Leamington Music

2017 Leamington Music Festival Weekend

Friday 28 April – Tuesday 2 May

Doric and Jubilee String Quartets
  • Haydn String Quartet in C Op 64 No 1
  • Mozart String Quartet in Eb K428
  • Mendelssohn String Octet in Eb Op 20
Friday 28 April at 7.30pm  More...

Leonore Piano Trio
  • Haydn Piano Trio in Eb Hob XV:29
  • Schubert Twelve Landler D709 for piano solo
  • Howard Skempton Duo for violin and cello Premiere
  • Lalo Piano Trio No 3 in A minor Op 26
Saturday 29 April at 12 noon  More...

Warwickshire Music
Annual concert
Saturday 29 April at 2.30pm  More...

Dame Felicity Lott, Michael Collins and Michael McHale
  • Spohr Six German Songs Op 103
  • Britten Folksongs
  • Weber Grand Duo Concertante Op 48
  • Schubert Impromptus
  • Songs by Noel Coward
  • Saint-Saëns Clarinet Sonata in E flat Op 167
  • Schubert Shepherd on the Rock D965
Saturday 29 April at 7.30pm  More...

Raphael Wallfisch and John York
  • Schumann Adagio and Allegro in A flat Op70
  • Schubert Sonata in A minor ‘Arpeggione’ D821
  • Franck Cello Sonata in A
Sunday 30 April at 12 noon  More...

Leonore Piano Trio and Esther Sheridan
  • Why Beethoven threw the stew. An entertaining Family Concert packed with well-known tunes, surprising facts and witty anecdotes that bring Beethoven and his music to life.
Sunday 30 April at 3.00pm  More...

Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside
  • Schubert Die schöne Müllerin. Roderick Williams continues with his Schubert Project involving Leamington Music and Music in the Round. Last November he and Iain Burnside gave a memorable account of Winterreise in Warwick and the Project will be completed when Schwanengesang will be performed in the 2018 Leamington Music Festival Weekend.
Sunday 30 April at 7.30pm  More...

Frikki Walker Organ Recital
  • Fredrik Sixten Toccata Festival
  • Andrew Carter Aria
  • David German Festive Trumpet Tune
  • Franck Prelude, Fugue and Variation
  • Mendelssohn War March of the Priests
  • James Macmillan Gaudeamus in loci pace
  • Saint-Saëns The Swan
  • Piers Connor Kennedy A Scottish Fancy
  • Steiner A Summer Place
  • Frikki Walker An Oxford Elegy
  • Hovland Toccata ‘Nu la oss takke Gud’
Monday 1 May at 11.00am at All Saints Church, Leamington  More...

Kinsky Piano Trio
  • Haydn Piano Trio in F Hob XV:40
  • Schubert Notturno in E flat D897
  • Dvořák Piano Trio in F minor Op 65
Monday 1 May at 12.30pm  More...

Roderick Williams and Ensemble 360
  • Beethoven Piano Quartet in E flat Op 16
  • Maxwell Davies Sea Eagle
  • Howard Skempton The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Monday 1 May at 7.30pm  More...

Gildas String Quartet and Jack McNeill, Clarinet
  • Haydn String Quartet in A Op 20 No 6
  • Howard Skempton Clarinet Quintet
  • Schubert Quartet in C minor D703 ‘Quartettsatz’
  • Howells Rhapsodic Quintet Op 31
Tuesday 2 May at 12 noon  More...

Dante String Quartet and William Howard, Piano
  • Beethoven String Quartet in D Op 18 No 3
  • Schubert String Quartet in A minor D804 ‘Rosamunde’
  • Franck Piano Quintet in D minor
Tuesday 2 May at 7.30pm  More...

This year the Festival is built round performances by the outstanding British baritone, Roderick Williams, who happens to live locally. He sings Die schöne Müllerin on 30 April and there are seven other works by Schubert in the Festival. The following day, he performs The Rime of the Ancient Mariner written for him in 2015 by Howard Skempton, the nationally acclaimed composer, who has lived in Leamington for nearly thirty years. He will celebrate his seventieth birthday this October and the Festival contains a new work for violin and cello and his Clarinet Quintet, premiered in Warwick in 1997. A further celebration is provided for Raphael Wallfisch and John York, both regular visitors to this area and whose duo partnership goes back 35 years. Michael Collins has also been coming here for that period of time and to our delight brings Dame Felicity Lott to Leamington for the first time. As always the programme mixes familiar and well loved works with ones waiting to be discovered by our audiences; Lalo, Spohr, Saint-Saens, Maxwell Davies and Howells head the list.

The Festival Weekend is made possible by generous support from Michael and Halldora Blair, Gaston Hall. Charles Heaton, Jennifer Larch. Richard Larch and Maurice and Sheila Millward, plus principal sponsor Presto Classical, the Low Beer Trust, Warwick District Council and Leamington Town Council.

Friday 28 April – Tuesday 2 May 2017
at The Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa

Pump Rooms

Roderick Williams


Evening Concerts: £22.00 and £17.00 reserved £13.00 unreserved
Lunchtime Concerts: £15.00 reserved £12.00 unreserved
Warwickshire Music and Family Concerts:
£3.00 children/students - £6.00 adults
Tickets to include tea, squash and cakes

Special Ticket Offers

Festival Weekend Ticket in best seats available for four lunchtime concerts and five evening concerts.
Pay £135.00 and save £35.00
Buy tickets for five or more concerts and save 10%

Box Office: Leamington Town Hall Box Office, The Parade. Leamington Spa CV32 4AT
Telephone: 01926 334418
Hours: Monday l0am - 5pm
Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 2pm

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Leamington Music reserves the right to change artists and programmes if necessary.

About Leamington Music

Leamington Music is a registered charity number 1117723 that was launched in July 2006 and aims to maintain Leamington and district as a musical centre dedicated to promoting excellent music.

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Contact Us

Richard Phillips 01926 497000 richard@leamingtonmusic.org

Veronica Phillips veronica@leamingtonmusic.org

Leamington Music reserves the right to make changes in artists or programmes if this becomes necessary.