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‘Spring Season’


A Series of Four Concerts


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8 pm



Haydn (arr. Perry)     Divertimento

Debussy (arr.)            Petite Suite

Berio                          Opus Number 2

Ibert                           Trois Pièces Brèves

Milhaud                       Le Cheminée du Roi Rene

Patterson                    Comedy for Winds

“Pure pleasure ... This in short is wind quintet playing of great distinction ..... Strongly recommended”.

Gramophone Magazine

£9(£8 FOSJ), £7 senior citizens, £4 students








8 pm

JANA NOVAKOVA - VIOLIN                           

Mozart           Sonata in E minor, KV 304

Dvorak           Sonata in F, Op.57

Beethoven      Sonata No.1 in D, Op.12

Saint-Saens    Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso

This young Czech violinist is already a top prize winner at several national and international competitions. After studying at the Prague Conservatory she moved to London to study at the Royal College of Music. This year’s diary has included appearances with the Prague Philharmonia Orchestra, recitals the Prague Spring Festival and concerts throughout Europe including Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, Poland, Belarus as well as the UK. She has recently made her Wigmore Hall debut playing Dvorak, Schubert and Szymanowski as well as given her first recital at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall.

Tickets £8(£7FOSJ), £6 senior citizens, £4 students






8 pm

  RED PRIEST presents                                               

‘Nightmare in Venice’ or ‘Demon Baroque’

Castello          Sonata ‘In Stilus Phantasticus’

Handel           Trio Sonata in F Major Op.2 no.4

Purcell, Johnson, Le Strange     Fantasy Suite of Witches, Fairies and  


Tartini            The Devil’s Trill

Bach               Trio Sonata

Vivaldi            Concerto Grosso in D minor

Leclair            Demon Airs

Corelli             La Folia

Red Priest is the hottest property in baroque music. They are one of the major success stories on the international Early Music scene today. Named after the flame-haired priest, Antonio Vivaldi, this extraordinary English ensemble has redefined the art of baroque music performance, combining the fruits of extensive research with swashbuckling virtuosity, creative re-composition, heart-on-sleeve emotion and compelling stagecraft. Red Priest performs in many of the most prestigious festivals in Europe and the USA and records exclusively for Dorian Recordings. Gramophone magazine described Red priest as “The UK’s most dynamic, theatrical and outrageously different baroque ensemble” whilst international music critics have described their style as ‘electrifying’, ‘immaculately forged’ and  ‘brilliant and inspired’. Hear for yourselves. “Deeply and genuinely emotive” - BBC Music Magazine

Tickets £9(£8FOSJ), £7 senior citizens, £4 students





8 pm


NEMO BRASS QUINTET                               

‘Inspirational’ - The Times

A much awaited return by this popular ensemble. Since its formation at the Royal Northern College of Music, the Nemo Brass Quintet has striven to remain at the forefront of brass chamber music. Distinctive sound, impeccable ensemble, stunning virtuosity and warm, friendly stage presence has won critical acclaim and admiration. Their competition success is an unprecedented achievement for brass quintet.

Tickets £8(£7FOSJ), £6 senior citizens, £4 students


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