Future Events

 

24 - 26
March
2017

 

The Third Hay Chamber Music Festival

Fitzwilliam String Quartet,
Dragonfly String Trio and
Members of Sinfonia Cymru

 

For more details, see the Home page

The Festival comprises the following three concerts
(advance booking strongly recommended):

 


Friday,
24 March

7.30pm

 

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Fitzwilliam String Quartet and
Dragonfly String Trio

St Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye

Tickets: £15     Now booking

Bruckner

Intermezzo in D minor for string Quintet

Schubert

String Trio in B flat major, D 581

Brahms

String Sextet No 2 in G major, Op 36

 

Post concert discussion with the musicians

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Saturday,
25 March

7.30pm

 

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Fitzwilliam String Quartet

Richard Booth's Bookshop, Hay-on-Wye

Tickets: £15     Now booking

J S Bach

Three Contrapuncti from The Art of Fugue

Alan Mills

Variations on a Theme of C P E Bach

Glazunov

Two Novelettes for String Quartet

Schubert

String Quartet No 14 in D minor

 

'Death and the Maiden'

 

Pre-concert suppers in the Café at £15. Limited availability. Please book when purchasing Saturday Concert tickets.

For more details, see the Home page

 


Sunday,
26 March

3.00pm

 

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Fitzwilliam String Quartet and
Members of Sinfonia Cymru

St Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye

Tickets: £15     Now booking

Mozart

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K 525

Mozart

Symphony No 29 in A major, K 201

Haydn

Symphony No 45, 'Farewell'

 

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Saturday,
22 April

7.30pm

 

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Sara Stowe (soprano) and
Chris Brannick (percussion)

St Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye

Tickets: £10     Now booking

Sara Stowe and Chris Brannick's programme weaves together the exotic sounds of tuned and un-tuned percussion and voice. Their music shows the influence on musical culture of history and ritual, which for centuries have echoed to the sounds of voices and percussion. They include delicate settings of Japanese Haiku for temple blocks and vibraphone, medieval songs accompanied by small drums, music for the Portuguese pandeiro (a type of tambourine) and jazz-influenced compositions for vibraphone and voice.

Chris and Sara's repertoire includes original works by troubadour composers, settings of texts from the Saxon period, medieval graphic scores, a modern version for voice and marimba of an Elizabethan poem and newly commissioned pieces written for them.

Sara Stowe studied piano in Harlow New Town with Virginia Black and then at the Royal College of Music where she was awarded a Foundation Scholarship. She won the Raymond Russell inter-collegiate harpsichord prize and the college continuo prize. Sara changed horses on joining James Wood's New London Chamber choir and won a British Council Bursary to study singing in Italy. She has since followed parallel careers as singer and harpsichordist.

Sara has toured many times for the British Council in Europe, South America and Egypt and appeared at festivals in Britain and Europe, particularly in Italy. She has recorded for BBC and Classic FM Radios, Chandos, Hyperion and Decca and for National Trust properties and museums. She sang and played on Radio 3's 'Georgian Pleasures', John Brewer's 'The Georgians', Radio 4 'Womans Hour', Radio 3's 'In Tune' and 'The Early Music Show'.

Sara has worked as soloist with artists including Luciano Berio, Academy of Ancient Music, New London Consort, Sinfonye, Sirinu, The Taverner Consort, Galliarda (Making Music Tour 2013), Chalemie and the Broadside Band.

Chris Brannick is a multi-instrumentalist who defies categorisation. At heart a percussionist, specialising in theatrical performance and chamber music, he's also a composer, singer, actor and writer. He has both a maths degree from Imperial College, London, and an honorary music degree from the Royal Academy of Music. Chris is on the staff of the Guildhall School of Music, a regular coach for COMA courses and gives percussion and composition workshops to advanced students. His own compositions include World Beats (published by A&C Black). Chris's arrangements feature on CDs, websites, documentaries and Children's BBC.

As soloist and as part of many ensembles he has performed and recorded throughout Europe, Australia, the Far East and America. In addition to solo work, Chris is a founder member of internationally renowned percussion iconoclasts ensemblebash. He has a special interest in Ghanaian music, in North African and Mediterranean frame drumming, and in the steel pan.

A totally engaging performer, Chris's extrovert performances have inspired numerous compositions by, amongst other composers, Peter McGarr, Paul Burnell and Stephen Montague; he also plays the classic repertoire of contemporary pieces for percussion by Frederick Rzweski, Robert Keeley and Iannis Xenakis.


Saturday,
24 June

7.30pm

 

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

St Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye

Tickets: £15


Friday,
21 July

7.30pm

 

Solem String Quartet

St Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye

Tickets: £14


Friday,
1 September

5.00pm

 

Emma Abbate and Julian Perkins
Piano Duo: Four Hands on One Piano

Dorstone House, Dorstone

Tickets: £14


Sunday,
1 October

3.00pm

 

Jayson Gillham (piano)

Dorstone House, Dorstone

Tickets: £15


Friday,
20 October

7.30pm

 

Marsyas Trio

St Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye

Tickets: £10