Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Mark Simpson & friends at Saffron Hall

Mark Simpson (Photo Kaupo Kikkas)
Mark Simpson (Photo Kaupo Kikkas)
BBC Radio 3's Big Chamber Weekend returns to Saffron Hall on 26 & 27 April 2019 with a series of concerts featuring composer & clarinettist Mark Simpson. Simpson is joined by cellist Leonard Elschenbroich, pianist Richard Uttley, the Navarra Quartet, violist Adam Newman and trumpeter Simon Höfele, for a trio of concerts. 

The first concert features an intriguing sequence, Schumann's Märchenerzählungen, then Kurtág's Hommage à Robert Schumann and Mark Simpson's own Hommage à Kurtág, with the programme completed by music from Beethoven and Janáček. The free early-evening concert on the Saturday features an all-English programme including music by Ireland, Maxwell Davies and Howells, and the Saturday evening concert is American themed, with a new piece by Mark Simpson, Georges Antheil's Sonata for Trumpet and Bernstein's Sonata for Clarinet alongside music by Gershwin, Barber and Copland.

Full details from the Saffron Hall website.

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