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CELEBRITY SERIES

Bachfest

 

Wednesday 28 January 1.20 pm

The lunchtime concert features J.S. Bach’s complete Inventions and Sinfonias played by the piano pupils of

The Yehudi Menuhin School.

TICKETS £5**

Bachfest Workshops

These workshops are open to the public will run in the Concert Hall between 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm and 5 - 6.15 pm on Wednesday 28th January.

The workshops will  deal with creative approach using improvisation techniques applied to performance related issues of the Bach unaccompanied works for violin and 'cello.

Participants will include pupils of the Yehudi  Menuhin School and visiting players from London Conservatoires.

 

             

Wednesday 28 January 7.45 pm

Alina Ibragimova – solo violin

Sonata No 1 in G minor BWV 1001

Partita No 1 in B minor BWV 1002

Sonata No 2 in A minor BWV 1003

TICKETS £10**

Including music developed from workshops during the day with David Dolan.

 

Thursday 29 January 7.45 pm

 

6 pm. Pre-concert lecture by Nathan Williamson.

Admission FREE

 

Alina Ibragimova – solo violin

Partita No 2 in D minor BWV 1004

Sonata No 3 in C Major BWV 1005

Partita No 3 in E Major BWV 1006

TICKETS  £10**

 

**Buy tickets for both evening concerts, total £16. Buy tickets for evening and lunchtime concerts, total £18.

 

Saturday 7 February 7.30 pm

Showcase Concert

Please see page 15 for details.

 

TICKETS £10 Friends   £15 Guests/Public

 

SPRING/SUMMER 2009 SEASON AT

THE MENUHIN HALL

 

 Welcome to our Spring-Summer 2009 brochure. We enter this period with three very exciting years of Menuhin Hall programming behind us, and we believe that our new programme maintains the quality and creativity of our past events. We are delighted to welcome the outstanding British cellist, Natalie Clein to our stage, and it is especially pleasing that she will be performing with one of our past pupils, the acclaimed pianist, Kathryn Stott. Another great British musician, Joanna MacGregor will be visiting us for the first time, giving a characteristically exciting and varied programme.  One of the School’s new Music Patrons, past-pupil Tasmin Little, returns to our stage in a glorious programme of the music of Mendelssohn presented by the London Primavera & Chorus. Indeed we have something of a choral festival in May and June, with concerts by the Ember Choral Society, the Croydon Philharmonic Choir, the Ripieno Choir and the Chandos Choir and Orchestra. If you want to sing yourself, why not come to our Singalong of Haydn’s Nelson Mass on April 19th. David Juritz, leader of the London Mozart Players, returns to the Hall – with the English Mozart Ensemble, and the Surrey Archaeological Society also returns for its Summer Lecture. We welcome back Julian Lloyd Webber to lead our Cello Day – a chance for pupils, young and old alike, as well as teachers, to take part in a day of seminars and music-making on the cello.

 

This season we also welcome back the Dorking Concertgoers. The Zephyr Concert will be a memorial tribute to John Usher, who died in November 2008. John was not only the Chair of the Dorking Concertgoers and the Mole Valley District Council’s Arts Alive Festival, but he was at the heart of many of the musical activities in Surrey and the very first person to book an event in The Menuhin Hall.

 

Of course, the bedrock of the music-making in the Hall, is the Showcase Concerts, given by current pupils at The Yehudi Menuhin School. The clarinettist, Mark van de Weil, will join our pupils in the concert on March 5th, and past pupil, cellist Matthjis Broersma, will join us in one of these concerts on June 7th.

 

We are honoured that the acclaimed documentary maker, Christopher Nupen, will give a lecture on Founder’s Day. On this special occasion he will show his film ‘The Ghost’ , featuring our new president Daniel Barenboim appearing with Jacqueline Du Pré and Pinchas Zuckerman.

