August 2016 Music Festival



20 lunchtime concerts beginning at 1.00 pm



Monday 1st

          Tessa Uys, piano   Martyn Noble, organ

To open the festival in which we celebrate Franz Joseph Haydn, we have two of the master’s concertos for piano, the C major Hob. XV111:1 and D major  Hob. XV111:11, sandwiching the sonata for piano in B minor. Hob XVl:32


Tuesday 2nd


          Anna Le Hair, piano    Arwen Newband, violin    Sarah Boxall, cello

Our first piano trio this year perform Haydn’s Trio in C minor, Hob XV: 13,  together with the Piano Trio in D minor  Op 32 by Anton Arensky, a lovely comination.


Wednesday 3rd

          Nigel Foster, piano      Sarah Campbell, trumpet 

A rare opportunity to hear Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, Hob 7e/1 as part of this programme.  Almost certainly the most popular concerto of all of ‘Papa’s’ output, composed in 1796.


Thursday 4th

          Christian Valle, bass baritone    Dylan Perez, piano

A Norwegian singer and an American pianist combine to perform the great song cycle Songs and Dances of Death by Mussorgsky.  Their programme will include one of Haydn’s best known solos for keyboard, the Andante with variations, also known as Un piccolo divertimento, Hob, XV11: 6. 


Friday 5th

          Rosamund Harpur, flute    Eric Wolfe-Gordon, oboe                                                                                       William White, clarinet 

In her return visit to the festival, Rosamund brings with her two friends to play a programme which will include Haydn’s London Trio I in C major, and a new work written especially for the group by Ray Leung, a world premier


Monday 8th

          Max Mausen, clarinet         Scott Lowryviolin      Sergio Serracello 

A rare opportunity to listen to two of three trios by Haydn composed for the Clarinettte d’Mour, an 18C development of the clarinet, comparable to the Basset Horn,  as well as the trio Serenade by Hans Gal of the last century.


Tuesday 9th

          Natalie Davies, mezzo soprano     Edward Liddall, piano

A highlight of their programme will be the dramatic scena by Haydn, his Ariadne auf Naxos, together with the masters’ Arietta con variazioni in E flat  Hob: XVII 2b for piano solo.


Wednesday 10th


          Iain Gibbs, violin    David Larkin, violin    Mark Gibbs, viola                                                                             Hannah Lewis, cello.

In the first of their four concerts this year the MSQ will perform Haydn’s  amazing Seven Last Words of Our Saviour On the Cross adapted for the string quartet in 1787 from the original orchestral composition.


Thursday 11th   

          Lisa Bucknell, viola    Alexandra Lomeiko, violin 

This two-some will perform Haydn’s sonata for violin and viola,  Mozart’s sonata for violin and viola No1 K423 and MartinĂ…Â¯’s  3 Madrigals for violin and viola H.313  -  a rare opportunity to listen to these madrigals!


Friday 12th        

          Sholto Kynoch, piano    Kaija Lukas, violin    Anna Menzies, cello  

In their very welcome return to the summer chamber music festival the trio will perform Haydn’s Piano Trio Hob. XV no. 30 in E flat, together with one of Beethoven’s early trios!


Monday 15th     

          Edward Liddall, piano    Oliver Cave, violin    Sophie Haynes, cello

The Piano Trio by Haydn, The Gypsy, Hob, XV:25 plus dedications to pianist Therese Jansen Bartolozzi.


Tuesday 16th

          Chad Vindin, piano 

Haydn’s Sonata in D  Hob Xvi 42,  Mozart’s Sonata in A, K331 and Rondo in Am, together with the Beethoven Sonata in Em Op 90.  What more could we wish for?


Wednesday 17th


          Iain Gibbs, violin   David Larkin, violin   Mark Gibbs, viola                                                                               Hannah Lewis, cello.

For the second of their concerts the MSQ will highlight another two of Haydn’s ‘named’ quartets, the brilliantly imaginative Op 76 No 2, the Fifths, together with Sunrise, Op 76  No 4.


Thursday 18th

          Olivia Caputa, mezzo-soprano   Lawrence Halksworth, baritone,                                                                     Keval Shah, pianist      

In a programme of song entitled The Sea  -  beckoning horizons with Fauré and Berlioz;  sailors and mermaids with Thomas Arne and of course Haydn!


Friday 19th


          Libby Burgess, piano    soprano (TBA)   clarinet (TBA)

Konstellation includes the ravishing Shepherd on the Rock by Schubert and pays tribute to our Haydn celebration with the cantata, Berenice, che fai? in a beautifully balanced programme which will include works by Mozart and Weber.


Monday 22nd


          Iain Gibbs, violin    David Larkin, violin    Mark Gibbs, viola                                                                             Hannah Lewis, cello.

In this, their third recital this year, the MSQ perform Op 33  No 2, The Joke, as well as the masters’ brilliant creation for this form, The Lark, Op 64  No 5. 

Tuesday 23rd

          SONG IN THE CITY

          Harriet Burns, soprano   Rebecca Cohen, piano   

A programmme which explores the music of some of Haydn’s friends – Harriet Abrahms – Anne Hunter, including Ms Hunter’s The Mermaid Song.


Wednesday 24th


          Iain Gibbs, violin   David Larkin, violin   Mark Gibbs, viola                                                                               Hannah Lewis, cello.

And finally, for their last recital this year, the MSQ will play Haydn’s famous The Frog, Op 50  No 6, plus the Op 77 No 1 in G major.  A truly beautiful finale to their tour de force!


Thursday 25th

          Cecily Lock, piano  

For her debut at the festival, Cecily will include two of Haydn’s solo works for the keyboard.  She will open with the Sonata in E minor Hob. XVI/34 and close the recital with the Fantasia C-Dur Hob. XVII/4, 1789.


Friday 26th

          Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman, piano

By popular demand, as someone once said, the return of these four hands at one keyboard with two of Franz Joseph Haydn’s symphonies arranged for the piano                                                                                           – a BIG FINISH!!