Programme

Saturday 10th March 2018, 8pm, Bawtree Concert Hall, Hazelwood, RH8 0QU

The Piatti String Quartet

Piatti String QuartetThe Piatti String Quartet is one of the most distinguished quartets of their generation. Prizewinners at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, they have performed in major venues and festivals around the UK and Europe and can often be heard on BBC Radio 3.

Their eclectic repertoire includes pieces by composers spread over 4 centuries. They feel just as comfortable playing Haydn and Mozart as they do playing works by living composers. In 2016 they also collaborated on a jazz recording which received 4* and 5* reviews. Their contribution to a recording of the complete string quartets of Mendelssohn was much lauded and the release was awarded BBC Music Magazine's Critics Choice. The concert for O&LMS includes many Piatti 'classics', with enough drama, emotion and intensity for two concerts over!

"This youthful quartet treated us to one of the most spirited and engaging performances I have ever experienced, bringing a wonderful joie de vivre to the music". The Northern Echo

Cavatina

The Society is very grateful to the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust for their support of this recital, which enables us to offer free entry for 8 to 25s inclusive.

 

Saturday 21st April 2018, 8pm, Bawtree Concert Hall, Hazelwood, RH8 0QU

Amarins WierdsmaAmarins Wierdsma, violin
Edward Liddall, piano

Amarins Wierdsma and Edward Liddall are both distinguished graduates of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. They were 2017 YCAT finalists at the Wigmore Hall, playing the same Beethoven and Debussy pieces which they will be performing for our Society which had so enraptured the London audience.

Amarins is both a soloist and also first violinist of the London-based Barbican String Quartet. Performing with some well-known European Orchestras, she includes in her repertoire some of the most demanding concertos such as those by Bruch, Bach, Brahms, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn and Sibelius.

Edward Lidall 

 

 

Edward studied at the Royal College of Music and Kings College Cambridge. He is now pursuing a dual career as soloist and accompanist, and has also given a highly acclaimed performance of the Schumann piano concerto.

Their London engagements have included recitals at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Wigmore Hall and the Barbican.

Cavatina

The Society is very grateful to the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust for their support of this recital, which enables us to offer free entry for 8 to 25s inclusive.

 

Saturday 19th May 2018, 8pm, Bawtree Concert Hall, Hazelwood, RH8 0QU

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

For our final concert we have managed to engage The National Youth Jazz Orchestra who play just 40 international concerts a year. These exceptional musicians and their singer, directed by Mark Armstrong, will bring classic, cool, big band and vocal sounds to the Bawtree Concert Hall. Our bespoke programme explores jazz greats from the 1920s to 1950s, including 'Lady be Good' and 'Our Love is Here to Stay', both especially arranged by NYJO; Count Basie's version of 'All of Me' and many others.

"NYJO has never been conformist, never hewing to one particular line, never known for fawning replications and very deliberately these days a vehicle for new possibilities." Jazzwise, March 2017

These highly qualified, specialist jazz musicians are all under 26, selected from right across UK for their virtuosity and potential. In its 53 years NYJO has launched many careers such as Dave Arch plus most of his BBC Strictly Come Dancing band and many others including Martin Koch, musical supervisor to the London Olympics, and Amy Winehouse. The orchestra has performed at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Europe's top jazz festivals, at Buckingham Palace and the BBC Proms where they received this 4* review from The Guardian:

"The NYJO is a British jazz institution… their combination of youthful intensity and pinpoint accuracy can be quite overwhelming, the playing - both solo and ensemble - makes it outstanding by any standards".