Monthly Archives: October 2016

Recital 22 November – Ashley Fripp


Our next recital will be on Tuesday 22 November at 7.15 pm in the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. The pianist is Ashley Fripp, making a welcome return visit.  His programme is

Beethoven:        Sonata Op. 10 No. 3
Prokofiev:          Sonata No. 2
Rachmaninov:  Prelude Op. 3 No 2; Preludes Op. 23


Review of Recital by Mishka Rushdie Momen 18 October 2016


The 74th season continued with a recital by the British born pianist, Mishka Rushdie Momen who gave an enthusiastic audience a very good evening. Mishka appeared by kind permission of The Countess of Munster Musical Trust, a scheme which helps young musicians and supports them in their early career. Already an accompished performer, Mishka has played in the Wigmore Hall, The Purcell Room, The Royal Festival Hall and many countries abroad.

The evening started with an elegant performance of the Mozart Fantasia in C minor, K475 and was followed by the Janacek Sonata No.1 which was a good contrast in style. The first half finished with a good performance of the Beethoven Sonata, op.101 in A major which was well received by an appreciative audience. After the interval we heard a very thoughtful performance of Waldszenen, op.82 by Schumann, a composer who is not always easy to interpret but this was good. The recital ended with a rousing Wanderer Fantasie, D.760 by Schubert, played with an amazing power but balanced by the thoughtfulness of the quieter passages.

Mishka Rushdie Momen is a pianist with great talent and the Society is pleased to acknowledge the financial support of the Countess of Munster Trust.

Lily Scott

Recital 18 October 2016

Mishka Momen

(photo: Benjamin Ealovega)

Our next recital will be on Tuesday 18 October at 7.15 pm in the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.  The pianist is Mishka Rushdie Momen, who is supported by the Countess of Munster Trust; her programme is

Mozart:        Fantasia in C minor K475
Janacek:      Sonata  I.X.1905
Beethoven: Sonata Op. 101
Schumann:  Waldszenen Op. 82
Schubert:     Wanderer Fantasie D.760