Antony and Friends

Antony and Friends Season 2018 - 19



Thanks to all of you who have supported these concerts over the last few years and helped to make them a regular feature in the Todmorden musical calendar!

So news of the next concert - and also confirmation of future dates of concerts through to June.

Our first concert is on Saturday 26 January 2019 and as usual takes place at the Central Methodist Church in Todmorden at 7.30 pm.

My guests are Andrew Rostron violin, Robin Pennie viola and David Leys cello. All will be familiar to you as regular performers at these concerts.

The two main works in the programme will be the Piano Quartets by Schumann and by Mozart both in the key of E flat major.
Schumann's piano quartet was composed during 1842, a year in which he seemed to concentrate on chamber music, producing three quartets, and a piano quintet as well as this quartet and other works. Although less well known than the popular piano quintet it is nevertheless a very fine work in four movements and the composer's gift for writing both technically inventive music as well as lyrical melodic writing is to the fore.

The Mozart quartet is a sunny and bright work with a lovely slow movement. In some ways it is like a mini piano concerto, but that is not to say that the writing for the strings is unimportant or undemanding!
As usual all are welcome and refreshments are provided. Admission is free and a retiring collection is taken to help defray costs.

Future concert dates are as follows (all Saturdays and at the usual venue):-

23 February Lynda Robertson flute and Chris Brannick percussion - this fairly unusual combination does lend itself to some fascinating sounds. Contemporary items are on the agenda as well as interesting arrangements of other works. The concert will also feature a Schubert piece for flute and piano with a theme and variations.

16 March Jonathan Whitehead violin. Featured work will be Mozart violin sonata in E minor

27 April Lawrence Killian and brass ensemble. Lawrence has appeared several times before in these concerts with different combinations of brass players, playing original music and also arrangements of classical and popular works

18 May An ensemble including Rachael Gibbon clarinet will perform Messiaen's iconic Quartet for the End of Time

22 June Tamsin Curror clarinet. Programme to be confirmed but likely to include first movement of Brahms clarinet sonata in F minor

13 July Performers and programme yet to be confirmed

Further details of programmes and performers will be available and publicised in due course.
Please make a note of these dates and spread the word!
Have a brilliant and extremely musical 2019!!



As usual the concerts take place at the Central Methodist Church in Todmorden and start at 7.30 pm. Admission is free and a retiring collection is taken. Refreshments are provided


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