 

Malcolm Singer, Director of Music

Ambie Desoutter, Manager, The Menuhin Hall

 

 

 

Season at a glance

(see details below)

 

MARCH

Thu 5     7.45 pm             Showcase Concert

Sat 7      7.30 pm             Surrey Mozart Players

Sun 8     2.30 pm             Natalie Clein & Kathryn Stott, Recital

Fri 20     7.45 pm             Showcase Concert

Sat 21    7.30 pm             English Mozart Ensemble

Thu 26   7.45 pm             Joanna MacGregor, Piano Recital

Sat 28    7.30 pm             St Cecilia Chorus

 

APRIL

Tue 7     8.00 pm             Purbayan Chatterjee and Pandit Kumar Bose, Sitar and Tabla

Sun 19   7.30 pm             (3.00 pm rehearsal) Nelson Mass Singalong

Wed 22 7.30 pm            Founder’s Day lecture with Christopher Nupen

Sun 26   10.00 am            Cello Day with Julian Lloyd Webber

 

MAY

Thu 7     7.45 pm             Showcase Concert

Wed 20 1.20 pm            Lunchtime Showcase Concert

Sat 23    7.30 pm             Dorking Concertgoers present Zephyr

JUNE

Fri 5       7.45 pm             Surrey Archaeological Society Summer Lecture

Sat 6      7.30 pm             Ember Choral Society

Sun 7     2.30 pm             Showcase Concert with past pupil Matthjis Broersma

Sat 13    7.30 pm             London Primavera & Chorus with Tasmin Little

Sun 14   3.00 pm             Croydon Philharmonic Choir

Sat 20    7.30 pm             ‘Here, There & Everywhere’, Ripieno Choir

Sun 21   7.30 pm             Chandos Choir and Orchestra

Fri 26     7.00 pm             YMS Summer Festival

Sat 27    2.30 PM & 7.00 pm YMS Summer Festival

Sun 28  2.30 pm & 7.00 pm YMS Summer Festival

 

JULY

Sat 4      5.00 pm             Showcase Orchestral Concert

 

Thursday 5 March 7.45 pm

Showcase Concert with Mark van de Wiel Clarinet

 

Programme includes new compositions for clarinet, strings and piano by pupils of The Yehudi Menuhin School, as well as the usual items of more traditional repertoire performed by the pupils.

Tickets £15 Friends £10

 

Showcase Concerts are part of performance education for pupils of The Yehudi Menuhin School

 

Concert Details

 

Saturday 7 March 7.30 pm

Surrey Mozart Players

Kenneth Woods Music Director

Phillip Eastop Horn

 

Programme includes:

W.A. Mozart Overture

La Clemenza di Tito

Lars-Erik Larsson

Pastoral Suite Op 19

Richard Strauss

Horn Concerto No 1

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C

 

The Surrey Mozart Players was founded in the early 1970s by Richard Temple Savage. This varied programme mixes much-loved works of Mozart, Strauss and Beethoven, with the fascinating Pastoral Suite of little known Swedish twentieth century composer Lars-Erik Larsson.

 

Tickets £12

Tickets are sold on behalf of Surrey Mozart Players

 

 

 

CELEBRITY SERIES

Sunday 8 March 2.30 pm

Natalie Clein  Cello

Kathryn Stott Piano

 

Programme includes:

Bartok Hungarian Rhapsody

Dvoˆrak Waldesruhe

Brahms Sonata in E minor Op 32

Casals Song of the Birds

De Falla Suite Populaire Espanol

 

Natalie Clein’s exceptional musicality has earned her a number of prestigious prizes beginning with the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year which she won at the age of 16 in 1994. We are delighted that she will be performing this recital with past pupil Kathryn Stott, who in 1978 was a prize-winner at the Leeds International Piano Competition.

 

Tickets £30

Celebrity Concerts raise funds to support The Yehudi Menuhin School

 

 

Friday 20 March 7.45 pm

Showcase Concert

 

Pupils of The Yehudi Menuhin School present a programme of solo and chamber music.

