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempts to harness the power of music to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld, has inspired composers since opera’s earliest days. Rising American composer Matthew Aucoin now carries that tradition into the 21st century with a captivating new take on the story. With a libretto by MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient Sarah Ruhl, adapted from her acclaimed 2003 play, the…

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