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Due to the increase in the incidence of covid 19 (coronavirus) we have taken the decision to CANCEL

 

This concert has been CANCELLED as a precautionary measure.

 

 

Dunedin Consort

John Butt Director

Mhairi Lawson Soprano

 

Purcell: Songes & Ayres

 

Thursday 4 June 2020, 7:30pm

St John's Church

Dumfries

 

Tickets online via the website or by telephoning Jane on 01387 820848

 

Concert sponsored by Music in Dumfries

CANCELLED

Clare Hammond, piano

Re-sheduled

 Tuesday

2nd March 2021

A season ticket admits to all six concerts with a significant saving

SOUNDS BAROQUE - Friday 11 October 2019 - 7:30 pm -St John's Church, Dumfries

TRIO VOLANT - Friday 15 november 2019 - 7:30 PM - st John's Church , Dumfries

ROBERT MAX - THURSDAY 12 December 2019 - 7:30 pm - moat brae, george street, Dumfries

Friday 11 October 2019

 

7.30 pm at St John’s Church, Lovers Walk, Dumfries

 

SOUNDS BAROQUE

Julian Perkins harpsichord and director; Sophie Barber violin; Karin Björk violin; John Salter cello; Ed Ballard bass-baritone

 

PROGRAMME

KINDRED SPIRITS - virtuosic trio sonatas by Antonio Vivaldi and Georg Philipp Telemann performed alongside lovelorn cantatas by George Frideric Handel; plus solo keyboard sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti and baroque inspired modern works by Stephen Dodgson.

 

Since its creation in 2005 by director Julian Perkins, Cambridge based Sounds Baroque has devoted itself to conveying the thrilling theatricality and intense passion of music of the 17th and 18th centuries.  Comprising some of the finest period instrumentalists of our times, Sounds Baroque has collaborated with many eminent singers and actors and for this concert is joined by the young British opera singer, bass-baritone Ed Ballard.

 

 

Friday 15 November 2019

 

7.30 pm at St John’s Church, Lovers Walk, Dumfries

 

TRIO VOLANT (wind trio)

Richard Beards bassoon; Tom Evans clarinet; Beatrice Hubble oboe

 

PROGRAMME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Formed in 2010 whilst the members were studying at the Royal Northern College of Music, Trio Volant regularly gives formal recitals and lunchtime concerts around Manchester and the North West of England, where they are based.  Between them, they have a wealth of solo, chamber music and orchestral experience.  As a trio, they particularly enjoy opportunities to perform the lesser known reed trio chamber music repertoire.

 

 

Thursday 12 December 2019 *

 

7.30 pm in the Drawing Room, Moat Brae House, George Street, Dumfries

 

ROBERT MAX, cello

 

PROGRAMME

Johann Sebastian Bach – Six Suites for Solo Cello

 

Cellist Robert Max is no stranger to Music in Dumfries audiences, having visited several times with the Barbican Trio.  For the first time, he is presenting this unique programme of Bach’s six suites for solo cello, featuring the beautiful “Comte de Saveuse” Stradivarius cello, dating from 1726, together with the sixth suite performed as Bach intended on a 5-stringed cello.

Robert has a busy performing, teaching and coaching career and holds a number of prestigious academic and directing appointments.

 

*Please note the different venue for this concert and it is on Thursday, not Friday

 

 

Rossini

Beethoven

Canteloube

Beethoven

Milhaud

Cecilia McDowall

Barber of Seville Overture

Variations on Là ci darem la mano from Don Giovanni

Rustiques

Trio in C Op. 87

Pastorale Op. 147

Century Dances

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CATRIONA MORISON and MALCOLM MARTINEAU - Friday 17 january 2020

CLARE HAMMOND - SATURDAY 28 march 2020 - 7:30 pm - st john's Church , Dumfries

Friday 17 January 2020

7.30 pm at St John’s Church, Lovers Walk, Dumfries

CATRIONA MORISON mezzo soprano

MALCOLM MARTINEAU piano

 

PROGRAMME:

Grieg Op 48

Schumann Frauenliebe

          Interval

Schumann Mary Stuart Lieder

Brahms Dein blaues Auge, Alte Liebe, Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer, Geheimnis, Meine Liebe ist grün

Gurney Sleep

Vaughan Williams Silent Noon

Howells King David

 

Scottish mezzo soprano Catriona Morison studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and at the University of the Arts in Berlin.  In 2017, she became the first British and Scottish singer to win the main prize, as well as the song prize at Cardiff Singer of the World.  Catriona has been guest artist at many European opera houses.  She has also performed with the Scottish Opera and has given recitals in several British and German cities as well as at the Edinburgh International Festival and, as a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, at the Wigmore Hall.

 

Recognised as one of the leading accompanists of his generation, Malcolm Martineau has worked with many of the world’s greatest singers, including, amongst others, Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Janet Baker, Anna Netrebko and Bryn Terfel.  He has presented his own series at Wigmore Hall and at the Edinburgh Festival and has appeared throughout Europe, North America and Australia.  He holds an honorary doctorate at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire and was appointed International Fellow of Accompaniment in 2009.

Saturday 28 March 2020*

 

7.30 pm at St John’s Church, Lovers Walk, Dumfries

 

CLARE HAMMOND, piano

 

PROGRAMME

Mendelssohn                              Songs Without Words, Op. 67

Beethoven                                  Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2 No. 3

Robert Schumann                      Humoreske, Op. 20

Sally Beamish                            Voices in Silence (2004)

Earl Wild/George Gershwin       3 virtuoso etudes after Gershwin, Nos.7, 4 and 6

                                                   i  Fascinatin’ Rhythm  ii  Embraceable You

                                                   iii  I Got Rhythm

 

Acclaimed as a pianist of “amazing power and panache” (The Telegraph), Clare Hammond is recognised for the virtuosity and authority of her performances.  In 2016 she won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s ‘Young Artist Award’ in recognition of outstanding achievement and in 2020 she gives her debut recital for the International Piano Series at the Southbank Centre in London.

 

*Please note – this concert is on Saturday, not Friday

 

 

FITZWILLIAM STRING QUARTET - Friday 21 February 2020 - 7:30 pm - St john's church, Dumfries

Friday 21 February 2020

 

7.30 pm at St John’s Church, Lovers Walk, Dumfries

 

FITZWILLIAM STRING QUARTET

Lucy Russell violin; Andrew Roberts violin; Alan George viola; Sally Pendlebury cello

 

PROGRAMME

The Earl of Kellie          String quartet in C minor

Franz Schubert             String quartet in A minor

Dimitri Shostakovich     String quartet No. 12

 

The Fitzwilliam String Quartet (FSQ) is now one of the longest established string quartets in the world and possibly unique in having reached a half century with an original player, Alan George, still on board.  International recognition came early for the FSQ, as the first group to record and perform all fifteen Shostakovich string quartets, drawing on the players’ personal connection and musical friendship with the composer.  This concert is part of a series of performances to celebrate the FSQ’s 50th anniversary.

 

 

POSTPONED

Until Tuesday

2nd March 2021

Due to the increase in the incidence of covid 19 (coronavirus) we have taken the decision to postpone this concert until later in the year

 

This concert has been postponed as a precautionary measure.

 

We will keep you posted about plans to re-schedule this concert in line with public health advice.

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