The Phoenix Piano Trio and we at fourfortytwo are REALLY GRATEFUL to the Fidelio Charitable Trust, and DELIGHTED with the news that they are supporting the Beyond Beethoven Project. This support will go towards the commissions for composers, along with the generous support from the RVW Trust. Thank you!
Phoenix Piano Trio are wrapping up their Beethoven series this week, with the final programme featuring his best known trio, the Archduke, and a new piece to accompany it by Cheryl Frances Hoad. Last night they performed this programme at the Forge in Camden. Tomorrow night they take it to Hampshire, and on Saturday to the Holywell Music Room in Oxford.
The trio appeared on BBC Radio 3′s In Tune a few weeks ago, promoting the Beyond Beethoven series, and they performed excerpts from two Beethoven trios and the new commission by Philip Venables, Klaviertrio im Geiste. You can hear them with Sean Raffery live in the studio, here! BBC Radio 3, In Tune. 10th June 2011. Phoenix Piano Trio by Fourfortytwo
And here they are in the BBC Studios!
If you can make it to Oxford on Saturday, do! Tickets here:
You can also catch Sholto, Marie and Jonny from the Phoenix Piano Trio on BBC Radio 3′s In Tune on Friday afternoon at about 4.45pm, performing excerpts from this concert and talking about their Beyond Beethoven project. They’ll be repeating the programme at Oxford’s Holywell Music Room on Saturday evening.
On Sunday evening, we’re back again at The Forge for the New London Chamber Ensemble’s performance with guest pianist Michael Dussek. Their concert ‘Piano and Winds Converge at Forge’ will feature a revised sextet by Julian Philips, written specially for the quintet, and also brand new arrangements of Mozart miniatures by Philip Cashian and Julian Philips, alongside Mozart’s popular Quintet for piano and Winds and Poulenc’s lively Sextet. Should be a colourful evening! There’s also an interval talk by Catherine Burd, the architect who designed the Forge venue. Tickets available here.
Well, the Phoenix Piano Trio’s Beyond Beethoven series got off to a wonderful and jam-packed start this week, with concerts at Blackheath, 22 Mansfield Street, The Forge in Camden, Walnut Cottage in Hampshire, to be rounded off with a performance tonight (in 2 hours and ten minutes’ time!) at the Holywell Music Room in Oxford. If you are around Oxford tonight, go along! Tickets are still available on the door.
The exuberant Opus 1 Beethoven trio was a wonderfully youthful start to this series, and a great complement to the youth and energy of the new trio. You should definitely come and check out the later concerts in the series: the next one is at the Forge on 27th April. Tickets and more info here.
Here’s Sholto and two friends after the 22 Mansfield Street concert on Tuesday… A post-concert drink in the local
Tickets for the Phoenix Piano Trio’s 5-concert Beyond Beethoven series at The Forge in Camden, London, are now on sale via the internet and telephone and at the Forge box office.
The first concert, on Weds 13th April, features three Beethoven works and a new piece by James Weeks, in response to the Beethoven. Over the following four concerts on Wednesday 27th April, Wednesday 18th May, Wednesday 8 June and Wednesday 29 June, the trio will play everything that Beethoven wrote for piano trio, alongside another four newly-commissioned works.
Beyond Beethoven concerts will also be performed in Oxford and around the UK, and it is being generously sponsored by the RVW Trust and private donors.
Come and join us on 13th April! Tickets and more info available here.
Two bits of good news came within 24 hours this week. The RVW Trust have very generously agreed to support the Phoenix Piano Trio’s wonderful Beyond Beethoven project, which commissions five composers to write new works for piano trio in response to Beethoven works for piano trio. The Phoenix trio, over five different programmes, will perform all of Beethoven’s music for piano trio and the five new works. Each programme is being repeated around the country, including all five programmes in London at The Forge and in Oxford at the Holywell Music Room.
On the same day I found out that the amazing Leche Trust has agreed to support Endymion and EXAUDI‘s Music for People project which is commissioning 4 composers to write new works for instruments and voices, to be premiered in London and Aberdeen, in conjunction with sound festival Scotland and the Southbank Centre in London. This support will be matched by the equally amazing Marina Kleinwort trust.
A MASSIVE thanks to both these trusts and their very supportive trustees.
Location: Memorial Hall, Freshwater, Isle of Wight
Description: Onyx play their first concert of the year for West Wight Arts Association, in Freshwater. The light programme includes pieces by Berlioz and Copland, as well as Rossini's famous overture to "William Tell".
Endymion bring their "Hommage à Brahms" programme to the University of York.
Beethoven – Violin sonata no.10 in G major, Op.96
Ligeti – Trio for horn, violin and piano, ‘Hommage à Brahms’
Brahms – Trio for horn, violin and piano in E flat major, Op.40
Endymion at Kings Place
February 6, 2014, 7:30 pm
Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG, United Kingdom
Endymion celebrates its 35th birthday with a weekend of concerts at Kings Place. Two of the concerts are also part of the Chamber Classics Unwrapped series: showcasing the Top 50 chamber works, as voted for by readers of BBC Music Magazine. At number 43 was Brahms' horn trio, and Endymion perform it with their tried and tested successful pairing of the Ligeti work for the same instruments, subtitles "Hommage à Brahms". Our principal violinist, Krysia Osostowicz, offers a Beethoven violin sonata by way of contrast.
Beethoven – Violin Sonata No.10 in G major, Op.96
Ligeti – Trio for horn, violin and piano, “Hommage à Brahms”
Brahms – Trio in E flat major for horn, violin and piano, Op.40
Violin Krysia Osostowicz
Horn Stephen Stirling
Piano Michael Dussek