TRMS Past Concerts (2022)

Afternoon concert

Symphonia Academica

Saturday 02.04.2022

| Marimba: Alasdair Malloy |

Great concert...exhilarating music by

Vivaldi & Piazzolla

Symphonia Academica, one of England's most versatile string chamber music ensembles, performed not only The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi but also The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla, the king of the Argentine tango.

Vivaldi's work, published in 1725, needs almost no introduction. Nigel Kennedy's 1989 recording of the four baroque violin concertos sold more than two million copies.

Piazzolla's Seasons are very different musical compositions. They were originally written for a cabaret band between 1965 and 1970.

The mischievous pairing of Vivaldi and Piazzolla offers exactly the type of variety that the Symphonia Academica musicians enjoy. Violinist Peter Bussereau, the ensemble's artistic director, says that despite their forbidding-sounding name, Symphonia Academica like to present musical programmes that are "accessible, bright and melodic - we give a wide berth to the turgid and obscure".

They played---
Astor Piazzolla (1921 - 1992)
Cuatros Estaciones Portenos (Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
Concerto No. 1 in E major, op.8, RV269
"Spring" (La primavera)

1. Allegro non molto
2. Adagio e pianossimo sempre
3. Allegro pastorale

Concerto No. 3 in G minor, op.8, RV315
"Summer" (L'estate)

1. Allegro
2. Largo e piano - presto e forte
3. Presto

Concerto No. 3 in F major, op.8, RV293
"Autumn" (L'atunno)

1. Allegro
2. Adagio molto
3. Allegro

Concerto No. 4 in F minor, op.8, RV297
"Winter" (L'inverno)

1. Allegro non molto
2. Largo
3. Allegro


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Afternoon concert

Moody (violin) & Halls Brothers (cello/piano)

Wednesday 09.03.2022

Daphne Moody (violin) Steven Halls (cello) David Halls (piano)
afternoon concert at 3.00 pm on Wednesday 9 March

They played -
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Sonata in C minor for Violin, Cello and Continuo, RV83
Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
Three Miniatures Set 1
1. Minuet;
2. Gavotte: Moderato;
3. Allegro con moto;
4. David Halls (b.1963) Quodlibet on Miniatures by Frank Bridge, especially composed for this performance
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Piano Trio No.2 in G minor, op.26


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Recital by

Roberts (viola) & Horton (piano)

Afternoon Concert


Rachel Roberts is one of Europe's leading violists and performs internationally as soloist and chamber musician.

Tim Horton is one of the UK's leading pianists, equally at home in solo and chamber repertoire. He is a founder member of both the Leonore Piano Trio and Ensemble 360 and has been a regular guest pianist with the Nash Ensemble. He was invited to make his solo debut at Wigmore Hall in 2016.

They played -
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Marchenbilder, op.113

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Sonata for Viola & Piano in F minor, op.120, no.1

a composition by Henri Francois Vieuxtemps

Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)
Viola Sonata


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