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Rhyl Music Club

North Wales International Concert Series 2017-18

7.30 pm October 4               Carducci Quartet

CarducciThe celebrated 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Award winners bring quartet playing of the highest order as they return for our 70th anniversary concert.

Mendelssohn: String Quartet op.80
Shostakovich: String Quartet no.4
Beethoven: String Quartet op.132
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7.30 pm October 18                  Sam Haywood  piano

HaywoodSam is a regular partner of the acclaimed cellist Steven Isserlis and American violinist Joshua Bell. He studied both at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna and at the Royal Academy of Music. He also composes and is regularly involved in family concerts, workshops and master classes in addition to taking part in a wide varety of non-musical interests.

Beethoven: Sonata Op 10 No 3 in D major
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Preludes Op 23 Nos 4 and 5
Felix Mendelssohn: Rondo Capriccioso
Robert Schumann: Papillons Op 2
Ravel: Sonatine
Sam Haywood: The Other Side
Frederic Chopin: Polonaise No 5 in F sharp minor Op 44

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7.30 pm November 1            Kathryn Williams  flute   Elinor Nicholson harp

WilliamsNicholsonThe recent RNCM graduates team up as a fine musical combination. Kathryn returns to the club and with a greatly increased experience of orchestral performance, concertos, ensembles, music in hospitals for children and more. Elinor recently completed her Masters degree at RNCM where she was also in the Gold Medal competition.
This concert has been organised in conjunction with Live Music Now, whose artists are not only highly accomplished musicians but are specially trained to take music out into the community for those who are unable to get to the concert hall.

Charles Rochester Young: The Lark
JS Bach: Sonata G minor BWV 1020
Bernard Andres: Narthex
Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel for alto flute and harp
Claude Debussy: Syrinx
Emily Hall: Join
Toru Takemitsu: Toward The Sea III for alto flute and harp
Marilyn Bliss: Blue Dawn
Giulio Briccialdi: Carnival of Venice

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7.30 pm November 15        Joo Yeon Sir violin Irena Andrievsky piano

Sir-AndrievskyBy popular demand, the Karl Jenkins Classical Music Award violinist again joins her Russian-born colleague, their last recital here having made an immense impression. They have performed together for many years and it shows; Irina’s husband Felix was Joo Yeon’s teacher and he also taught many others including Edward Dusinberre of the Takács Quartet.

2017 highlights for Joo Yeon include the Deutsche Grammophon CD and world premiere of Sir Karl Jenkins' "Cantata Memoria - For the Children”, and her solo CD 'Suites & Fantasies' with Irina. Please note their change of programme:

J.S.Bach - Felix Mendelssohn: Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV1004 arranged for violin and piano

Bela Bartok: Rhapsody No.1 for violin and piano   Pancho Vladigerov: Bulgarian Rhapsody "Vardar" for violin and piano

Edvard Grieg: Sonata No.2 in G major for violin and piano, Op.13

Igor Stravinsky: Divertimento after "Fairy's Kiss"

more Joo Yeon ...   more Irena ...

7.30 pm November 29            Young Musicians Concert

Providing a platform for some of the latest and most gifted young talent from across North Wales as they aspire to follow careers in music. Over the years some remarkable youngsters have graced our evenings. Llŷr Williams is a pre-eminent example. This year, Ellis Thomas (see next concert) will act as accompanist to two young cellists and we are anticipating other exciting new-comers who are already making an impact on the music scene. We have in mind piano, harp, vocal, saxophone and viola.

7.30 pm December 13                  Welsh Chamber Orchestra   Artistic Director Anthony Hose  

HoseSoloists:  Jeremy Huw Williams baritone   Ellis Thomas piano

Anthony has a long connection to our club. Tonight he brings with him both a well established singer and a rising young, and "local", pianist whose musical career we are following with great interest.

Programme includes: J. S. Bach: Piano Concerto in D-Minor BWV 1052    Eleanor Alberga: "The Soul’s Expression”.

