An exploration in words and music of the ways people have sought happiness over the centuries, covered in writings from Shakespeare to Gyles Brandreth, and music from Purcell to Offenbach and Gershwin.
- HAPPY NOW?
Jeremy Polmear and Diana Ambache with Jenny Agutter* ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’ -- 30th March 2012
We welcome a return visit by this vibrant, versatile trumpet ensemble playing music from the 18th century to the present day and from classical to swing: all guaranteed to brighten any winter’s day!
A delicious addition – not to be missed – will be our popular ‘soup and puds’ lunch in the Victoria Rooms, Milverton, after the concert.
This concert welcomes the Bacchus Trio: Thomas Gould, leading British violinist of the younger generation in trio with Alasdair Beatson – piano – and James Barralet – ‘cello. Their programme will include music by Brahms, Liszt and Beethoven.
‘The Carnival of Yule’
From Medieval England to ‘le jazz cool’ via Latin rhythms and Cajun beats, The Carnival Band go beyond the spirit of Christmas to the spirit of celebration the world over. Five musical explorers with over 20 instruments including shawm, bagpipes, Turkish clarinet, fiddle, guitar, bass, drums and LOTS of singing.
Suitable for all ages.
This superlative quartet of young French musicians who met at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse will be joined by renowned pianist, Alexander Karpeyev, making a guest appearance to delight us with their performance of César Franck’s brilliant Piano Quintet in F Minor.
Haydn · String Quartet No. 1 in B flat Major, Op. 1
Beethoven · String Quartet No. 7 in F Major ‘Rasumovsky’
Franck · Piano Quintet in F Minor
Prokofiev · Romeo and Juliet Op.64 arranged for two pianos by Bartlomiej Wasik
Tchaikovsky · ‘Romeo and Juliet Overture Fantasy’
violin and piano
Amy Beach · Romance Op.23
Mozart · Sonata in B flat major K378
Strauss · Sonata in E flat major Op.18
Ponce · arr. Heifetz, ‘Estrellita’, ‘Mexican Serenade’
doors open 11.00 am
Devised by the enthusiastic and superbly knowledgeable lover of classical music, Des Belam
Come and test your musical knowledge − or not − in a light−hearted quiz. A cup of tea or even a glass of wine may increase your chances of winning.
Free entry but space is limited so booking is essential.
viola and piano
Bach · Suite in D minor No.2
Schubert · Arpeggione Sonata in A minor
Schumann · Adagio & Allegro in A flat major
Dubugnon · Lied Franck · Sonata in A major for violin and piano
Milverton Concert Society will provide lunch on Saturday 22nd October at £8 per head in the Victoria Rooms, which should be booked ahead with your concert tickets. The Globe Inn is offering a set menu supper on both days from 6.00pm which should be booked directly with them. There will be a bar in the church in the evening.
For full details, please see the Festival Programme.
Tickets for these events are available from the Two Moors Festival Box Office 01643 831006.
As many of you will know, world renowned pianist, Melvyn Tan, has in the last year accepted The Milverton Concert Society’s invitation to become our Honorary President. Melvyn is returning, this time with cellist Guy Johnston, to give another stellar performance here in the heart of Somerset. They will be repeating this evening’s programme at the Wigmore Hall in October.
Remember to book early to avoid disappointment, on 01823 400200.
Beethoven · Sonata in C Major, Op. 102 number 1
Anton Rubinstein · Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 18
Rachmaninov · ‘Prélude et Danse Orientale’
Mendelssohn · Sonata in D Major, Op. 58