Forthcoming musical events: Spring 2017 series of six concerts
£12 per evening, or £60 for six performances. – please phone us (01305 848 909) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to book. Pieces may vary slightly on those concerts which are repeated on two evenings. Price includes one glass of wine & nibbles. All concerts start at 8:00pm, please arrive shortly after 7:30pm. If you require wheelchair access please inform us well in advance so we can arrange seating to suit.
Fri 19 May & Sat 20 May: Philip Clouts & Ron Phelan (piano & double bass, jazz)
Philip Clouts and Ron Phelan
Pianist Philip Clouts was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and lived in London from an early age. He studied social anthropology at Cambridge University, and jazz at the Guildhall School of Music, London. In addition, he has studied classical music with Michael Shak, and jazz piano with Bheki Mseleku, Howard Riley and Simon Purcell.
Clouts was a founder member of worldbeat jazz band Zubop, with whom he composed music and played the piano, touring internationally and releasing five CDs. Performances included Ronnie Scott’s, Symphony Hall in Birmingham, and the Womad and Glastonbury Festivals. Acclaim in the press has included The Observer describing their music as, “optimistic, unpretentious and hugely accomplished.” Later, Zubop joined forces with the BBC World Music Award-winning riti player, Juldeh Camara, expanding into ZubopGambia.
Philip has released a trio CD of his compositions entitled “Direction South”which was described in Jazz UK as “an enormously enjoyable set of accessible but distinctive originals. Like the compositions, Clouts’ solos are thoughtful and persuasively structured”
More recently the Philip Clouts Quartet has been a major focus of his composing and playing. The first quartet album ‘Sennen Cove’ garnered many enthusiastic reviews and was praised in Musician magazine for “consummate musicianship”; second album ‘The Hour of Pearl’ was also very well received, with Jazzwise magazine celebrating it’s “pulsating groove-orientated music…distinctive…spiritual and soul jazz…strongly melodic themes”. The Guardian praised the “precise ebullience and relaxed funkiness” of the new album ‘Umoya,’ which is titled from the Zulu word for ‘life force’.
Ron Phelan studied bass in Dublin before moving to the UK. He has worked with some of the best musicians and performers in the country touring both nationally and internationally in projects ranging from jazz ensembles to large scale theatrical productions. He currently lives in the South West of England where he divides his time between performing and composing.
The duo setting at Tincleton Gallery provides an ideal opportunity for these performers to present their work in a more intimate context. The music will cover a wide variety of moods, and in addition to Clouts’ original compositions the programme will feature some pieces from the jazz repertoire.
Fri 16 June: Duncan Honeybourne & Katharine Lam (two pianos, classical)
Sat 17 June: Duncan Honeybourne & Katharine Lam (two pianos, classical)
Commended by International Piano magazine for the “suave confidence” of his playing, Duncan Honeybourne broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio 3 and radio networks worldwide. Katharine Lam is a professor at the Birmingham Conservatoire and began her career as a soloist with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Birmingham. The Lam/Honeybourne Duo has given recitals throughout Britain and in Switzerland; they have been a regular feature of concerts at Tincleton and their programme this year will include Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite.
Subsequent musical events:
Autumn 2017 series of six concerts
Fri 22 September: Anthony Green (solo piano, classical)
Anthony Green taught for years at Trinity College of Music London and his works include seven piano sonatas. He plays BACH Prelude & Fugue in C sharp major BK II., MOZART Fantasia in C minor K475, BEETHOVEN Eroica Variations Op 35, BUSONI Berceuse, GREEN Sonatina No1, LISZT Variation on Bach’s Weinen, Klagen.
