Concerts 2022/23

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Saturday, 17 September 2022

8pm, doors open 7.30pm

Ensemble Mirage

We welcome back the highly-talented Ensemble Mirage to open our new season with a delightful programme featuring the clarinet quintet. Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A and Tchaikovsky's 'Autumn Song' (arr. by Takemitsu) will follow works by two 20th-century composers, Herbert Howells' Rhapsodic Quintet and Jean Françaix's Quintette.

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Saturday, 15 October 2022

8pm, doors open 7.30pm

'Shostakovich: Life, Letters and Friendship'
Celebrity Concert: Carducci Quartet with Stephen Johnson, narrator

'Shostakovich: Life, Letters and Friendship - a portrait through words and music', was created and is performed by the Carducci Quartet - one of the UK’s leading string quartets and interpreters of the composer’s work. Readings from his letters by BBC broadcaster and author Stephen Johnson, interspersed with excerpts from his quartets, will throw a fascinating light on the composer's turbulent life and times. This event will be unmissable!

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Saturday, 26 November 2022

8pm, doors open 7.30pm

Royal Academy of Music

Young musicians from the Royal Academy of Music will perform works including “Souvenir de Florence”, a string sextet composed by Tchaikovsky in the summer of 1890. The full programme for this recital will be released in the early autumn.

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Saturday, 21 January 2023

8pm, doors open 7.30pm

Northern Chords

Northern Chords, founded and led by acclaimed cellist and international conductor Jonathan Bloxham, will perform piano quartets by Mozart, Mahler and Brahms.

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Saturday, 4 February 2023

8pm, doors open 7.30pm

Celebrity Concert: Eric Lu, piano

A return visit by this winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition, who now has a growing international reputation as a concert pianist. Lu has been hailed as "a new magician of the keyboard". Tonight he will play sonatas by Mozart, Schubert and Chopin and a Hungarian rhapsody.

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Saturday, 25 March 2023

8pm, doors open 7.30pm

Patrons' Concert: Mithras Piano Trio

BBC New Generation artists and multi-award winners, the Mithras Piano Trio make a welcome return to Claygate to play Beethoven, Bridge and Dvořák’s “Dumky” Trio.