Maiastra returns to St Anne’s

On Saturday 26 August at 7.30pm a group of supremely talented young musicians, led by Arisa Fujita, the leader of the prize-winning Swiss Gemeaux Quartett, will perform one of Haydn’s last string quartets, that in G major Op. 77 No 1, a very early work by Webern, his Rondo for String Quarter (1906) and Brahms’s Quartet No 2 in A minor, Op. 51 No. 2. For further information about Maiastra please visit the website at www.maiastra.org.

St. Anne’s Recitals JULY-SEPTEMBER 2017

July 30
AFTERNOON SONG 1
In the first of three song recitals given at St. Anne’s, Soprano Milly Forrest performs Schumann’s seminal song cycle Frauenliebe und Leben. Accompanied by Melina Karagianni, she will also present a selection of English songs by Vaughan Williams and Quilter.

August 6
VIVALDI CONCERTO MACHINE
An opportunity to come and hear London’s most exciting up-and-coming Baroque-Meets-Psychedelic-Improv collective. The collective includes Keyboards, Violins, Flutes, Theorbo and Electric Guitar, reimagining music by Biber and Bach.

August 13
AFTERNOON SONG 2
Stephen Fort is a Bass Baritone post-graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music In Manchester. In the second instalment of Song and Lied at St. Anne’s, he presents a programme of Lied by Schubert and Strauss.

August 20
RAINFOREST JOURNEY
Drawing on instruments collected from a lifetime’s study and travel, Sue Shorter creates a hypnotic rainforest soundscape, also featuring African, Latin and Middle Eastern percussion, bamboo flute and goat bells.

August 27
PIANO FOCUS No. 3
Internationally-renowned German concert pianist, Valentin Schiedermair, gave his debut at the sold-out Berlin Philharmonic Hall. Now based in  London, we welcome him to St. Anne’s to give a recital of Bach, Beethoven and Chopin. [ NB this is a programme change with effect from 4th August 2017 ] 

September 3
MAHLER’S 4th SYMPHONY
In this season’s final concert we welcome back Finnegan Downie Dear to conduct the St. Anne’s Festival Orchestra in a performance of Mahler’s classically infused 4th Symphony, in an arrangement for chamber orchestra by Klaus Simon.

AFTERNOON SONG 1 – July 30

In the first of three song recitals given at St. Anne’s, Soprano Milly Forrest performs Schumann’s seminal song cycle Frauenliebe und Leben. Accompanied by Melina Karagianni, she will also present a selection of English songs by Vaughan Williams and Quilter.

PIANO SERIES No. 2

July 9

Miguel Sousa has performed extensively throughout Europe and America. This concert is part of the European Tour 2017, where Miguel is performing in more than 10 countries with the programme Musical Images. A whole spectrum of works by Schumann, Bartok, Ravel, Mendelssohn, and Prokofiev will demonstrate music’s unique ability to depict vivid pictures.

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