Woodbridge Chamber Concerts return in May for a third season at St Mary’s. The centrepiece of this year’s events will be guest pianist Iain Burnside (right), a WCC patron, who will accompany two excellent young singers. Iain may already be known to you as the Sony Award winning presenter of a regular Sunday morning programme on Radio 3, but he is also a prolific accompanist, much in demand at the Wigmore Hall and St John’s, Smith Square.
On Saturday 8 May, Iain will accompany the soprano Natalya Romaniw (below), a Song Finalist in the 2009 Cardiff Singer of the World Contest. The evening will celebrate the variety and beauty of twentieth century English song, with works by Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, Warlock, Finzi and Britten.
On the previous evening, Friday 7 May, the Appassionata Piano Trio with Sophie Stanley, viola, will perform works by Bridge, Schumann and Brahms. These young musicians met at the Royal College of Music, and are dedicated to playing chamber music. In the afternoon they are offering an open rehearsal to any young instrumentalists who wish to see a professional rehearsal in action.
The series concludes on Saturday 5 June with the return of the Heath Quartet, who made such a tremendous impression last year. The quartet will play works by two giants of the chamber repertoire: Beethoven’s powerful Opus 127 String Quartet and Schubert’s magnificent String Quintet, the latter with prize-winning cellist Philip Higham completing the ensemble.
All three concerts start at 7.30 pm. Tickets cost from £6 to £16, with a special season ticket offer available if purchased by 31 March.
Further details on www.woodbridgechamberconcerts.org
Tickets from John Treadway (Tel: 01986 798324)
From 1 April tickets also on sale at Browsers Bookshop, Woodbridge
Come and enjoy some brilliant music-making in a lovely setting!
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