Recital Tuesday 27 February 2024: Simone Tavoni

Our next recital will be on Tuesday 27 February 2024 at 7.15 pm in the Pottery Room at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.  The pianist is Simone Tavoni who will be playing:

Bach:           French Suite no.5
Schubert:   Sonata in A major  D.664
Bartok:       Scherzo
Martucci:   Barcarola (Op.20); Melodia (Op.21); Pensiero Musicale (Op.10)
Sibelius:     Piano Sonata

Non-members welcome.  Tickets at the door are £15; free for under 21s and full time mature students.  Please note that this is an amended programme.

The Society is looking for a new Treasurer at the end of the current season.  If you might be interested in this position, please contact our Chairman, David Pennycuick, for further details.  His email is pennycuickdavid@gmail.com

Recital Tuesday 30 January 2024: Ignas Maknickas

Our next recital will be on Tuesday 30 January 2024 at 7.15 pm in the Pottery Room at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.  This recital is supported by the Countess of Munster Trust.  The pianist is Ignas Maknickas who will be playing:

Alvydas Remesa:   Stigmatas
Chopin:           Nocturnes  (Op.27)
Chopin:           Polonaise-Fantasie  (Op.61)
Schubert:       Sonata in B flat major  D.960

Non-members welcome.  Tickets at the door are £15; free for under 21s and full time mature students.   Please note that this is an amended programme.

Recital Saturday 6 January 2024: Jamie Bergin

Our next recital will be on Saturday 6 January 2024 at 2 pm in the Pottery Room at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.  The pianist is Jamie Bergin who will be playing:

Beethoven:    Sonata no.12 in A flat  (Op.26)
Chopin:           Berceuse
Ravel:              Sonatine
Rachmaninoff:   Sonata no.2 in B flat minor (Op.36)

Non-members welcome.  Tickets at the door are £12; free for under 21s and full time mature students.  Seating will be socially distanced.

 

Recital Tuesday 28 November: Ashley Wass

Our next recital will be on Tuesday 28 November 2023 at 7.15 pm in the Pottery Room at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.  The pianist is Ashley Wass who will be playing:

Bach:               Partita no.1 in B flat
Shor/Pletnev:    Piano Sonata
Schumann:    Kinderszenen
Franck:           Prelude, Chorale & Fugue

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

Please note that an additional afternoon recital has been arranged for Saturday 6 January 2024.  See the Recital Schedule page for details.

 

Recital Tuesday 31 October: Juanjo Blázquez

Our next recital will be on Tuesday 31 October 2023 at 7.15 pm in the Pottery Room at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.  The pianist is Juanjo Blázquez who will be playing:

Gounod/Blázquez:  Love duet from Faust
Yige Wu:                    Ganymede
Schubert/Liszt:        Erlkönig;  Gretchen am Spinnrade
Dukas:                        L’apprenti sorcier
Rachmaninoff:         Sonata no.1

This programme has a theme: the poetry of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

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

Please note that an additional afternoon recital has been arranged for Saturday 6 January 2024.  See the Recital Schedule page for details.

Recital Tuesday 26 September: John Paul Ekins

Our 2023-24 season begins on Tuesday 26 September 2023 at 7.15 pm in the Pottery Room at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.  The pianist is John Paul Ekins who will be playing:

Mozart:                 Sonata in B flat   K333
Rachmaninoff:    Prelude in D  (Op.23/4)
David Pennycuick:  Intermezzo;  Romanza
Rachmaninoff:   Elegy (Op.3/1)
Schubert:             Sonata in C minor  D.958

Non-members welcome.  Tickets at the door are £15; free for under 21s and full time mature students.  Seating will be socially distanced.  If you would like to become a member (six concerts for £66), please see the MEMBERSHIP & CONTACT page of the website.

Recital Saturday 20 May: Callum McLachlan

Our next recital will be on Saturday 20th May 2023 at 2.00 pm in the Pottery Room at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.  The pianist is Callum McLachlan who will be playing:

Mozart:           Sonata in B flat major (K570)
Rachmaninoff:    Études Tableaux (Op.39  nos. 3 & 5)
Chopin:           Barcarolle (Op.60)
Schumann:    Études Symphoniques (Op.13)

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

Recital Tuesday 18 April: Patrick Hemmerlé

Our next recital will be on Tuesday 18 April 2023 at 7.15 pm in the Pottery Room at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.  The pianist is Patrick Hemmerlé who will be playing:

Bach/Busoni:  Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland
Bach:                Fantasia in C minor BWV 906
Chopin:            12 Études  (Op.25)
Albeniz:            Iberia Book I
Liszt:                 Venezia e Napoli

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

Please note that an additional afternoon recital has been arranged for Saturday 20 May.  See the Recital Schedule page for details.

Recital Tuesday 7 March: Victor Lim

Our next recital will be on Tuesday 7 March 2023 at 7.15 pm in the Pottery Room at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.  The pianist is Victor Lim who will be playing:

Haydn:       Sonata in C major  Hob.XVI:50
Grainger:   Ramble on Richard Strauss’s ‘Der Rosenkavalier’
Bach/Kempff:     Siciliano from Flute Sonata No.2
Fauré:         Nocturnes nos.3 (Op.33 no.3) & 13 (Op.119)
Grieg:          Holberg Suite
Chopin:      Mazurka in A minor (Op.17 no.4)
Ravel:         La Valse

Note that this is an amended programme.  Non-members welcome.  Tickets at the door are £15; free for  under 21s and full time mature students.  Seating will be socially distanced.

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.