Maggini String Quartet
In case it's not already in your diary this is to remind you that our next concert is this coming Saturday at the usual time and place and features the internationally acclaimed Maggini String Quartet.
Formed in 1988, the Maggini Quartet is one of the finest British string quartets. Its acclaimed recordings have won many international awards including Gramophone Chamber Music Award of the Year, Diapason d’Or of the Year and a Cannes Classical Award, and have twice been nominated for Grammy Awards. Recent projects have been recordings of the string quartets of Welsh composer Arwel Hughes, a disc of music by Jonathan Rutherford and another of Mozart’s ‘Hunt’ and ‘Dissonance’ quartets.
They have proposed a superb programme:
I hope you will be able to join us. It's worth coming just for the wonderful biscuits with the tea and coffee during the interval, quite apart from the truly wonderful music!!
We are delighted to welcome the pianist Leon McCawley who will present a programme of Haydn, Chopin, Beethoven, Brahms and Schumann.
Praised for his unfailingly communicative playing, British pianist Leon McCawley has been delighting audiences worldwide since winning, in 1993, first prize in the International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna and second prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition. His many concert performances and extensive discography have established him as a pianist of great integrity and variety, bringing freshness and vitality to Classical, Romantic and 20th century repertoire.
As a concerto soloist, Leon performs with many leading British orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National and Ulster Orchestras, Bournemouth and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras and Royal Northern Sinfonia. He made his sixth appearance at the BBC Proms in August 2019 performing John Ireland’s Piano Concerto with BBC Concert Orchestra/Bramwell Tovey which was televised on BBC4.
We have been trying to get Leon to Whitstable for about 4 years now because of his incredibly busy concert schedule, delighted that we have finally made it!
Odora Piano Trio
This weekend will see the last of the BBC Proms for 2023 as the nights start to draw in, but don't be despondent because our new season at Whitstable Music Society starts on Saturday 30th September at the usual time and place.
We start the season by welcoming back the Odora Piano Trio with a superb programme of Haydn, Brahms, Enescu and Saint Saens. For more information about the Odora and their programme on 30th September please click the link below.
If you haven't yet got your season ticket you can easily purchase one online at a cost of £90 for seven concerts which represents excellent value for money. Alternatively you can contact Gill Smyth on 01227 277227 and order your ticket on the phone. Both single tickets and season tickets are also available on the ticket desk on the evening of the concert.
Looking forward to seeing you there!