Stravinsky: 'The Soldier's Tale' suite for clarinet, violin and piano
Debussy: Cello Sonata
Ravel: Piano Trio
New Town Concerts is delighted to welcome back the Nash Ensemble, described by The Sunday Times as "chamber music royalty". Acclaimed for its exceptional performances, the ensemble has won numerous accolades including The Edinburgh Festival Critics award "for general artistic excellence" and two Royal Philharmonic Society awards in the chamber music category "for the breadth of its taste and its immaculate performance of a wide range of music." Four of its highly acclaimed musicians will perform a virtuoso programme for clarinet, violin, cello and piano.
"Performances of exemplary standard customarily expected from the Nash Ensemble" The Gramophone.
Adrian Brendel, Jack Liebeck ,Alasdair Beatson, Kaupo Kikkas
New Town Concerts Society is delighted to announce membership of CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust which exists to encourage more young people to attend chamber music concerts. CAVATINA operates a Ticket Scheme under which young people can obtain free tickets for certain chamber music concerts. Up to 50 free tickets will be available free of charge for all New Town Concerts (except the piano recitals) for any young person aged 8 to 25 inclusive. Please encourage young people you know to discover the delights of chamber music. Tickets available via the Queen's Hall box office either in person or by phone (0131 668 2019).
Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton
23rd October 2023
Carolyn used the whole range and power of her voice tonight from her delicate delivery of Schubert’s ‘An die Musik’ to the very modern sounds of ‘Parfum de l’instant’ by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. Her programme was wide including quite a lot of French music, as well as songs by Wolf, Brahms, Marx and Franck, and ending with songs for sleep by Samuel Barber and Ivor Gurney. In her concert she was greatly aided by her accompanist Joseph Middleton who is now acknowledged as one of the leading pianists and accompanists of our time; his accompaniment tonight was perfect, delicate, melodic and enabling the beauty of Carolyn’s voice to shine. They both got a very warm reception from a decent sized audience in the Queens Hall and Carolyn rewarded us with an encore, a beautiful rendition of Strauss’s ‘Morgen’. it was a perfect end to a sparkling evening.
Edinburgh Music Review
12th Febuary 2024
The Barbican Quartet I predict will become one the stars of the chamber music world; they gave us a very good concert at the Queen’s Hall and got a very warm reception from the audience.