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Recital Tuesday 7 February: Margaret Fingerhut

Our next recital will be on Tuesday 7 February 2023 at 7.15 pm in the Pottery Room at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.  This recital is a special one to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Society, which was founded in February 1943.  The pianist is Margaret Fingerhut who will be playing the following programme, entitled “Around the World in 88 Piano Keys”:

Norway          Grieg       Evening in the Mountains – March of the Trolls
Switzerland    Liszt       Les Cloches de Genève
Italy                Liszt        Les Jeux d’Eaux à la Villa d’Este
Spain             Albeniz   En la Alhambra – Seguidillas (Castilla)
Ukraine         Sergei Bortkiewicz     Les Rochers d’Outche-Coche (from Esquisses de Crimée)
Romania       Bartók     Romanian Folk Dances
INTERVAL STOPOVER
Nigeria          Ayo Bankole        Variations for Little Ayo
Middle East  Roxanna Panufnik   Babylonia (new commission supported by Dangoor Education)
USA               Artie Matthews   Two Pastime Rags
Australia       Peter Sculthorpe  Djilile
Hong Kong   Abram Chasins     Rush Hour in Hong Kong
Mexico          Manuel Ponce      Balada Mexicana

Non-members welcome.  Tickets at the door are £15; free for  under 21s and full time mature students.  Seating will be socially distanced.  We can offer membership for the remainder of the season (three evening recitals including this one) for £30; if you would like to take advantage of this offer, simply see the Treasurer at the door on 7th February.

Recital Saturday 7 January: Sarah Beth Briggs

Our next recital will be on Saturday 7th January 2023 at 2.00 pm in the Pottery Room at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.  The pianist is Sarah Beth Briggs who will be playing:

Beethoven:    7 Variations on God Save the King
Mozart:           Sonata in C minor  (K457)
Britten:           3 Character Pieces
Debussy:         La Cathédrale Engloutie (Preludes Bk 1)
Chopin:           Ballade no.1 in G minor  (op.23)

Non-members welcome.  This concert will last approximately one hour. Tickets at the door are £10 (cash only); free for under 21s and full time mature students.  Seating will be socially distanced.

Recital Tuesday 15 November: Antoine Préat

 

Our next recital will be on Tuesday 15 November 2022 at 7.15 pm in the Pottery Room at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.  The pianist is Antoine Préat who will be playing:

Rameau:        Suite in G
Debussy:        Images Book I
Fauré:             Romances Sans Paroles (op.17)
Schumann:    Fantasiestücke  (Op.12)
Debussy:        Images Book II

Non-members welcome.  Tickets at the door are £15 (cash only); free for  under 21s and full time mature students.  Seating will be socially distanced.

Recital Tuesday 18 October: JosephTong

Our next recital will be on Tuesday 18 October 2022 at 7.15 pm in the Pottery Room at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.  The pianist is Joseph Tong who will be playing:

Beethoven:    Sonata in E major (Op.109)
Schumann:    Arabesque (Op.18)
Sibelius:          5 Pieces “The Trees” (Op.75)
Grieg:              Stimmungen (Op.73)
Schubert:       Fantasy in C major “Wanderer”  D760

Non-members welcome.  Tickets at the door are £15 (cash only); free for  under 21s and full time mature students.  Seating will be socially distanced.  Please note that membership for the 2022-23 season is still available at £60 to include admission to the five remaining evening recitals; see other pages on this website for further details.

Recital Tuesday 20 September: Ashley Fripp

Our next recital will be on Tuesday 20 September 2022 at 7.15 pm in the Pottery Room at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.  The pianist is Ashley Fripp who will be playing:

Mozart:    Sonata in A major  K331
Chopin:    Berceuse in D flat major (Op.57)
Chopin:    Barcarolle in F sharp major (Op.60)
Chopin:    Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante (Op.22)
Wagner/Liszt: Isoldens Liebestod S447
Liszt:        Sonata in B minor S178

Non-members welcome.  Tickets at the door are £15 (cash only); free for  under 21s and full time mature students.  Seating will be socially distanced.  Please note that membership for the 2022-23 season is available at £60 to include admission to all six evening recitals; see other pages on this website for further details.

 

Recital Tuesday 21 June: Ryan Drucker

Our next recital will be on Tuesday 21 June 2022 at 2 pm in the Pottery Room at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.  The pianist is Ryan Drucker who will be playing:

Schumann:   Kinderszenen  (op.15)
Medtner:       Skazi (op.26 nos. I,III,II)
Debussy:
       Children’s Corner (L.113)
Bolcom:         “Rag Infernal”
Musto:           Recollections, and Flederag

This concert will last approximately one hour.  Non-members welcome. Tickets at the door are £8 (cash only); free for accompanied children 16 & under; £5 for full time students and those on unemployment benefit.   Seating will be socially distanced.  On facemasks, the policy of the venue is that participants do not have to wear a face covering by law, however we still encourage they do.

Recital Saturday 7 May: Elena Fischer-Dieskau

Our next recital will be on Saturday 7 May 2022 at 2 pm in the Pottery Room at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.  The pianist is Elena Fischer-Dieskau who will be playing:

Brahms:          Sechs Klavierstücke (op.118)
Schumann:    Waldszenen (Forest Scenes)
Schumann:    Sonata no.2 in G minor (op.22)

This concert will last approximately one hour.  Non-members welcome. Tickets at the door are £8 (cash only); free for accompanied children 16 & under; £5 for full time students and those on unemployment benefit.   Seating will be socially distanced.  On facemasks, the policy of the venue is that participants do not have to wear a face covering by law, however we still encourage they do.

Recital 12 April: Daniel Lebhardt

Our next recital will be on Tuesday 12 April 2022 at 7.15 pm in the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.  The pianist is Daniel Lebhardt who will be playing:

Beethoven:    Sonata in F major (op.54)
Schumann:    Toccata in C major (op.7)
Beethoven:    Sonata in F minor (Appassionata)  (op.57)
Liszt:               Transcendental Étude No. 11 in D♭ (Harmonies du soir)
Liszt:               Transcendental Étude No. 4 in D minor (Mazeppa)
Liszt:               Mephisto Waltz No.2
Ligeti:             Étude No. 9 (Vertige)
Bartok:           Out of Doors Suite

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).   Seating will be socially distanced.  On facemasks, the policy of the venue is that participants do not have to wear a face covering by law, however we still encourage they do.

Afternoon recitals

We are pleased to announce that, as a trial, we have arranged two afternoon recitals, in May and June this year, as an addition to our current season.  These will start at 2pm  and last approximately one hour.  Admission will be £8 (full-time students £5; free for accompanied children 16 and under).  The dates and pianists are:   Saturday 7 May (Elena Fischer-Dieskau)   and  Tuesday 21 June (Ryan Drucker).  If you are interested in the possibility of future afternoon concerts, please come and bring your friends!

Recital 8 March: Cristian Sandrin

Our next recital will be on Tuesday 8 March 2022 at 7.15 pm in the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.  The pianist is Cristian Sandrin who will be playing:

Bach:              Prelude & Fugue in F minor (BWV857)  from Well-Tempered Clavier Book I
Beethoven:   Sonata in E major   (Op.109)
Chopin:          Ballade no.4 in F minor  (Op.52)
Granados:     Quejas ó la maja y el ruiseñor (The Maiden and the Nightingale)
Mompou:      El Lago (The Lake)
Ravel:             Miroirs

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).   Seating will be socially distanced.  On facemasks, the policy of the venue is that participants do not have to wear a face covering by law, however we still encourage they do.