Wednesday 4th October at 1pm
Krommer Bassoon Quartet in B flat major Op. 46 No.1
Mozart String Quintet in Gminor K. 516
Showcasing two much-loved but sometimes overlooked instruments: the viola and the bassoon. Krommer’s Bassoon Quartet sees the bassoon play alongside two violas and a cello, while Mozart’s rich and intricate String Quintet in G minor features an extra viola added to the traditional string quartet line-up.
Wednesday 6th December at 1pm
Manuel de Falla Suite Populaire Espagnole
César Franck Sonata in A major
Melting away the winter cold with the richness of music for cello and piano. Suite Populaire Espagnole by Spanish composer Manuel de Falla and Franck’s Sonata in A major demonstrate the beauty and emotional range of the instruments in a way that issure to warm the heart of the listener.
Sunday 29 October at 3pm
Tickets - £17, concessions - £13, under 27s - £6
Haydn Cello Concerto No.2 in D major,Hob. VIIb:2, Op. 101
Schubert Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, D. 485
Conductor Gareth Jones
Cello Michael Petrov
With outstanding cello soloist Michael Petrov and Principal Conductor Gareth Jones, award winning chamber orchestra Sinfonia Cymru returns to The Riverfront with its classic blend of virtuosity and excellence.
Relaxing for the listener, but technically intricate and challenging, Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major is a soothing and lyrical work by a master of string music.
Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 in B-flatmajor is a joyful addition to this elegant programme.
Young Classical Artists Trust artist Michael Petrov was nominated by the Barbican as ECHO Rising Star, and has appeared as soloist with the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony and English Chamber Orchestras. He studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he is now a fellow.
Sunday 5 November at 3pm
Tickets - £6
The Cann Twins perform music from Carmen, Blue Danube and Swan Lake plus a world premiere by Elliott. One piano, four hands.
Polovtsian Dances Borodin
Sonatina Elliott World Premiere
3 movts from Carmen Suites Bizet
The Beautiful Blue Danube Strauss
Movts from Swan Lake Tchaikovsky
Siesta and Fiesta Elliott
Dolly Suite Faure
Hungarian Rhapsody no.2 Liszt
The international twin duo-pianists Claire and Antoinette Cann make a welcome return to the Riverfront with a sparkling programme including Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Borodin and Elliott. The twin sisters are known for their virtuosic arrangements of orchestral works and especially the French repertoire featured on their CDs for which they have won Gramophone Critic’s Choice and Classic FM Critic’s Choice. Their performances on one and two pianos have taken them to Europe, USA, Japan, the Middle East and Australasia. They have also performed two piano concerti with many of the major London Orchestras, and at the Barbican, the Royal Festival Hall and the Royal Albert Hall.
The distinguished composer, Michael Elliott will also be at the concert and available with the twins to sign programmes.
Sunday 21 January at 4pm
Tickets - £17, concessions - £14
WNO Orchestra is delighted to bring this wonderful New Year concert to The Riverfront. We leave the conductor behind and the musicians and audience are brought together for the evening by David Adams, WNO’s Orchestra Leader and Concertmaster.
The concert includes one of the most famous works from Mozart, the Horn Concerto No 4. Surrounding this exciting offering, the Great Hall will resonate to the sounds of the most famous waltzes and polkas from glittering Vienna ballrooms.
Our opener, the fabulous overture to Der Freischutz by Weber, will get us off to a cracking start. Favourite waltzes such as Wine, Women and Song, The Blue Danube and Gold and Silver alongside the Tritsch-Tratsch, Thunder and Lightning and Champagne polkas and the great Radetsky March, will adorn the rip-roaring second half, alongside some of the less familiar fare.
This is all guaranteed to put a spring back into your post-Christmas step.
Presented and Directed from the Violin by David Adams
Horn Soloist: Angus West