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September 2024

VOCES8

September 13th 7:30 pm

  The 2023 Grammy-nominated British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is proud to inspire people through music and share the joy of singing. Touring globally, the group performs an extensive repertory both in its a cappella concerts and in collaborations with leading musicians, orchestras and conductors. Versatility and a celebration of diverse musical expression are central to the ensemble’s performance and education ethos which is shared both online and in person. VOCES8 is the flagship ensemble of the VOCES8 Foundation which actively promotes ‘Music Education For All’, reaching up…

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  Angela Hewitt piano  PROGRAMME: Scarlatti Sonatas: Kk322 in A; Kk145 in D; Kk 417 in D minor; Kk460 in C; Kk519 in F minor; Kk466 in F minor J.S. Bach Partita No.1 in B-flat, BWV825 Brahms Piano Sonata No.3 in F minor, Op.5 Angela Hewitt occupies a unique position among today’s leading pianists. With a wide-ranging repertoire and frequent appearances in recital and with major orchestras throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia, she is also an award-winning recording artist whose performances…

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October 2024

Stephen Hough

October 19th 7:30 pm

  One of the UKs most celebrated and established musicians, Stephen Hough returns to Malvern for the first time since March 2020. He does so with two of the biggest piano works in the nineteenth-century repertoire: Schumann’s Fantasie in C (written to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Beethoven’s death and dedicated to Franz Liszt) and Liszt’s own monumental Sonata in B Minor. As he did in 2020, Stephen Hough also adds one of his own compositions to the repertoire, his…

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  Alasdair Beatson piano Gareth Hulse oboe Richard Hosford clarinet Ursula Leveaux bassoon Richard Watkins horn PROGRAMME: Beethoven Piano Quintet in E flat Op.16 Poulenc Trio for piano, oboe and bassoon Ibert Trio for oboe, clarinet and bassoon Stravinsky Three Pieces for solo clarinet Mozart Piano Quintet in E flat K452 Chamber Ensemble in Residence at Wigmore Hall, the Nash has been presenting an annual themed series there since 1979. The ensemble’s 2023–24 season at Wigmore Hall was entitled ‘Songs from my Homeland – Music from the Czech Lands with…

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November 2024

  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Bach Brandenburg Concertos 2-6 Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos present one of music’s great riddles. Their history reads like the script for classic adventure caper:  we don’t know why Bach gifted them as a set to the Margrave of Brandenburg or exactly what he did with them; they were then ‘lost’ in the library of a Princess for around a century before being rediscovered and published in 1850; and the manuscript was nearly lost for…

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  Maria Włoszczowska violin Alasdair Beatson piano PROGRAMME: Schubert Sonata in A D.574 Grand Duo Fauré Violin Sonata No.2 in E minor Op.108 Schubert Sonata in A minor D.385 Richard Strauss Sonata for violin and piano in E flat, Op.18 Polish violinist Maria Włoszczowska is recognised for her versatile musicianship, performing as soloist, director/concertmaster, and chamber musician. Recent career highlights include her BBC Proms solo debut with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Dinis Sousa, her New York recital debut at 92NY with Jeremy Denk and directing…

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January 2025

  Veronik a Jarůšková violin Marek Zwiebel violin Šimon Truszka viola Peter Jarůšek cello PROGRAMME: Dvorak Cypresses Martinů String Quartet No.5 Smetana From my life Revered across the globe for its richness of timbre, infectious passion and intuitive rapport, the Pavel Haas Quartet is firmly established as one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles. It performs at the world’s most prestigious venues, including Wigmore Hall, London; Philharmonie and Konzerthaus, Berlin; Musikverein, Vienna; Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg; Concertgebouw and Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam; Tonhalle, Zürich; Théâtre de la Ville, Paris; Accademia di Santa…

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February 2025

  Roderick Williams baritone Carolyn Sampson soprano Joseph Middleton piano PROGRAMME: Sounds and Sweet Airs Shakespeare in Song – a prologue, five acts and an epilogue Songs by Schubert, Schumann, Wolf, Haydn, Poulenc, Britten, Sullivan, Ireland , Vaughan Williams, Gurney, Parry, Bridge, Coleridge-Taylor, Roderick Williams and others Roderick Williams is one of the UK’s most sought-after baritones and is constantly in demand on the concert platform and in recital, performing repertoire from the baroque to world premieres. He is also an established composer and…

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April 2025

  Alexander Sitkovetsky violin Wu Qian piano Isang Enders cello PROGRAMME: Lena Sierova Piano Trio (new work) Beethoven Trio in D Op.70 No.1 Ghost Ravel Trio in A minor The Sitkovetsky Trio has established itself as an exceptional piano trio. Their thoughtful and committed approach has brought the ensemble critical acclaim and invitations to renowned concert halls around the world including Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Palais des Beaux Arts, Museé du Louvre, l’Auditori Barcelona, Wigmore Hall and Lincoln Center New York. Recently, the trio received…

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May 2025

  Prepare to hear Aled Jones as you’ve never heard him before. He was the boy treble who captivated the world with his angelic voice. Selling over seven million albums, Aled was the original, classical crossover star. His recording of Walking in the Air, from the animated film The Snowman, firmly established him as a household name and he has become an integral part of the nation's festivities. Equally at home on the classical stage, or starring in musical theatre productions in London…

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