 

Tickets £15 Friends £10

Showcase Concerts are part of performance education for pupils of The Yehudi Menuhin School

 

  

Saturday 21 March 7.30 pm

English Mozart Ensemble

David Juritz, Violin

J.S. Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor

W.A. Mozart Grand Sestetto Concertante

A. Vivaldi Le Quattro Stagioni   

 

One of the UK’s most respected and dynamic classical ensembles comes to The Menuhin Hall for the first time. The ensemble is joined by the English violin phenomenon, David Juritz: leader, regular soloist and director of the London Mozart Players.

 

Pre-concert talk 6.30 pm

To launch Musequality a new charity for the developing world, David Juritz left his house with a fiddle, backpack and empty wallet. Over the next four and a half months he supported his journey entirely through what he could earn playing Bach’s music for solo violin on the pavements of 50 towns and cities in 24 countries on every continent except for Antarctica. Hear David’s experiences in the pre-concert talk.

 

Tickets £18 Under 18/student £16

Tickets sold on behalf of the English Mozart Ensemble

 

 

Thursday 26 March 7.45 pm

Joanna MacGregor Piano

J.S. Bach French Suite No 5

Frédéric Chopin Three Mazurkas

Piazzola arr. MacGregor

Tanguedia

              Michelangelo 70

              Milonga del Angel

              Libertango

Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition      

 

We are delighted to welcome Joanna MacGregor for her first visit to The Menuhin Hall. Joanna is known as one of the world’s most wide-ranging and innovative musicians, and presents here one of her typically varied and fascinating programmes.

 

TICKETS £30

Celebrity Concerts raise funds to support The Yehudi Menuhin School

 

 

Saturday 28 March 7.30 pm

St Cecilia Chorus

Jonathan Rennert Conductor

The London Telefilmonic Orchestra

Levine Andrade, Leader 

 

J.S. Bach Missa Brevis in G Major BWV 236

W.A. Mozart Requiem K626    

Helen Meyerhoff, Soprano

Siˆan Menna, Contralto

Adrian Ward, Tenor

David Stout, Bass

 

Making its second visit to The Menuhin Hall, and singing for the first time under new Music Director Jonathan Rennert, St Cecilia Chorus presents two masterworks of the choral repertoire: one of Bach’s beautiful but rarely heard Lutheran Masses is paired with Mozart’s Requiem, the most dramatic and deeply spiritual of his sacred works.

 

TICKETS £15

Tickets are sold on behalf of St Cecilia Chorus

 

 

TUESDAY 7 APRIL 8.00 pm

Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust presents

Purbayan Chatterjee Sitar

Pandit Kumar Bose Tabla

 

This concert will be a rare opportunity to hear two of the finest Indian classical musicians performing acoustically.

 

Purbayan Chatterjee began performing at the age of five. He is now recognised as one of the great young exponents of sitar, displaying a maturity that has established him among the elite musicians playing this evocative instrument, made famous in the West by the collaborations between Pandit Ravi Shankar and Yehudi Menuhin.

 

Accompanying Purbayan is Pandit Kumar Bose, who played with Pandit Ravi Shankar during the seventies and also worked with orchestral compositions conducted by Yehudi Menuhin.

Today, he is one of the world’s most sought after tabla players.

 

This Darbar ‘Unplugged’ concert is part of the Darbar International South Asian Music Festival.

 

TICKETS £15

Tickets are sold on behalf of the Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust

 

 

Sunday 19 April

Rehearsal 3.00 pm Concert 7.30 pm

Haydn Nelson Mass Singalong with The Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra

Malcolm Singer Conductor

 

Come and join The Menuhin Hall Chorus for this popular annual event. Full details and an application form for singers from the Box Office.

 

Tickets £12.50

Audience seating available for the evening performance.