This concert is sponsored by Pendine Park

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7.30 pm January 10                       Dinara Klinton piano

KlintonLast season's great find, the outstanding Ukrainian pianist has been performing in Europe and the USA under the "András Schiff Presents" banner. We re-booked her immediately! The Liszt means that we will have heard more than half of the Transcendentals in her two concerts.

Bach-Busoni: Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532
Medtner: Sonata in B flat major "Sonata Romantica", Op 53 No 1
Beethoven: Sonata No 28 in A, op. 101
Liszt: Transcendental Etudes nos 8-9

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7.30 pm January 24            The McLachlan family

McLachlanRuth, Matthew, Callum and Murray demonstrate their pianistic prowess in transcriptions of four of Mozart's piano quartets and Elizaveta Saul brings her quartet with three ex-Chetham’s students who performed the Schumann Quintet recently. We as a club offer them an unusual opportunity while they give us fantastic music.

W.A.Mozart: piano concertos 9, 12, 13, 14

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7.30 pm February 7                       Jonathan Radford saxophone Kaoli Ono piano

RadfordOnoThe highly gifted saxophonist on the prestigious Making Music AYCA scheme is joined by the equally impressive Kaoli from the Conservatoire de Lyon. Jonathan attended Chethams, obtained his MA in Paris where he was the first British saxophonist to enter Claude Delangle’s world famous class and now continues his studies at the Royal College of Music.
Kaoli Ono has just completed her repetiteur studies at the Paris Conservatoire including a year in Berlin.

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue for soprano, alto and tenor saxophone and piano
Debussy: Rhapsodie for alto saxophone and piano
Grieg: (violin) sonata op.8
Lauba Christian: Jungle for solo alto saxophone
Vitali Tomaso: Chaconne in G minor
Vivancos Bernat: Moustik’s Etude
Albeniz: Suite Española op.47 - # 1 Granada, #5 Asturias, #3 Sevilla
Iturralde Pedro: Pequeña Czarda

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The Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists

7.30 pm February 21           Isata, Konya and Jeneba Kanneh-Mason

isataFollowing her performance here last year with brothers Sheku and Braimah, Isata returns with two of her piano-playing sisters from this incredible family. Before each movement of the Ravel we will have the relevant poem by Aloysius Bertrand which inspired Ravel to write this music and club member Denis Pithon will help us to understand why.

Brahms: Hungarian Dances selection
Ravel: Gaspard (with poetry)
Chopin: Sonata No 3
Liszt: Sonetto del Petrarca 104
Scarlatti: Sonata K455
Haydn: Sonata E Minor XVI
Chopin: Scherzo No 3.

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7.30 pm March 7                 Jonathan Richards guitar    with Syrinx recorders

syrinxJonathan is an accomplished guitarist who has visited us many times over the years and tonight he returns with music extending from the Elizabethan age through to the early 20th century jazz period.

Syrinx is composed of Catherine Robinson (Director), Alan Collins, Carolyn Sherlock and Joy Shutt.

Jonathan: Dowland, Tansman, Tarrega and others
Syrinx: from Elizabethan to jazz
Jonathan + Syrinx: Vivaldi guitar concerto
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7.30 pm March 21                         Karolos Ensemble                    

MackenzieHarriet Mackenzie  violin  Sarah-Jane Bradley  viola  Graham Walker  cello

Harriet has been to Rhyl with Kosmos and Milos Milivojevic, with Danny Driver as a duo, and now as part of a new ensemble of eight musicians. Her other persona is as part of Retorica, a violin duo. She performs world-wide and makes recordings which tend to get rave reviews.

Schubert: String Trio in B flat, D.581
Dodgson: String Trio No.1
Beethoven: String Trio in E flat, Op.3

more Harriet ...  more Sarah-Jane ...  more Graham ...  more Karolos ...

This concert is supported with the help of the Stephen Dodgson Trust.



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