A RACHMANINOV RETROSPECTIVE
THE HOLBURNE MUSEUM EVENING CONCERT SERIES
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: JASON THORNTON
The Holburne Museum launches its first Evening Concert Series, A Rachmaninov Retrospective, featuring the Museum’s Steinway Model D concert grand piano. This instrument was chosen by Sergei Rachmaninov, one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, for his last tour of Great Britain.
During this series, we’ll explore Rachmaninov’s sublime music using an instrument that the great man played many times. Join us for a unique experience in the intimate surroundings of the Picture Gallery with some of the country’s brightest musical talents, many of whom have a close connection to Bath.
Tickets £22/ £20 concessions Doors open 6.30pm for 7.30pm concert
Tickets available from the Holburne tel 01225 388569 and Bath Box Office tel 01225 463362
Thursday 26 April 2012, 7.30pm
David Quigley (piano)
Rachmaninov Morceaux de Fantaisie Op. 3
Liszt Annees de Pelerinage Book 1 (selection)
Liszt/Verdi Aida (Sacred Dance & Final Duet)
Liszt/Wagner Isolde’s Liebestod
Elgar Enigma Variations (solo piano version)
A musical exploration of characterisation and imagery. Experience the Enigma Variations in their original format for solo piano, just as Elgar’s friends did when they first heard their miniature musical portraits.
David Quigley has performed as a recitalist and concerto soloist worldwide in many major illustrious venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and the Wigmore Hall. He combines his career as a solo pianist with teaching at Birmingham Conservatoire.
Tickets £22 / £20 concessions
available from the Holburne Museum T 01225 388569 and Bath Box Office T 01225 463362
Previous concerts in the series:
Thursday 19 January 2012, 7.30pm
Leslie Howard (piano)
Rachmaninov Piano Sonata No.1
Rachmaninov Piano Sonata No.2
A rare opportunity to hear two of Rachmaninov’s greatest and most technically demanding works for solo piano, played by one of the few pianists in the world who can actually play them.
Leslie Howard has appeared internationally with the world’s finest orchestras, including the London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. As a recording artist he has recorded the complete piano music of Franz Liszt.
Saturday 18 February 2012, 7.30pm
Tim Hugh (cello)
Peter Donohoe CBE (piano)
Rachmaninov Cello Sonata
Chopin Cello Sonata
Rachmaninov wrote very little chamber music, but the Cello Sonata is a truly inspirational work exploiting the deep rich colours of the instrument to produce a heart rendering work of the Romantic tradition.Tim Hugh is Principal Cellist with the London Symphony Orchestra. Following his success at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Tim enjoys an international career as soloist. He has since worked and recorded with many of the greatest conductors including Gergiev, Previn, Haitink, Sir Colin Davis, and Sir Andrew Davis.
Friday 23 March, 7.30pm
Gavin Carr (baritone)
Maria Angel Garcia (piano)
Critically acclaimed singer and leider expert, Gavin Carr presents a selection of songs by the giants of the Russian repertoire. Accompanied by concert pianist Maria Angel Garcia, a programme of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov songs are programmed to delight audiences at the penultimate concert in the Holburne Museum’s Rachmaninov Restrospective Evening Concert Series.
Gavin Carr is a baritone of international repute and has sung at many of the world’s opera houses and concert halls. He is also known as a chorus master and conductor and is music director of Bath Minerva Choir, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and South West Festival Chorus.