Spring Bank Arts are delighted to bring you the fifth season of Coffee Concerts for Spring 2017.
Hallé cellist Dale Culliford has created another series of chamber music bringing you some of the most famous and well-loved works from Mozart and Schubert, through to pastoral oboe music and exotic Hungarian string music. The first concert on March 19th includes beautiful and fresh music that deserves an established place in concert halls everywhere. Dohnányi’s String Trio is a strong and spirited work full of rhythmic Magyar influences and haunting melodies. Adding Hallé co-principal oboist Hugh McKenna to the string trio creates the lovely sound of the oboe quartet. He will perform two works; the first by the English composer Ernest Moeran – a beautiful work infused with Norfolk folk melodies, and to conclude the concert, Mozart’s famous and virtuosic oboe quartet.
The second concert on April 23rd brings you one of the most famous and well-loved pieces of chamber music – Schubert’s String Quintet in C major, with two cellists. Hallé Principal cellist Nicholas Trygstad will be joined by colleagues from the Hallé and Manchester Camerata. This is one of the most often selected pieces of music on Desert Island Discs – usually the opening of the sublime slow movement is given air-time on that show. Come and hear the whole piece performed by top Manchester musicians in the lovely surroundings of Spring Bank Arts. The first piece in the programme will be the jaunty and tuneful Italian Serenade by Hugo Wolf.
To round off the Coffee Concerts in 2017 there will be another weekend of piano events. On May 21st the Coffee Concert will feature two works for piano and string trio by Mozart and Fauré. Performed by pianist Paul Janes, and string players from the Hallé both these works contain stirring and passionate music, using the colours of the stringed instruments combined with piano to great effect. In addition to the Sunday Coffee Concert Spring Bank Arts are thrilled to welcome the Scott Brothers Duo on the evening of Saturday 20th May. Jonathan and Tom Scott are a world-class piano duet, having performed all over the world and recorded many CD’s for their own label. They will perform a programme of virtuosic piano duet music including some of their own arrangements and compositions as well as music by Liszt, Dvorak and Debussy.
All the Coffee Concerts begin at 11.30am with coffee and delicious cake served from 11am (included in the ticket price). Coffee Concerts have long been established in the British music world. Think the Wigmore Hall experience on your own doorstep with high quality professional musicians enjoying playing for you in the beautiful ambience and exceptional acoustic of Spring Bank Arts. Tickets sell fast for these concerts – so don’t miss out.
Ticket prices for these Sunday Coffee Concert are £13.00 each or £32.00 for a season ticket. A season ticket is for all three of the Sunday Coffee concerts.
All tickets are available at Spring Bank Arts office, High Street Books and Recorders in the centre of New Mills or online at www.wegottickets.com
Tickets on sale now and are selling quickly so please get your tickets fast