Sat 23 September: Anthony Green & Hywel Davies (piano & violin, classical)
Hywel Davies is a member of the Cavendish String Quartet and has played with the BSO, the Royal Philharmonic and others. With Anthony Green he plays BEETHOVEN Sonata in F Op 24 (Spring), BEETHOVEN Sonata 10 in G major Op 96, BRAHMS Scherzo in C minor from the F.A.E. Sonata, GREEN South Downs nr Devil’s Dyke, DEBUSSY Sonata in G minor
20th October: Wessex Quartet
21st October: Wessex Quartet
The Wessex Piano Quartet is well known in Dorset for its residency as part of Duncan Honeybourne’s Weymouth Lunchtime Chamber Concerts. The violinist Catrin Win Morgan is Head of Strings at Sherborne School for Girls, Stephanie Chambers is a frequent violist with the BSO and Sally Flann is the cellist of the popular Dorchester Piano Trio and Piano Quartet, based at the Dorset County Museum. Here at Tincleton they will play a programme featuring the Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor, op.25.
Fri 17 November: John Law & Nick Sorensen (piano & sax, jazz & classical)
Sat 18 November: John Law & Nick Sorensen (piano & sax, jazz & classical)
John Law, solo piano, with special guest Nick Sorensen, saxophones for Some Of Our Favourite Things…. Two evenings of intimate jazz and classical music, infusing life into beautiful melodies and compositions from these two genres, with the quick-fire, spontaneous creativity of improvisation.
Fri 8 December: Duncan Honeybourne (solo piano, classical)
Sat 9 December: Duncan Honeybourne (solo piano, classical)
Commended by International Piano magazine for the “suave confidence” of his playing, Duncan Honeybourne broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio 3 and radio networks worldwide. He is especially well known as an interpreter of British piano music, and several celebrated composers have dedicated new works to him. His programme will feature piano music by Schumann, Brahms and the Danish composer Niels Gade, who was born 200 years ago this year.
Past musical events
Fri 14 & Sat 15 April: Ronan Magill returns from Japan for two Tincleton concerts:
This former winner of the British International Piano Competition for Contemporary Music and last pupil of Benjamin Britten returns from Japan to visit Tincleton for two candlelight concerts with two programmes of great variety. (NOTE: there are changes to the previously advertised programme).
Fri 14 April: Ronan Magill
A special candlelight concert: MOZART Variations on a Minuet by Duport K573, BEETHOVEN “Tempest” Sonata Op.31 No.2, and the beautiful SCHUBERT Sonata in B flat D960.
Sat 15 April: Ronan Magill
On Saturday again by candlelight he will play: CHOPIN 12 Etudes Op.10, RONAN MAGILL “In Memoriam Titanic April 1912”, SCHUBERT-LISZT two Lieder, SCHUMANN-LISZT “Liebeslied”, LISZT “La Leggierezza”, LISZT ‘Dante’ Sonata from Annees de Pelerinage – Italie.
Fri 24 March: Mike Denham (solo piano, ragtime)
Rags to Riches – a centenary celebration of Scott Joplin ragtime and its influence on 100 years of popular music from this exemplary local self-confessed ragtime junkie.
Sat 25 March: Angela Brownridge (solo piano, classical)
Angela has been described as ….”one of the world’s finest pianists….” by the New York Times. For us at Tincleton Gallery she will be playing BEETHOVEN Sonata in C major Op. 2 no. 3.; CHOPIN Fantasy in F minor Op. 49.; DEBUSSY Preludes – Feuilles Mortes & Feux d’Artifice.; BEETHOVEN Sonata in F minor Op. 57 “Appassionata”; CHOPIN Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise Op. 22.; DEBUSSY Preludes – La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin & Ce qu’a vu le Vent de L’Ouest.
Friday 16th December + Saturday 17th December
Wessex Piano Quartet : Catrin Win Morgan (violin), Stephanie Chambers (viola), Sally Flann (cello) and Duncan Honeybourne (piano). The programme will include Faure’s Piano Quintet.
Friday 25th + Saturday 26th November: John Law solo piano with special guest Nick Sorensen (saxophones) : Two evenings of music drawing from the two worlds of jazz and classical.
