Upcoming Events

Concerts in 2024


Friday 19th April: Students from the Purcell School

St Nicholas Church, Stevenage   7.30 pm

The Purcell School for Young Musicians is a jewel in the crown of the UK's music education, admired around the world. Home to nearly 200 exceptional teenagers from over 30 different countries, the school nurtures outstanding performances from young artists who are encouraged in their virtuosity, creativity and imagination.  Tonight’s concert will include a rare performance of Mendelssohn’s String Octet

Purcell School website


Programme


Shostakovich String Quartet No.7 Op.108 (15')

Ruize Ma, violin

Jacqueline Wang, violin

Theadora Griffiths, viola

Emma Price, cello


Joaquín Turina -  La oración del torero Op.34 (10')

Yu-Wei Huang, violin

Antonia Zadrag, violin

Jihyo Dianna Kim, viola

Ivan Cherednichenko Carrillo, cello


Interval


Mendelssohn, String Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20 (40')

Dominic-Lucian Drutac, violin

Goulwenna Vigneron, violin

Antonia Zadrag, violin

Yu-Wei Huang, violin

Mina Jobson-Mazur, viola

Jihyo Dianna Kim, viola

Ivan Cherednichenko Carrillo, cello

Emma Price, cello


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Sunday 26th May: Emma Halnan and Jack Hancher (flute and guitar)

Holy Trinity Church, Weston.  3.30 pm

Since winning the woodwind section of the Young Musician of the Year 2010 flautist Emma Halnan has enjoyed an international career as a soloist crossing multiple musical genres. Jack Hancher is a rising star of the classical guitar having won a string of awards and described as a “poet and a painter, colouring sounds out of the guitar as if his imagination and the guitar were one"

Musician websites

Emma Halnan

Jack Hancher


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Programme


JS Bach: Sonata in E, BWV 1035

​Faure: Sicilienne, Op.78

Honegger: Danse de la chèvre (flute solo) 

​Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango


Interval


Giuliani: Gran Duet Concertante, op.52

​J.S. Bach: Bourree/Double BWV1002 (guitar solo) 

A. Jose : Pavana Triste (from Sonata for Guitar)

Castelnovo-Tedesco: Sonatina for flute & guitar, Op.20


Friday 30th August: Laura Lootens (guitar)

Holy Trinity Church, Weston.  7.30 pm

Rising star Laura Lootens was the winner of the Andres Segovia International Classical Guitar Competition 2022. She scored a further success when the renowned Deutsche Musikwettbewerb selected her for a scholarship; and the Special Prize of the German Musikleben Foundation. Laura performs for us as part of a summer tour of the UK.       

Musician website

Laura Lootens

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Saturday 5th October: Elmore Quartet

Holy Trinity Church, Weston. 7.30 pm

2023 Kirckman Concert Society Artists and Winners of the Tunnell Trust Awards 2021, the Elmore Quartet is a dynamic young ensemble founded in 2017 at the Royal Northern College of Music, having  performed regularly across the UK at venues including Wigmore Hall, Conway Hall, the Pitville Pump Room and Oxford’s Holywell Music Room.

The Quartet launched the Elmore Chamber Music Festival, which now takes place annually in August.

Musician website

Elmore String Quartet


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Saturday 2nd November: London Central Brass

St Nicholas Church, Stevenage. 7.30 pm

Formed in 2023, London Central Brass have already claimed first prize in the Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition, first prize in the Musicians' Company Brass Ensemble Competition, and the Onyx Brass Award for Creativity in Programming, which includes new and established repertoire.


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Put these dates into your diaries now. 



The Future


Our programming is deliberately diverse, including a mix of both popular and lesser-known classical music, sometimes familiar, sometimes challenging, but always given by outstanding performers.   


Once more we are grateful to our individual supporters and also to our County Councillor, Steve Jarvis.   Together our Society not only survives but continues to punch above its weight.


Tickets are £20 (Thanks to a grant from Hertfordshire County Council tickets are free for children and people in full time education). Tickets are also available on the door unless the concert is over subscribed. It is easy to book by clicking the link to TryBooking given when the concert is listed.


If you have any problems booking please give us a call or email us. Contact details below.


General Enquiries: westonconcerts@gmail.com

Phone: 01462 790327