Proceeds from this concert will raise funds to support The Yehudi Menuhin School

 

 

Wednesday 22 April 7.30 pm

Founder’s Day 2009

The Ghost: lecture and film by Christopher Nupen

 

This year, The Yehudi Menuhin School commemorates the birth of its Founder with a celebration of the youthful activities of our new President, Daniel Barenboim as captured in the legendary films of Christopher Nupen. The evening will include a complete showing of Christopher Nupen’s famous film of Beethoven’s ‘Ghost’ Trio with Daniel Barenboim, Pinchas Zuckerman and Jacqueline Du Pré.

 

Tickets £15

 

 

Sunday 26 April 10.00 AM – 4.00 pm

Cello Day with Julian Lloyd Webber

 

Cello teachers and students, young and old, are invited to attend Cello Day. This is an opportunity to work with cello teachers from The Yehudi Menuhin School, to hear and see pupils at work, and playing in masterclasses for the great British cellist, Julian Lloyd Webber.

 

Please contact the Outreach office on 01932 584409 or 01932 584407 for further details.

 

 

Thursday 7 May 7.45 pm

Showcase Concert

 

Pupils of The Yehudi Menuhin School present a programme of solo and chamber music.

 

Tickets £15 Friends £10

Showcase Concerts are part of performance education for pupils of The Yehudi Menuhin School

 

 

Wednesday 20 May 1.20 pm

Lunchtime Showcase Concert

 

Pupils of the Yehudi Menuhin School present a programme of solo and chamber music

 

Tickets £10 Friends £5

Showcase Concerts are part of performance education for pupils of The Yehudi Menuhin School

 

 

Saturday 23 May 7.30 pm

Dorking Concertgoers present Zephyr

 

Giuseppe Verdi Overture: The Force of Destiny

Gilbert Vinter Two Miniatures

Darius Milhaud La Cheminée du Roi René

Paul Patterson Westerly Winds Op 84

W.A. Mozart Overture: The Magic Flute

Malcolm Arnold Divertimento for Flute, Oboe and Clarinet

Gÿorgy Ligeti Six Bagatelles

Georges Bizet Suite from Carmen

Chris Swann, Clarinet

Helen Peller, Bassoon

Lindsey Stoker, French horn

Ruth Davies, Oboe

Rachel Holt, Flute

 

The wind ensemble Zephyr was formed in 1980 and includes musicians from some of Britain’s leading orchestras. They have a varied and

extensive repertoire and specialise in the

production of innovative and exciting programmes, with a wide range of music from Mozart to contemporary pieces; this programme illustrates their eclectic approach.     

 

TICKETS £17

This concert has been supported by the Making Music Concert Promoters’ Network scheme.

Tickets sold on behalf of the Dorking Concertgoers Society

This concert is dedicated to the memory of John Usher.

 

 

Friday 5 June 7.45 pm

Surrey Archaeological Society  presents the Annual Summer Lecture with Ptolemy Dean

 

Ptolemy Dean, is an artist and presenter of the BBC television series Restoration. Ptolemy specializes in historic preservation, as well as designing new buildings in keeping with their surroundings. He appeared in the seven-episode series The Perfect Village on Radio Four in which he discussed the qualities which make the  ‘perfect village’. He has written,”The more people who can read and enjoy historic architecture, the more importance architecture will be given in our society. We live in an increasingly fast and distracted age when people have less and less time to look and see, and consequently to understand the rich heritage of the past that surrounds us.”

 

Tickets £12 (including a glass of wine)

Doors open 6.30 pm for Reception

Tickets sold on behalf of Surrey Archaeological Society

 

 

Saturday 6 June 7.30 pm

Ember Choral Society

 

Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle

John Sutton Conductor

 

Although Rossini stopped writing operas at the age of 37, thirty years later he did compose the Petite Messe Solennelle. Napoleon III allegedly said that the work was neither little, solemn or particularly liturgical in spirit. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, the work remains a favourite amongst choirs and audiences

 

Tickets £12.50

Sponsored by Moynihan & Co. Chartered Accountants and Tax Consultants, Surbiton. Details from Pam Goring-Thomas 01932 781462.

