The Milverton Concert Society

Friday March 4th, 2011

The Atrium Quartet

The Atrium Quartet

A welcome return to Milverton of this world famous Russian string quartet who have played for us on two previous occasions to great acclaim. This time their programme included Arensky, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky

Friday February 4th, 2011

Jamie Walton and Daniel Grimwood

Jamie Walton and Daniel Grimwood

Cellist Jamie Walton appeared at Milverton for the first time in our 2010/11 season, with his long-term duo partner, pianist Daniel Grimwood. Jamie is now well known internationally as a rising star of the cello, with solo, chamber and concerto performances across the world; he plays a 1712 Guarneri. Daniel has a well established career as a soloist and chamber muscian, with a special interest in authentic performance. They played works by Beethoven, Thuille, Saint-Saens and Chopin.

‘One of the more remarkable and admirable aspects of Walton’s playing is his deep and penetrating musical maturity’ International Record Review 2009

Saturday January 15th, 2011

The Piano in the Parlour

the accompanist, accomplice and partner

The Piano in the Parlour

Malcolm Martineau, described by the New York Observer as ‘One of the world’s finest accompanists’ with friends Lorna Anderson (Soprano) and Pete Evans (Tenor), and with fellow pianist Elizabeth Hayley, celebrated the versatility of the piano, the importance of the accompanist and the fun that can be had around a piano with music and songs from the 19th century through the jazz age to the present day.

This concert was sponsored for the Piano Fund.

Friday December 10th, 2010

Opus Anglicanum

five men a capella and a narrator

Opus Anglicanum

‘Figgy Pudding’ is Opus Anglicanum’s celebrated Christmas concert of tradiotional carols, songs, French baroque noels, music hall and stories. A rich variety of both unusual and well-known music, together with poems and narratives from Hardy, Dickens, Herrick and others make up a splendid Christmas entertainment, which concluded with a set of haunting arrangements of folk carols by Vaughan Williams.

Friday November 12th, 2010

Melvyn Tan

Melvyn Tan

Following his long association with Milverton Concert Society, and his continuing encouragement to the Society, Melvyn Tan generously offered to give this concert as his contribution to the Society’s new piano.

Debussy · Images Book 1
Chopin · Polonaise – Fantaisie in Ab Major, Opus 61
Chopin · Etudes, Opus 10
Chopin · Sonata No 3 in B Minor, Opus 58

Reviews

Saturday October 9th, 2010

The Two Moors Festival

The Two Moors Festival

12.00 noon Exceptional Young Artists Lunchtime Recital

Violin and piano included works by Brahms, Penderecki and Wienawski.

2.30pm Afternoon Talk with Dr Stephen Head

The conservation work of the Exmoor National Park Authority.

7.30pm Tenth Anniversary Grand Finale. Lutoslawski Piano Duo

Featuring the new Milverton Concert Society piano and the Two Moors Bosendorfer. They played works by Stravinsky, Mendelssohn, Grieg and Tchaikovsky.