St John’s Chamber Orchestra
Rafael Ruiz (piano)
Poppy Shotts (soprano)
Rachel Porter (oboe)
Helen Paskins (clarinet)
Simon Payne (bassoon)
Jennifer Steele (horn)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)
Mozart Divertimento in F, K.138
Sinfonia concertante in E , K.297b
Ch’io mi scordi di te, K.505
Piano Concerto No.17 in G, K.453
Brazilian pianist Rafael Costa is the soloist in one of the most sparkling of all Mozart’s piano concertos. He joins Poppy Shotts for a magnificent concert aria with piano obbligato.
WHY? Celebrating St John’s Chamber Orchestra’s 40th season
£18 (£16.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)
Presented by Maidenhead Music Society
Schubert Sonatina in A minor no.3
Beethoven Sonata in A major no.2
Dvorak Romantic pieces op.75
Prokofiev Sonata in F minor
Prize-winning Polish violinist Maria Wloszczowska performas as a soloist and chamber musician worldwide. She gave her debut recital at the Wigmore Hall in 2016. Sophia Rahman won the Royal Overseas League's Accompanist Award and other prizes.
WHY? Perfect playing of perfect chamber music
Courtyard Theatre £15 (MMS Members £10), £5 Under 18s
Founded 2006 in Cologne, Germany, the orchestra engages talented young musicians from 18 European nations.
Its outstanding high artistic level has been confirmed by many concerts and festivals as well as press and critics. The orchestra will play concertos and other pieces by Vivaldi, Hummel, Suk, Bach, Rachmaninoff and Nielsen.
WHY? A rare opportunity to hear an international chamber orchestra
£17 (MMS Members £12), £5 under 18s or 1 free with an adult ticket
Maidenhead Music Society presents
Haydn Sonata no. 53 hob. XVI/34
Chopin Scherzo no 1 B minor op. 20
Debussy Pour le piano
Ravel Jeux d'eau
Chopin Preludes op. 28
The Belgian pianist plays a programme including the first of Chopin’s Scherzos and all 24 of his op.28 preludes.
WHY? ‘Marie has a highly distinctive way of playing, emotional and intuitive’ Challenge Records
£15 (MMS Members £10), £5 under 18s or 1 free with an adult ticket