Our favourite piano trio – Phoenix – will be appearing on BBC Radio 3′s “In Tune” tomorrow, Tuesday 18th Dec, at about 4.30pm. You can listen live from the BBC website, and we’ll put up a “Listen Again” link as soon as we have one.
They’re being interviewed by Sean Rafferty ahead of their concert at Wigmore Hall this Saturday, 22nd, 7.30pm. Audience (and Trio) favourite, Beethoven’s “Archduke” Op.97 is paired with Schumann’s “Phantasiestücke” Op.88 and Haydn’s E-flat trio HXV:30. You can join the event on Facebook, and buy tickets from Wigmore’s website here.
The NLCE featured on BBC Radio 3′s In Tune programme with Sean Rafferty, joined by composer Sally Beamish and music historian Dr Fiona Elliott.
They were previewing their wonderful “Mozart, Mechanical Marvels and More…” programme which took place last night, 27th July, to a packed house at Wigmore Hall. With a fascination for the latest technology in Mozart’s Vienna in 1790, the quintet commissioned new realisations of four of his miniatures written for mechanical instruments. Composers Sally Beamish, Julian Philips, Philip Cashian and Martin Butler all made new arrangements of these pieces, and Sally also wrote a set of variations upon her theme. Sitting alongside that in the Wigmore concert were Ligeti’s Bagatelles for quintet, and John Woolrich’s Book of Studies I, including miniatures such as “Clockwork Chorale”. The links are clear!
Lastly, the quintet were joined by piano superstar Angela Hewitt for the sublime Mozart Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat.
Listen to them on BBC here, talking about the projects, the historical background, and performing realisations by Sally Beamish and Martin Butler.
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.
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