MUSIC AT ST GILES
Welcome to our second season of Music at St.Giles in partnership with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, where great music is performed by the very finest musicians. Concert tickets cost £95, reception from 6.45pm. Concerts begin at 7.30pm. Tickets:
THURSDAY JUNE 9th
RUSSIAN FLAIR, PASSION AND DRAMA
- RACHMANINOV Etudes-Tableaux Op.33
- RACHMANINOV Corelli Variations
- SCRIABIN Sonata No. 4
- PROKOFIEV Sonata No.8 in B-flat Major
Boris Giltburg - PIANO
Russian-born Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg opens our series with a programme full of Russian flair, passion and drama. Rachmaninov's Etudes are each mini tone poems showcasing the full range of pianistic technique, whilst Scriabin's Sonata with its mystical atmosphere evokes the world of his Poeme de l'extase. Written in 1944 Prokofiev's final piano sonata was hailed by Sviatoslav Richter as the composer's greatest contribution to the form, "the richest of all - an abundance of riches".
"GILTBURG HAS THE CAPACITY TO IDENTIFY WITH AND ENCAPSULATE THE MOODS OF EACH PIECE WHILE ARTLESSLY CRAFTING THEM INTO A SHAPELY SPAN"
TUESDAY JUNE 28th
CHAMBER MUSIC MASTERWORKS
- DVORAK String Quartet No.12 in F Major 'American'
- SCHUBERT Octet in F Major
Two masterworks of the chamber music repertoire frame this programme by the soloists of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Inspired by Beethoven's famous Septet, the 27-year-old Schubert shows his own unique style and mastery of orchestral colours in a work that matches the scale and beauty of the great Serenades by Mozart. Dvorak's American Quartet combines inspiration of the composer's new home with his Slavonic roots in a work that is a triumph of melodic vision.
"ONE OF THIS COUNTRY'S CULTURAL MIRACLES"
WEDNESDAY JULY 20th
- BUTTERWORTH Six songs from A Shropshire Lad
- IRELAND Great Things
- VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Vagabond
- QUILTER Weep you no more, sad fountains
- BRITTEN The Ploughboy
- FINZI Let us Garlands bring
Roderick Williams - BARITONE | Susie Allan - PIANO
The 9th Earl of Shaftesbury and his siblings were keen singers and made many recordings in the house. How appropriate therefore that internationally renowned British baritone Roderick Williams performs an evening of English song. With music by Butterworth, Ireland, Finzi, Vaughan Williams and more, this is truly music in the setting for which it was intended.
"MASTERLY IN ENGLISH SONG"
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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13th
STRING QUARTET GIANTS
- HAYDN String Quartet in D Major, Op.76 No.5
- BEETHOVEN String Quartet in C minor, Op.18 No.4
- SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No 15 in E flat minor
DANISH STRING QUARTET
BBC New Generation Artists The Danish String Quartet round off the second season of Music at St.Giles with an exceptional programme from the giants of the String Quartet, Haydn, Beethoven and Shostakovich. From the genius of invention and humour of 'Papa Haydn' through to the extraordinary outpouring of emotion in Shostakovich's final quartet, here is music demonstrating the true power of the finest of all chamber music forms.
"THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST QUARTETS BEFORE THE PUBLIC TODAY"