Our next recital will be on Tuesday 10 March 2020 at 7.15 pm in the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. The pianist is Ashley Wass who will be playing:
Bach: Partita no.1 in B flat major, BWV 825
Schumann: Kinderszenen Op. 15
Elgar: Enigma Variations (composer’s transcription)
Non-members welcome. Tickets at the door are £12.50. (Free for accompanied children 16 & under; £6.00 for full time students and those on unemployment benefit).
Sunderland Pianoforte Society continued its 77th Season with a recital given by the brilliant young Lithuanian pianist Ugnius Pauliukonis who delighted his audience with a thoughtful and interesting programme. The recital began with a beautiful performance of the Sonata no. 52 in E flat by Haydn which was played with great care and authority. The speed was perfect as was the use of pedal which was minimal. This was followed by a selection of Chopin Nocturnes, Waltzes and Studies which made a good end to the first half. After the interval we heard Images, Book 1 by Debussy and again were impressed by the atmosphere created by Reflets dans L’eau which was followed by Hommage a Rameau and Mouvement which was given a brilliant performance. The evening finished with a moving and beautiful performance of the Sonata no.2 in B flat minor by Chopin, and the audience which had bravely struggled through very bad weather to attend were well rewarded by having such a good evening.
The Society is grateful for the sponsorship and support of Making Music’s Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists scheme which over the years has been a great help to the Society.