There are some excellent concert series running in our area, and the well-established one in Newton Abbot / Teignmouth is now in its 73rd Season – and still going strong. So despite what we’re often been told, classical music is still very much alive in the South West. All you have to do is know where to look.
NADSA always manages to combine quality artists with great variety, and the 2018-19 Season certainly likes being no exception.
It’s great, too, to have Elaine Cocks back playing in the opening concert. Welcome home, Elaine!
Elaine Cocks (Clarinet) & Viv McLean (Piano)
Friday 21st September 2018 at 7.30 pm, Courtenay Centre, Newton Abbot
Devienne: Première Sonate for Clarinet & Fortepiano in B-flat
Françaix: Tema con Variazioni – Clarinet & Piano
Bowen: Sonata for Clarinet & Piano, Op. 109
Mayer: Raga Music for solo Clarinet
Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet & Piano (1962)
Ashburton born clarinettist, Elaine Cocks, returns to nadsa concerts teaming up with leading pianist Viv McLean (who gave a stunning solo recital for us in 2016) to explore some of the highways, and byways, of the clarinet repertoire.
Chamber Philharmonic Europe (String Orchestra)
Friday 19th October 2018 at 7.30 pm, Courtenay Centre, Newton Abbot
Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in G minor, F.Xl. No. 21
Albinoni: Adagio in G minor for String Orchestra
Hummel: Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in E-flat
Bach: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E, BWV 1042
Fauré: Pavane for Orchestra, Op. 50
Founded in 2006, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe is a fully fledged orchestra of up to sixty players but a small core ensemble of seven string players, led by violinist Michel Gershwin and featuring the solo trumpet of Cyrill Gussaroff, bring a popular selection of orchestral classics to smaller venues.
The Lisney Briggs Duo (Piano 4 Hands)
Friday 16th November 2018 at 7.30 pm, Courtenay Centre, Newton Abbot
Gál: Three Marionettes – Piano Duet, Op. 74
Mozart: Sonata for Keyboard Duet in F, K497
Schubert: Andantino Varié (from Divertissement – Piano Duet, D823)
Fauré: Dolly Suite – Piano Duet, Op. 56
Ravel: Ma Mère l’Oye – Piano Duet (1908 – 10)
Two highly regarded British pianists and chamber musicians, James Lisney and Sara Beth Briggs, combine their skills in an exciting programme of music for Piano – Four Hands. You can be assured of wonderful music making with an informative and amusing presentational style.
Fitzwilliam String Quartet & Anna Tilbrook (Piano)
Sunday 20th January 2019 at 3.00 pm, Courtenay Centre, Newton Abbot
Glazunov: Two Noveletten (from 5 Noveletten, Op. 15)
Suk: Meditation on a Bohemian Chorale, Op. 35a
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K414
Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84
The internationally famous Fitzwilliam String Quartet makes its third appearance at nadsa concerts, but this time it is joined by Anna Tilbrook – one of Britain’s most exciting pianists with an enviable reputation as an accompanist and chamber musician. Expect a masterly interpretation of Elgar’s famous Piano Quintet.
Martin James Bartlett (Piano)
Sunday 17th February 2019 at 3.00 pm, Courtenay Centre, Newton Abbot
Bach: English Suite No. 2 in A minor,BWV807
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E, Op. 109
Schubert: 4 Impromptus, D899
Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp, OP. 30
Described as “One of the greatest up and coming piano talents in the music world,” charismatic pianist, Martin James Bartlett, was, at 17 years of age, crowned BBC Young Musician in 2014. This is your opportunity to catch him early, in what will no doubt be a most illustrious career.
Petrof Piano Trio (Violin, Cello & Piano)
Friday 15th March 2019 at 7.30 pm, Courtenay Centre, Newton Abbot
Janác̆ek: Piano Trio “Kreutzer Sonata”
Rachmaninov: Trio Élégiaque in G minor (1892)
Dvor̆ák: Piano Trio No. 2 in G minor, Op. 26
The Petrof Piano Trio hails from the Czech Republic and is unmatched in its interpretation of works by the Bohemian masters. Janác̆ek’s first string quartet, “Kreutzer Sonata”, arranged for the Trio by the leading Czech musicologist, Milos̆ S̆tĕdron̆at, is something not to be missed.
Divertimento String Quartet & Judith Hall (Flute)
Saturday 13th April 2019 at 7.30 pm, Performing Arts Centre,Teignmouth Community School
Mozart: Quartet for Flute, Violin, Viola & Cello in D, K285
Panufnik: Hommage à Chopin for Flute & Strings
Rossini: Flute Quartet in G (No. 1 of 6 Sonate a Quattro)
Bruch: String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 9
Popular, locally based leading flautist, Judith Hall, will make a welcome return to nadsa concerts, when she joins the Plymouth based Divertimento String Quartet for a varied programme of music making to entertain, amuse and inspire: a fitting end to the season.
Ticketing Information: Online at www.nadsa.co.uk
Adults – £13 bought in advance or £15 on the door
Students* – £2
School children* – Free when accompanied by an adult
(* subject to availability)
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ON THE DOOR: On the night of the performance
(image: Elaine Cocks and Viv McLean)
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