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St John's Chamber Orchestra Summer Concert

Local soloist Robert Cheung makes a welcome return to Norden Farm.

Robert Cheung (piano)
James Gilbert (clarinet)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Britten Simple Symphony
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.2
Weber Clarinet Concerto no.1 in F minor
Mozart Symphony No.38 in D (Prague)

The summer orchestral concert features two scintillating concertos, including Shostakovich’s famous showpiece written for his son.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 (£16.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Red Priest in Gypsy Baroque Fantasy

The famed baroque ensemble explores the connections – real and imagined – between gypsy musicians and the master composers of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Were early baroque maestri inspired by the insane virtuosity of the travelling gypsies of the time? And how might the music of Handel or Vivaldi sound in the hands of a gypsy band?

Piers Adams (recorder)
Adam Summerhayes (violin)
Angela East (cello)
David Wright (harpsichord)

WHY? Red Priest combines its trademark baroque dynamism with true gypsy mayhem!

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@RedPriest4
@nordenfarm

Red Priest's website

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Summer Concert Series 1: Mozart Plus

George Harliono (piano)

Mozart Fantasia in D minor, K.397
Beethoven Sonata in F minor, Op.57 (Appassionata)
Chopin Ballade No.1
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No.6: Harmonies du soir
Stravinsky 3 Dances from Petrushka

A thrilling programme takes us on a tour through the piano repertoire, beginning with Mozart’s heartfelt Fantasia, and ending with Stravinsky’s dazzling dances from Petrushka.

WHY? George Harliono is a rising star in the piano world

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

George's website

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Summer Concert Series 2: Mozart Plus

Ashley Wass (piano)

Mozart Sonata in B flat, K.333
Schumann Scenes from Childhood
Elgar Variations on an original theme (Enigma)

A programme including a rare outing for Elgar’s own transcription of his Enigma Variations, alongside familiar works by Mozart and Schumann.

WHY? Ashley is a former winner of the London International Piano Competition

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

@ashleywass
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Ashley's website

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Summer Concert Series 3: Mozart Plus

St John’s Chamber Players

Dvorak 2 Romantic Pieces, Op.75
Mozart Horn Quintet in E flat, K.407
Brahms Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op.114
Dvorak Piano Quintet in A

Brahms’ dramatic Clarinet Trio was one of his last works. Dvorak’s popular Quintet is one of the most tuneful and radiant works in the chamber repertoire

WHY? An opportunity to hear one of Mozart’s less familiar chamber work

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Summer Concert Series 4: Mozart Plus

The summer recitals series highlighting works by Mozart concludes with the greatest of all works for wind ensemble, his grand Serenade.

St John’s Wind Ensemble
Jennifer Coleman (soprano)
Nigel Wilkinson (piano)

Richard Strauss Serenade in E flat, Op.7
Songs by Mozart and Richard Strauss
Mozart Serenade for 13 wind instruments, K.361

WHY? Jennifer Coleman provides some delectable songs by both composers.

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

@jennycoleman
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blank" href="https://twitter.com/nordenfarm">@nordenfarm

Jennifer's website

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