Spring 2017 Newsletter



Hello everyone!

Still time to wish you a Happy New Year!


January 15

Rowena_picWe start off with a slight change–we have new artistes to perform on cello and piano. Rowena Calvert and Alison Rhind replace the advertised artistes who were indisposed. Some of us will already have heard Rowena who has come with her violinist husband, Rhys, to live in Hertford. Her playing is masterly, ebullient and joyful, reflecting her personality. Her accompanist, Alison Rhind, is a well-established professional.

They will play Schumann, Schubert and Brahms for us.

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February 19

hannah-smith-daniel-king-smith-tnHannah Morgan (oboe) won a First Prize at the Barbirolli International Oboe Festival. She will be accompanied by Daniel King Smith and they will perform arrangements of Schubert songs as well as the Interlude for Oboe and Piano by Gerald Finzi.

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March 19

douglas-finch-tnDouglas Finch (piano) will devote the first part of his programme to an Improvisation Workshop. A ‘True Virtuoso’ he has been described as, bursting with energy. He will doubtless inspire two local pianists I have invited to take part. He will interact a lot with the audience and will gladly take requests to combine contrasting melodies in the style of a classical composer. Hilarity and amazement guaranteed! In the second half he will himself improvise either before or after pieces by Beethoven (that king of Improvisers), Chopin and Albeniz.

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HMC_web_background_4On June 4 – heralding the Hertfordshire Festival of Music a week later – we welcome back Simon Watson who performed for us two years ago. As last time, this will be a Charity Recital with proceeds to research into Parkinsons and Picks diseases -two neurological conditions. I do hope you will support all these concerts and look forward to seeing you with friends and family….. (don’t forget children have free entry).


Harold Chaplin – Chairman


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