Fri 15 & Sat 16 Dec 2023 : Duncan Honeybourne – classical piano

Duncan Honeybourne
Duncan Honeybourne

Join us for this pre-Christmas solo piano treat from Duncan Honeybourne. He will play piano music with a Christmas theme and introduce us to his recent explorations of the music of German Romantic Woldemar Bargiel, the half-brother of Clara Schumann; and music by Kent housewife Jessy Reason (1878-1938), whose luxuriant and impressionistic music is currently being rediscovered and explored. The full programme is below, also with works by Robert Schumann, Anatoly Lyadov, Felix Mendelssohn, and Leopold Godowsky.

Duncan Honeybourne enjoys a diverse profile as a pianist and in music education. Following his concerto debuts at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, and the National Concert Hall, Dublin, he made recital debuts in London, Paris, and at international festivals in Belgium and Switzerland. Commended by International Piano magazine for his “glittering performances”, he has toured extensively in the UK, Ireland and Europe as soloist and chamber musician, appearing at many major venues and leading festivals. He has broadcast for over 20 years on BBC Radio 3 and more than 20 radio networks worldwide, including French, Swiss and Austrian Radio, ABC (Australia) and Radio New Zealand. Duncan has premiered over 70 new piano works and his many recordings reflect his long association with 20th and 21st century British piano music.

He teaches at the Royal Academy of Music Junior Academy, the University of Southampton and Sherborne School, and is Founder/Artistic Director of the Weymouth Lunchtime Chamber Concerts near his home in Dorset.

PROGRAMME

Robert SCHUMANN
(1810-1856) – Waldszenen (Forest Scenes), op.82
Arrival in the Forest – Hunter on the Lookout – Solitary Flowers – Haunted Spot – Friendly Landscape – Wayside Inn – The Prophet Bird – Hunting Song – Farewell

Anatoly LYADOV
(1855-1914) – Three Preludes, op.40

Woldemar BARGIEL
(1828-1897) – Piano Pieces

Felix MENDELSSOHN
(1809-1847) – Six Christmas Pieces, op.72

Interval

Jessy REASON
(1878-1938) – Five Landscapes (1917)
I. The Road across the Hills;
II. Forest Shades;
III. Dewdrops;
IV. The Solitary Place;
V. The Sunlit Stream

Leopold GODOWSKY
(1870-1938) – Concert Paraphrase on themes from Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus

MORE ABOUT DUNCAN HONEYBOURNE

Duncan Honeybourne enjoys a diverse profile as a pianist and in music education. Following his concerto debuts at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, and the National Concert Hall, Dublin, in 1998, he made recital debuts in London, Dublin, Paris, and at international festivals in Belgium and Switzerland. Commended for his “gripping performances” (The Times), “glittering performances” (International Piano) and “great technical facility and unfailing imagination” (Musical Opinion), Duncan has toured extensively in the UK, Ireland and Europe as soloist and chamber musician, appearing at major venues and leading festivals and broadcasting frequently on BBC Radio 3 and radio networks worldwide. His many recordings reflect his long association with 20th and 21st century British piano music and he has premiered more than 70 new piano works written for him by composers including John Joubert, John Casken and Cecilia McDowall, plus the Andrew Downes Piano Concerto at Birmingham Town Hall in 2009. He has also revived many forgotten scores by composers of earlier generations: he played the complete solo piano music of Ruth Gipps on BBC Radio 3 across a week of programmes for the composer’s centenary, and was invited by the BBC to give the world premiere of two rediscovered piano preludes by English romantic Susan Spain-Dunk in a live broadcast recital from Cardiff on Radio 3 in 2021. Duncan’s latest recording, piano music by Austrian composer/pianist Otto Zykan, is released this autumn by Prima Facie Records in association with the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation. Duncan teaches at the Royal Academy of Music Junior Academy, the University of Southampton and Sherborne School, and is Founder/Artistic Director of the Weymouth Lunchtime Chamber Concerts near his home in Dorset.

(see www.duncanhoneybourne.com )

 

 


Special terms : due to Covid-19 may apply, approximately as follows, though we reserve the right to update them if this all starts up again:

– Pre booking and prepayment only. All guests must give contact etc details.

– Seating may be allocated by us in advance. We may flex exact mix depending on demand and any constraints. Ask quickly if you have a larger party.

– We will give refunds if we need to cancel the concert for whatever reason. We will not refund if you need to cancel as that would disadvantage the musician(s), unless we can resell your seat.

– You must respect our Covid social distancing requirements, which will in turn comply with Government requirements. For the time being this means that no particular restrictions are anticipated unless Covid restrictions are reintroduced by Government.

– As usual drinks & nibbles will be served, but exactly how and where will depend on the weather.

– All concerts start playing at 8pm. Please arrive after 7:30pm.

– Tickets £15 each.

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