Welcome to Faversham Music Club
We’re delighted to share with you the programme for the 73rd Season of Faversham Music Club. As ever we have a busy year of events and a rich and diverse selection of solo performers and ensembles. We continue our Thursday Evening and First Sunday series of concerts, there are performances by Faversham Voices and Youth Voices and, in April, we have a Gala Spring Event.
We have a wonderfully eclectic range of repertoire and instruments this year beginning our Sunday and Thursday series with the unique talents of recorder player Tabea Debus and virtuoso harpist Oliver Wass. Brass instruments feature in concerts from the Buck Brass Trio and A4 Brass, saxophone with Jonathan Radford and the guitar is represented in the form of Nova Guitar Duo who play the 6 and 12 string ‘Brahms’ guitar. French repertoire, and particularly the work of Debussy and Ravel, is featured in concerts by the Pelléas Ensemble and Argenta Trio and of course we have a fine array of pianists – Ryan Drucker, Niklas Oldemeier and Ben San Lau – surveying centuries of keyboard repertoire.
In April we have a Gala Concert, a banquet of Baroque favourites, performed by the exciting Period Instrument Ensemble Convivio. They will be playing popular works by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel and Telemann in a concert to add funds to Faversham YouthWorks our educational programme. This promises to be an evening not to miss.
Our ongoing collaboration with the Musicians’ Company helps us to bring many of the freshest talents across the season and we’re grateful to the Countess of Munster Musical Trust for their support for the concert by harpist Oliver Wass.
We’re pleased to announce that since the last season Sheila Doak, our former Chair, has become Honorary Vice President.
We know that you’ll find many interesting events this year and hope that you will continue to support us by joining our Friends membership scheme. We look forward to seeing you at the new season’s concerts
President - Trevor Pinnock
I first discovered the joy of music when I heard a brass band playing on Herne Bay Pier. I have never lost that excitement of the two year old when the music starts and through concerts and recordings around the world I have spent my life sharing this passion and discovering how much music can enrich the lives of people of different backgrounds and all ages.
As a Man of Kent I have a special interest in opening the world of music to our local children and of supporting and developing the work of more advanced young musicians from around the county. For some this will be a special community experience and for others it will be stepping stone towards a future career. For all it will be fun - a very important aspect of life.