FORTHCOMING CONCERTS

Monday 17th October 2022 @ 7.45pm

Engegård Quartet with Nils Økland (Hardanger Fiddle)

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Økland: Solo improvisation on Schubert's Death &Maiden theme

Schubert: String Quartet in D minor D810 (Death and the Maiden)

Mortensen: Telemark Quintet for string quartet and Hardanger fiddle

Norwegian traditional/Økland: music for Hardanger fiddle and string quartet

 

Formed under the midnight sun in Lofoten, the Engegård Quartet’s fresh interpretations of the classical repertoire, such as Schubert’s Death and the Maiden quartet, have won them an international reputation. These are complemented by regular collaborations with leading Hardanger fiddler Nils Økland, who accompanies them for a celebration of Norway’s folk traditions.

 

Photo: Milla Engegard

Monday 21st November @ 7.45pm

Van Baerle Piano Trio

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Photo: Marco Borggreve

Piano Trio in B flat K502

Fauré: Piano Trio in D minor Op 120

Bloch: Three Nocturnes

Brahms: Piano Trio in C Op 87

 

The Van Baerle Piano Trio, an award winning ensemble based at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, were awarded in 2014 the coveted ECHO Rising Stars status - a passport to the platforms of major concert venues in Europe - and have since had a distinguished performance and recording career, most recently with a CD covering Beethoven’s complete piano trios and his triple concerto. They bring to The Queen’s Hall a programme that celebrates the richness and diversity of the trio repertoire .

Monday 27th February 2023 @ 7.45pm

Quatuor Ébène

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Bach arr. Mozart: 5 Fugues from Das Wohltemperierte Klavier

Dubugnon: Secular Suite (based on works by JS Bach)

Bartók: Quartet No. 6

The celebrated Quatuor Ébène return to New Town Concerts with a fascinating programme contrasting the different ways in which JS Bach’s legacy of counterpoint has continued to play out in the work of composers over the centuries since his time. A typical foray by an ensemble at the height of its fame and powers that regularly takes a fresh look at the traditional world of the string quartet.

27th March 2023 @7.45pm

Steven Osborne

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Photo: Ben Ealovega

Rachmaninov programme to celebrate150th anniversary of composer’s birth:

Piano Sonata No 1 in D minor Op 28

Selection of Preludes and Etudes Tableaux

Piano Sonata No2 in B Flat Minor Op36

Steven Osborne is renowned across the world for the breadth of the sympathy and engagement in his playing. He is an ideal celebrant of the 150th anniversary of Rachmaninov’s birth, which falls on the day after his Queen’s Hall recital.

 

“Osborne was a master of momentum and colour, a wielder of power and a sure navigator through huge landscapes, and his Rachmaninoff was both coherent and daringly free”. Washington Post