WELCOME to HERTFORD MUSIC CLUB SEASON 2019/20
Welcome to the Hertford Music Club’s new season. You will notice that we also called the club Music on Sundays. This is really a unique feature of our club so we wish to emphasise it to encourage people to enjoy an afternoon of good music on Sundays.
Our program is varied as ever! Membership offers extremely good value!
On September 22 local cellist, Rowena Calvert , will treat us to a couple of famous works. The Grand Tango by Piazzolla was first rejected by world-class cellist, Rostropovich. Subsequently he adopted it into his repertoire when he discovered so many other people playing it! Visit the website of Rowena’s accompanist to hear a stunning performance of the classic Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin.
Our October piano recital is given by a young lady who has made an impression on Hertford audiences already. She is highly talented and arranges major classical orchestral works for piano. She arranged the Rite of Spring by Stravinsky and performed it to accompany dancers at Hertford Theatre a few years ago. She also organizes a festival of Chinese music in London. Interestingly her major study was chemistry!
In November we have a chance to hear the classical harp as played by Elizabeth Bass. This Artist is sponsored by the Countess of Munster musical trust. She is already well known as star performer, involved also in educational work.
After Christmas we have our first accordionist plus violin recital – they guarantee a diverse and entertaining program
In February young baritone Ben Watkins offers us the complete song cycle “Die schöne Müllerin” by Schubert. Perhaps the composer’s most famous set of songs, is set to attract a following from beyond Hertford!
In March the Ensemble Mirage will treat us to the two most famous clarinet quintets by Mozart and by Brahms. Their first violinist Alexandra Lomeiko, performed for us in 2017 and fell in love with the Quaker meeting house as a venue for music ! A real treat to end our season.
For full details and to purchase tickets, please visit the CONCERTS page.
All concerts begin at 3pm at the Quaker Meeting House, Railway Street, Hertford, SG14 1BA.