John Law, a prize-winning classical prodigy on piano, turned away from classical piano studies to pursue jazz and improvised music when he was 23 and has been involved in, and acclaimed for, his work in a wide variety of contemporary jazz projects: from solo piano concerts and albums through trio and quartet tours and recordings, right through to large scale works for his semi-classical ensemble Cornucopia. He has played at over fifty festivals worldwide and recorded over thirty albums, working with musicians as diverse as Gwilym Simcock, Andy Sheppard, Jason Rebello, Tim Garland and Evan Parker. John’s main projects currently are his acclaimed trio/quartet Congregation, which has toured all over Europe, appearing to stunning audience acclaim in concert halls, clubs and at festivals such as the North Sea jazz Festival (Rotterdam) or the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, at the London Jazz Festival, as well as solo piano projects, his electric project Boink! which combines electric keyboards, guitar, saxophone and drums with electronic music soundscapes and live, interactive visual backdrops and Goldberg, his recreation, with added visuals, of Bach’s original work.
Nick Sorensen is highly regarded in the South West for his fluid, inventive style of saxophone playing. Equally at home in jazz language or freely improvising, Nick is also active in education and is currently Dean of the School of Education at Bath Spa University.
Friday 11th & Saturday 12th November : Mark Springer on solo piano
The spontaneous feeling of improvised music but turned into compositional ideas that develop free flowing improvisations (see below for more details) . Mark Springer is a pianist and composer who has been playing professionally and performing since his teens when he formed the groundbreaking Rip Rig + Panic, a group that also included former members of The Pop Group and lead singer Neneh Cherry. When they split in 1983 after three years together, the renowned music critic Richard Williams commented in The Times that “their too-brief career will not have been in vain if it has served at least to launch the pianist Mark Springer”. Subsequently releasing several solo albums for Virgin prior to setting up The Exit Label he has spent his career developing a distinctive sound world that combines his skill and virtuosity at the piano with an ability to write music for piano and orchestra, string quartets, opera and many other combinations of instruments. He partnered on his last CD “Aparat” with the Penguin Cafe Orchestra’s Arthur Jeffes. In the two concerts Mark Springer will “capture the spontaneous feeling of improvised music but turned into compositional ideas that develop free flowing improvisations”.
Friday 30th September : Anthony Green on solo piano
Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Green, Liszt
Saturday 1st October : Anthony Green n solo piano
Haydn, Beethoven, Berg, Debussy, Green, Liszt
Friday 9th September : Ronan Magill
Ronan Magill solo piano: Scarlatti Sonatas; Mozart Sonata K330; Chopin Nocturne; Beethoven Sonata No.14 ; Tchaikovsky op37
This will be a solo piano concert by Ronan Magill.
Saturday 10th September : Ronan Magill & Lisa Izumi
Ronan Magill (piano) and Lisa Izumi (violin) from Japan includes Beethoven. Op.12 No.1; J.S. Bach. BWV 1004; Brahms Op.100
This will be a duet of Ronan Magill (piano) and Lisa Izumi (violin).
Fri 3rd June and Sat 4th June at 7:30pm | Piano concert by Katherine Lam & Duncan Honeybourne
This well known duo of international concert pianists Katherine Lam of the Birmingham Conservatoire and the concert soloist Duncan Honeybourne coming to us in one of their most intimate venues. The programme will include Suite For Two Pianos by Rachmanninof and duets by Constant Lambert (Trois pieces sur les touches blances) and John Joubert (Divertimento), plus Mendelssohn. Solo pieces may vary on the two evenings. Includes one glass of wine & nibbles.
Wed 9th December 2015 at 7:30pm John Bullock & Helen Coombs (of SALON BAROQUE)T
he programme will be a mixed bag of Xmas songs, including a touch of the pagan Wassails, a good mix of Christian Christmas songs (though no carols, thank’ee), and a few of the old-ish popular Christmas songs from musical theatre. Fund raising raffle for Julia’s House charity. Includes one glass of wine & nibbles.
Sat 27th June 2015, 7:30pm : Piano recital
Ronan Magill: Scarlatti, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Schubert, Liszt, Chopin
Fri 26th June 2015, 7:30pm : Piano recital
Ronan Magill: Beethoven, Bach, Scriabin, Chopin, Magill.
Sat 13th December 2014, 7:30pm : Christmas concert
Izabau Rothman (violin), Martin Weston (baritone), Duncan Honeybourne & Richard Hall (pianists) : Mendelssohn, Franck, Dowland, Purcell, Cornelius, Britten.
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