Fundraising Concerts & Special Events

20TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT AT WIGMORE HALL

31 MAR 2020, 7.30pm

Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary at the Wigmore Hall and we’d love you to join us! Tickets are now available from the Wigmore Hall website.

A host of wonderful musicians and British music of various periods and styles forms the heart of this anniversary celebration:

David Adams (violin), Malin Broman (violin), Matthew Truscott (violin), Tom Dunn (viola), Tom Hankey (violin), Lawrence Power (viola), Malin William-Olsson (Viola), Kate Gould (cello), Robin Michael (cello), Alice Neary (cello), Robert Plane (clarinet), Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano), Daniel Tong (piano)

Frank Bridge – Phantasy Piano Quartet in F sharp minor

Huw Watkins – Piano Quartet

Henry Purcell – Selection of Fantasias

Benjamin Britten – Lachrymae: Reflections on a Song of John Dowland Op. 48

Herbert Howells – Rhapsodic Quintet Op. 31

Colin Matthews – Piano Trio No. 2 ‘Hidden Agenda’

Frank Bridge – Piano Quintet

We hope to see you there!

Clytha Park – DISCOVERY WEEKEND

18 – 19 April, 2020, Clytha Park, Abergavenny, NP7 9BW

Daniel Tong – piano, Krysia Osostowicz – violin

How did three master composers, Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms, set about composing for violin and piano?

Join us for a weekend at magnificent Clytha Park, to explore what is arguably each composer’s masterpiece in the genre: Beethoven’s Sonata in G, Op. 96, Schubert’s Sonata in A, D574 and Brahms’ Sonata in G, Op. 78. Using the resident Broadwood piano and live illustrations in order to make their insights audible, Daniel Tong and Krysia Osostowicz will lead us through these unique creations, helping us to understand the particular voice of each composer and some of the craft that allowed the construction of these masterpieces.

Add to this the biography surrounding the Sonatas in question and our weekend gains further intrigue. Why was Brahms’ G major Sonata so beloved of Clara Schumann and what is at the heart of the nostalgic and enigmatic finale, based on the earlier song, ‘Regenlied’? How did the playing of the ageing violin virtuoso, Pierre Rode, contribute to the style and shape of Beethoven’s G major sonata?

The weekend will include study sessions, performances, discussion and Q&A as well as meals with the musicians and hosts.

Price includes all sessions, garden visit and dinner on Saturday; study sessions, lunch and final concert on Sunday. Recommended local accommodation available on request.

£150 per person, £80 per individual day. Priority given to those attending for the full weekend. To reserve a place please visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/wyevalleyfestival or for more information, email Rhian at info@wyevalleyfestival.com. Numbers strictly limited. Early booking is encouraged.

 

Krysia & Dan ©SaraLipowitz