This season’s Recital Series

Julian Metzger - cello Paul Turner - pianoSunday 25th February 2018 - Arts Centre 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm

The complete Beethoven works for cello and piano
An exclusive opportunity to hear Beethoven’s entire output for cello and piano in one day. The five sonatas and three sets of variations will be played over two concerts in order of composition, exploring Beethoven’s musical development. Extraordinary, dramatic, humorous, violent and beautiful music, and a true ‘tour de force’ for both performers.
“....this wasn't merely perfect cello playing, this was outstanding Beethoven” (Siegener Zeitung).

Please note:
Tickets for individual concerts (3.30 pm or 7.30 pm): £15 (£12.50 concession), students £2.50, accompanied children (14 and under) free. There is a 10% discount on tickets for both performances: £27 (£22.50 concession)

Julian Metzger

Restaurant Offers!

There are two discount offers from local restaurants to help you enjoy these concerts!

PizzaExpress, in Bath Road is offering a
40% discount on production of your concert ticket.

Los Gatos, Spanish Tapas Bar, is offering a
10% discount on production of your concert ticket, and requires pre-booking.

The 3.30pm concert should end at 5.05pm or shortly after, and the second concert starts at 7.30pm,
so you have plenty of time to enjoy your meal.

Raymond Burley - guitarWednesday 21st March 2018 - Wyvern Theatre 1.05 pm

Raymond is one of Britain's most experienced classical guitarists having performed solo concerts, concertos, on film scores, radio and television. His impressive programme includes works by Scarlatti, Lutoslawski, Barrios, Regondi and J.S. Bach. A colourful and intimate moment of peace at the theatre.
“Raymond Burley provided a program that was filled with mastery and was played with the skill a great performer takes to bring the true essence of the pieces to the audience.” (Naples Daily News USA).

Raymond Burley

Paul Turner - pianoWednesday 25th April 2018 - Wyvern Theatre 1.05 pm

Paul brings the SRS season to a close with some famous classics in the form of Schumann’s Papillons and Grieg’s Wedding Day at Troldhaugen. A lyrical and playful sonata by Haydn (Hob XVI:50 in C major) and the extraordinary Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue by J.S. Bach complete this attractive programme.
“Mr. Turner’s immense technique and superb judgement embellished the proceedings no end” (Yorkshire Post - Wigmore Hall)

Paul Turner

This event is supported by Bower and Bailey.

Bower & Baily

Paul Turner - pianoSunday 17th September 2017 - Arts Centre 7:00 pm

The complete Chopin Nocturnes
The SRS founder and Artistic Director presents a rare opportunity to hear all Chopin’s Nocturnes in one concert. These quintessentially Romantic works glitter, impress, embolden and move you to tears by turns. An exquisite event not to be missed.
“Paul Turner was superlative in every way - wonderfully sensitive, with a very wide tonal palette” (Oxford Mail). “intricate piano writing rendered with exemplary clarity and poise” (Richard Whitehouse).

Paul Turner

Michael Bochmann - solo violinWednesday 11th October 2017 - Wyvern Theatre 1:05 pm

In 1990 Michael toured the U.S.A and Canada, partnering Sir Yehudi Menuhin in Bach’s Double Violin Concerto. He brings his love of Bach to this opening lunchtime concert with the hypnotic beauty of the violin in the Sonata for solo violin in A minor and the Partita in D Minor (including the famous Chaconne). Compelling music making.
“Michael Bochmann has an exquisitely lyrical tone and he treated us to an endless flow of golden melody.” (Daily Telegraph)

Michael Bochmann

Hayley Lambert - saxophone Paul Turner - pianoWednesday 1st November 2017 - Wyvern Theatre 1.05 pm

Having appeared at the Wigmore Hall and BBC Radio 3, Hayley makes a much anticipated return with a programme featuring the ‘Hot Sonate’ by Schulhoff. Premiered in 1930, it uses jazz, blues and tango influences. This will be contrasted by Carmichael’s Aria and Finale and J.S. Bach’s concerto BWV 1055. Enticing programming.

Hayley Lambert

This event is supported by Bower and Bailey.

Bower & Baily

Clare McCaldin - mezzo sopranoPaul Turner - piano Saturday 9th December 2017 - Arts Centre 7.30 pm

The ‘complete’ Heroine
An eclectic programme extolling the virtues and compelling stories of the Heroine, with dramatic entrances and quirky humour. Lady Macbeth, Ophelia, Salome, Mignon, and even Jessie Matthews are all ready for their close up….
“From the first moment, Clare McCaldin lived within, and drew us into, the atmosphere, the emotion and the meaning of each song. Gesture and expression of a natural actor were integral to the interpretation.” (Hexham Abbey Festival)

Clare McCaldin

Sarah Mattinson - fluteClare Toomer - piano Wednesday 24th January 2018 - Wyvern Theatre 1:05 pm

Sarah Mattinson is currently studying at Oxford after a glittering studentship at Marlborough College. She achieved her ABRSM flute diploma while still at school as well as playing Rachmaninov’s 2nd piano concerto with the Southbank Sinfonia. This mother and daughter team will present a programme to include the Ballade by Reinecke, Sancan’s Sonatine and Bach’s Sonata in Eb BWV 1031.

Sarah Mattinson

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