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Program

2 May 2008 00:00 - 6 May 2008 00:00

Czech Music Festival Weekend

A very special opportunity to discover Czech chamber music by Martinu, Pohadka, Suk, Dvorak, Janacek, Novak, Smetana and Rejha performed by leading Czech and British soloists and chamber ensembles including the Martinu and Skampa Quartets, pianist Martin Kasik and the Guarnieri Piano Trio.


www.leamingtonmusic.org

Booking:

Bridge House Theatre Box Office, Myton Road, Warwick
Call 01926 776438
or online at
www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk
or at the Tourist Information Office, Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa

 

The Schubert Ensemble of London

Friday 2 May 2008 at 7.30  

 

Simon Blendis violin
Douglas Paterson viola
Jane Salmon cello
William Howard piano

 

Martinu Piano Quartet No 1

Janacek Pohadka

Suk Elegie
Dvorak Piano Quartet No 2 in E flat Op 87

 

The Schubert Ensemble of London which celebrates its twenty fifth anniversary this year has been a regular visitor to Leamington festivals for much of that time.
The Ensemble, which won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s award for Chamber Music in 1997, has always devoted its talents to Czech music.

 

Tickets £15 and £13 reserved central block
£10 unreserved sides


 

Martin Kasik Piano

Saturday 3 May 2008 at 12.00        

 

Novak Reminiscences Op 6.

Janacek On the overgrown path 1

Janacek Sonata 1:x:1905

Martinu Three Czech Dances

 

Martin Kasik is the leading Czech pianist of his generation and is beginning to make a name for himself in Britain.  He gave a superb concert at the 2006 Stratford on Avon Music Festival and often appears with the Wihan Quartet.

Tickets £10 unreserved

 

www.martinkasik.com  

 

Graham Melville-Mason

Saturday 3 May 2008 at 3.00  

 

For many years Chairman of The Dvorak Society and a leading expert on Czech music, this talk will be followed by a tea party by kind invitation of The Dvorak Society.

 

Skampa Quartet

Saturday 3 May 2008 at 7.30    

 

Pavel Fischer violin
Jana Lukasova viola
Radim Sedmidubsky viola
Lukas Polak cello

 

Janacek String Quartet No 1 Kreutzer Sonata

Martinu String Quartet No 5

Dvorak String Quartet in F Op 96 The American

The Skampa Quartet has been a regular visitor to the Midlands for some twenty years and is also well known through its residency at the Wigmore Hall and many broadcasts on Radio 3.

 

Tickets £15 and £13 reserved central block
£10 unreserved sides

 

Ensemble 360

Sunday 4 May 2008 at 12.00            

 

Guy Eshed flute - Adrian Wilson oboe
Matthew Hunt clarinet - Naomi Atherton horn
Peter Wheelan bassoon
Tim Orpen bass clarinet

 

Foerster Wind Quintet in D Op 95

Janacek Mladi

Haas Wind Quintet Op 10

Dvorak Slavonic Dances

 

Ensemble 360 was created in 2005 to succeed The Lindsays into residence in Sheffield. The group has been heard often since then in the Music in the Round series at the Bridge House Theatre in Warwick and in festival weekends in Leamington.

 

Tickets £10 unreserved

 

William Howard piano

Sunday 4 May 2008 at 3.00

 

Janacek In the Mists

Pavel Novak Preludes and Fugues Books 3 and 4

 

William Howard is the pianist of the Schubert Ensemble and a great champion of Czech music and the Moravian composer Pavel Novak who has written some outstanding works for him and ensembles like the Schubert Ensemble and Chroma

 

Tickets £7.50 unreserved

 

Martinu Quartet + Skampa

Sunday 4 May 2008 at 7.30

 

Lubomir Havlak and Irena Herajnova violin
Jan Jisa viola
Jitka Vlasankova cello
with Radim Sedmisdubsky viola - Lukas Polak cello

 

Dvorak String Quintet in E flat Op 97

Martinu String Sextet

Dvorak String Sextet in A Op 48

 

The Martinu Quartet has also been a very regular visitor to Leamington and Warwick for the last decade and in the first of three concerts during the Weekend will treat the audiences to some popular sextets and a quintet with members of the Skampa.

Tickets £15 and £13 reserved central block
£10 unreserved sides

 

www.martinuquartet.eu

 

Jaroslav Tuma organ recital

Monday 5 May 2008, All Saints Church 11.00    

 

Musil - Sonata

Janacek - Two Adagios and Organ Solo (Glagolitic Mass)

Martinu - Vigilia and trans of Harpsichord Sonata

Eben - Sunday Music - Fantasy No 2

Wiedermann - Toccata and Fugue

Klicka - Concert Fanatasy on Smetana's Vysehrad

 

One of the Czech Republic’s leading organists plays the annual May Bank Holiday organ recital at All Saints Church with a wonderfully varied programme.

 

Free admission - retiring collection.
Ploughman's lunch available

 

Jana Novakova violin Petr Novak piano

Monday 5 May 2008 at 12.30      

        

Janacek - Dumka

Janacek - Violin Sonata

Novak - Violin Sonata in D minor (1891)

Jana Novakova accompanied by her brother returns to Leamington where she impressed the audience very much. She has also played concertos with orchestras in the area.

 

Tickets £10 unreserved

 

Martinu Quartet & Martin Kasek

Monday 5 May 2008 at 7.30     

         

Lubomir Havlak and Irena Herajnova violin
Jan Jisa viola
Jitka Vlasankova cello
with
Martin Kasik piano

 

Dvorak String Quintet in E flat Op 51

Janacek String Quartet No 2 Intimate Letters

Martinu Piano Quintet No 2

 

The three composers who dominate the weekend are brought together in a truly festival programme.

Tickets £15 and £13 reserved central block
£10 unreserved sides

 

Martinu Quartet, Jana Novakova, Vaclav Vonasek

Tuesday 6 May 2008 at 12.00      

        

Lubomir Havlak and Irena Herajnova violin
Jan Jisa viola
Jitka Vlasankova cello
with
Jana Novakova violin
Vaclav Vonasek bassoon

 

Martinu String Trio No 2

Karel Janovicky Duo No 2

Dvorak Miniatures Op 75a

Rejcha Grand Quintet

 

Another festival programme which climaxes in a work by Antonin Rejcha who was a friend of Beethoven before he moved to Paris where he taught Liszt and Gounod.

Tickets £10 unreserved

 

Guarneri Piano Trio

Tuesday 6 May 2008 at 7.30

 

Cenek Pavlik violin
Marek Jerie cello
Ivan Klansky piano  

 

Smetana Piano Trio in G Minor

Martinu Bergerettes

Dvorak Piano Trio Op 90 Dumky

 

The leading Czech piano trio returns to Leamington for a grand finale to the weekend.

Tickets £15 and £13 reserved central block
£10 unreserved sides

 

Venue:

30 Kensington Palace Gardens
W8 4QY London
United Kingdom

Date

From: 2 May 2008 00:00
To: 6 May 2008 00:00

Organizer:

Leamington Music


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