Tickets sold on behalf of Ember Choral Society

 

 

Sunday 7 June 2.30 pm

Showcase Concert                      

Past pupil, Matthjis Broersma, Cello

and pupils of The Yehudi Menuhin

 

School present a programme of solo and chamber music.

Programme will include:

Mendelssohn Variations Concertantes Op 17

Rachmaninov Sonata for Cello and Piano Op 19            

 

Tickets £15 Friends £10

Showcase Concerts are part of performance education for pupils of The Yehudi Menuhin School

 

Saturday 13 June 7.30 pm

London Primavera& Chorus present a programme of music by

Felix Mendelssohn with Tasmin Little Violin

 

Douglas Reed Conductor

Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave)

String Symphony No 10 in B minor

Violin Concerto in E minor Op 64

Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe

Hör mein Bitten Symphony No 4 in A Major ‘The Italian’

 

Formed in 1986 by its Artistic Director Paul Manley, Primavera, the Italian word for Spring, reflects the joie de vivre of one of Britain’s finest chamber orchestras. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth, this glorious programme shows off the rich variety of Mendelssohn’s output. The famous Fingal’s Cave Overture and Italian Symphony, frame the evening’s programme, with Tasmin Little performing the wonderful Violin Concerto at its centrepiece.

 

Tickets £30

The proceeds from this evening’s concert will be divided between the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, Reedham Trust, Royal Wanstead Children’s Foundation and Reeds School Foundation – all charities founded by the Rev Dr Andrew Reed over 150 years ago.

 

 

Sunday 14 June 3.00 pm

Croydon Philharmonic Choir presents Vibrant Rhythms

 

Ariel Ramirez Misa Criolla         

David Fanshawe African Sanctus           

David Gibson Conductor

Nadine Livingstone Soprano

Richard Edgar-Wilson Tenor

Rhythm Quartet Instrumental ensemble

 

Vibrant Rhythms includes two unusual and lively works based on the Latin Mass. The first, Misa Criolla by the Argentinian composer Ariel Ramirez, includes the rhythms of Hispanic America. The second, African Sanctus by David Fanshawe, originates from the composer’s travels up the River Nile between 1969 and 1973 and incorporates original African music recorded during those journeys.

 

Tickets £15 Under 18 or students £7.50

including interval refreshments

Tickets sold on behalf of the Croydon Philharmonic Choir registered charity no 213084

 

 

Saturday 20 June 7.30 pm

The Ripieno Choir

Supper Party 2009 

Here, There and Everywhere

 

Ripieno Choir

Jenny Hansell Soprano

Hazel Brooks Baroque Violin

David Hansell Conductor and Harpsichord

 

The Ripieno Choir’s Supper Party programme this year could scarcely be more varied. Luscious arrangements of songs by Cole Porter and Lennon/McCartney will jostle 19th century partsongs and madrigals by Thomas Weelkes and Claudio Monteverdi from around 1600. Handel represents the 18th century with the soloists performing some of his beautiful, though little known, pastoral songs for voice, violin and continuo.

 

Tickets £14 including dessert and glass of wine

Concert tickets from Ripieno Choir Box Office, telephone 020 8399 2714 or 020 3137 0376,

or email vox@ripienochoir.org.uk. Buffet tickets also available.

