Since its launch in 2006, the season has evolved into a popular format, with monthly string quartet concerts in Leamington, monthly early music concerts in Warwick, the Music in the Round season starting in January and a few other events. The range of music covering many centuries and genres on offer over the next few months is as varied as ever. The closing of the Bridge House Theatre in January has meant moving the Music in the Round season to other venues. The one new venue is Victoria House in Leamington, where the annual concert featuring the 2014 Leamington Music Prize winners will take place, with tapas and wine celebrating the guitar duo’s talents.
The International String Quartet series at the Royal Pump Rooms Leamington features the Allegri Quartet (10 October), the Takacs Quartet (13 November), the Zemlinsky Quartet (28 November), Jubilee Quartet (30 January), Brodsky Quartet (20 February) and Villiers Quartet (20 March). Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven are the core composers in the programmes, but there are also quartets by Strauss, Zemlinsky and Delius, which will create extra interest for our audiences.
Before Christmas there are concerts by the Vickers Bovey Guitar Duo, winners of the 2014 Leamington Music Prize and the Mellstock Band with a Christmas programme. The Music in the Round season starts on Sunday 18 January with the Benyounes String Quartet and also includes concerts with Emma Johnson (clarinet) and John Lenehan and Ensemble 360.
K’antu Ensemble with Clifford Rose Come now, a roundel and a fairy song
The Dufay Collective Cancionero – Music for The Spanish Courts of Ferdinand and Isabella of Castille and Aragon 1470–1520
Stile Antico In dulci jubilo
She’Koyokh Music for National Holocaust Memorial Day
La Serenissima Per Monsieur Pisendel
The Bach Players Buxtehude Trio Sonata No 6 in D minor, Telemann Paris Quartet No 6 in E minor, Bach The Musical Offering BWV1079.
Allegri String Quartet Haydn Quartet in D Op 1 No 3, Strauss Quartet in D Op 2, Beethoven Quartet in Eb Op 127.Takács String Quartet Haydn Quartet in Bb Op 64 No 3, Mozart Quartet in C K465 Dissonance, Beethoven Quartet in Bb Op 130.
Zemlinsky String Quartet Beethoven Quartet in F Op 18 No 1, Zemlinsky Quartet No 3, Dvorak Quartet in G Op. 106
Jubilee String Quartet Mozart Quartet in Bb K589, Bartok Quartet No 3, Mendelssohn Quartet in A minor Op 13.
Brodsky String Quartet Schubert Quartettsatz, Beethoven Quartet in C# minor Op 131, Zemlinsky Quartet No 2.
Villiers String Quartet Haydn Quartet in F minor Op 55 No 2, Delius Quartet, Elgar Quartet in E minor Op 83
Vickers Bovey Guitar Duo Julian Vickers and Daniel Bovey, the 2014 Leamington Music Prize Winners
The Mellstock Band A seasonal mix of jovial songs, dance music and hearty carols with readings from Hardy, Dickens, Clare, George Eliot and more.
Benyounes String Quartet Haydn Quartet in C Op 54 No 2 Tost, Mendelssohn Quartet in Eb Op 12, Brahms Quartet in C minor Op 51 No 1.
Emma Johnson with John Lenehan Weber Variations on a theme from Silvana Op 33, Chopin Nocturne in G minor Op 37 No 1, Brahms Clarinet Sonata in F minor Op 120 No 1, Saint-Saëns Clarinet Sonata in E flat Op 167, Lutoslawski Dance Preludes, Bernstein Scenes from West Side Story
La Serenissima Montanari Sonata in D minor, Vivaldi Suonata a Solo fatto per Monsieur Pisendel in A RV29, Pisendel Sonata in C minor, Pisendel Sonata a Violino Solo in A minor, Albinoni Sonata in B flat So34, Vivaldi Suonata a Solo fatto per Monsieur Pisendel in F RV19.
Ensemble 360 with Polly Ives Crazy Creatures – a Family Concert
Ensemble 360 Dvorak Piano Quintet No 2 in A Op 81, Mozart Adagio and Rondo in C K617, Spohr Nonet in F Op 31.
28 November – The Zemlinsky Quartet
9 December – Stile Antico – In dulci jubilo
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