Sponsored by Mundays Solicitors

Tickets sold on behalf of the Ripieno Choir

 

 

 

Sunday 21 June 7.30 PM

Chandos Choir and Orchestra present Richard Coulson Memorial Concert 2009

 

Keith Motson Conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven Mass in C

Edward Elgar Te Deum & Benedictus

 

This concert is being given in aid of the Richard Coulson Memorial Scholarship Fund, established at Reed’s School to enable talented young musicians to further their studies. Richard Coulson was, for many years, Director of Music at Reed’s School in Cobham – a renowned and highly gifted organist and musician who was an inspiration to many of his pupils. He was instrumental in the building of the Reed’s Music School which opened in 2001. The Chandos Choir, includes many of Richard’s friends and former pupils. The Orchestra is drawn from professional players from some of the best chamber orchestras in the world.

 

Tickets £15

under 18 or in full time education £7.50

Tickets sold on behalf of the Richard Coulson Memorial Scholarship Fund

 

 

 

Friday 26 June 7.00 pm

Saturday 27 June 2.30 pm & 7.00 pm

Sunday 28 June 2.30 pm & 7.00 pm

The Yehudi Menuhin School Summer Festival

 

The Summer Festival consists of five concerts given by pupils of the School as they finish the academic year. The concerts are the opportunity for each pupil to perform as a soloist.            

 

Tickets £15 Friends £10

Showcase Concerts are part of performance education for pupils of The Yehudi Menuhin School

 

 

 

Saturday 4 July 5.00 pm*

Showcase Orchestral Concert

With picnic interval

The Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra

 

There will be one interval of 75 minutes in this concert. Friends are welcome to bring picnics to

enjoy in the grounds of the Hall.

*Tickets for this concert are exclusively on sale to Friends of The Yehudi Menuhin School. Friends are entitled to bring one guest who must be accompanied by the Friend who purchased the tickets.          

 

Tickets £18 Friends £15

Showcase Concerts are part of performance education for pupils of The Yehudi Menuhin School

 

 

Yehudi Menuhin School External Concerts

 2009

 

Friday 27 February 7.30 pm

 

Saturday 28 February 3 pm     

An Opera written by Malcolm Singer and Nick Toczek for Finchley Childrens’ Music Group

Telephone 020 8444 8418

Email info@fcmg.org.uk  

Website www.fcmg.org.uk

Please contact the number next to the concert for further details and booking information. Please note that The Menuhin Hall Box Office does not hold tickets for any of the above concerts.

Wednesday 21 January 1.20 pm

 

Lunchtime

Showcase Concert

Please see page 15 for details.

TICKETS £5 Friends   £10 Guests/Public

 

 

Saturday 7 February 7.30 pm

 

Showcase Concert

Please see page 15 for details.

 TICKETS £10 Friends   £15 Guests/Public

 

Tickets are currently available for the following concerts. Please contact the Box Office

on 08700 842020

Lunchtime Showcase Concerts

 

Wednesday 21st January 2009

The Yehudi Menuhin pupils present a concert of chamber

and solo music.

Tickets £5 Friends £10 Guests/Public

Alina Ibragimova - Bachfest

Wednesday 28th January 2009

Thursday 29th January 2009

Solo violinist Alina Ibragimova presents a festival of music by Bach

Tickets £10

Showcase concert

Saturday 7th February 2009

The Yehudi Menuhin pupils present a concert of chamber

and solo music.

Tickets £10 Friends £15 Guests/Public


Please try to arrive early as performances start promptly and latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance

Acknowledgements

•             Blomster Designs, Stoke d'Abernon

•             Curchods Estate Agents

•             The Department for Children, Families and Schools

•             Florian Leonhard

•             The Friends of The Yehudi Menuhin School

              BMW

•             Kirker Holidays

•             J P Guivier

•             Terry Lewis, Jaques Samuel Pianos

•             The Menuhin Hall Stewards & Car Park Stewards

•             The Menuhin Hall Volunteers

•             Mole Valley District Council

•             R C Sherriff Trust

•             Watermill Jazz

•             The Woodlands Park Hotel, Stoke d'Abernon

Thank you to Nicolas Chisholm, Julian Dyson, LucyAnn Curling and Philip Traill for giving permission for the use of their photographs.