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October 2018

Tabea Debus & Toby Carr

October 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Telemann Fantasia nos.1, 2 & 12 Colin Matthews Meditation after Telemann: 12. Fantasie Bach Flute Sonata Alastair Penman Mirrored Lines Handel ‘Sorge nel Petto’ & ‘Fa pur Guerra’ Described by Classic FM as challenging perceptions of the instrument, Tabea is constantly exploring the horizons of music for recorder and has performed widely in Europe, Asia and the USA. As a soloist Tabea has appeared with the English Chamber Orchestra, WDR Rundfunkchor at the Funkhaus in Cologne and with Camerata Zurich…

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November 2018

Two Sisters, a Rose, a Flood and Snow

November 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St Mary of Charity, Kent ME13 8GZ United Kingdom

FOUR TALES OF ENCHANTMENT ALASDAIR NICOLSON FOUR SEASONS EACH WITH A TALE TO TELL A spring murder by a cruel sister. A summer search for a singing rose. An autumn tidal wave. A winter ghost in the snow. Devised as a work to involve a wide range of performers, Two Sisters is a series of folk tales written for narrator, soloists, choirs and ensemble. Originally commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra for their Community Choirs under the direction of Gareth…

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Ben-San Lau – Piano

November 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Bach Prelude and Fugue in E-flat minor Beethoven Sonata No.26 in E-flat major ‘Les adieux’ Debussy Images book 1 Chopin Ballade 1 Ben-San Lau presents an historical survey of music by some of the master composers for the keyboard. The music ranges from the rigorous counterpoint of Bach to Beethoven’s enigmatic and passionate ‘Les Adieux’ Sonata, from the extraordinary impressionist timbres of Debussy’s Images to the romantic fantasy of Chopin’s Ballade. Ben San Lau has a flourishing career as a…

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Oliver Wass – Harp

November 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Prokofiev Prelude Bach Lute Suite no. 1 De Falla Spanish Dance from ‘La Vida Breve’ Ravel Prelude, À la Manière de Chabrier, Jeux d’eau Chertok Around the Clock Suite Prokofiev Music from ‘Romeo and Juliette’ Posse Variations on Carnival of Venice Oliver became the first harpist ever to win the Guildhall Gold Medal and went on to win the Suoni d’Arpa International Competition in Italy. He made his Wigmore Hall debut in 2016, where he was praised for his “tremendous…

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December 2018

Pelléas Ensemble – Flute, Viola & Harp

December 2, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Debussy Syrinx Debussy Sonate for flute, viola & harp Leclair Trio Sonata in D major op. 2 no.8 Ravel Prelude Ravel Jeux d’eau Ravel Sonatine An all-French programme features Debussy’s masterwork for this unusual instrumental combination alongside music by his contemporary Ravel.   The elegance of eighteenth century France is represented by music from the violinist and composer Jean-Marie Leclair. The award-winning Pelléas Ensemble was formed while its members were students at the Guildhall School of Music. The group has a…

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January 2019

Jonathan Radford & Eleanor Kornas

January 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Milhaud Scaramouche Albeniz Suite Española Maurice Tableaux de Provence De Falla Siete Canciones Populares Españolas An exciting and colourful exploration of the cultural sympathy and musical styles of the two countries on either side of the Pyrenees, Spain and France. Jonathan Radford features as a ‘rising star’ in BBC Music Magazine 2018 and is a multi-award performer winning the Gold Medal in the Royal Overseas League Competition. Having studied and the Royal College of Music and Paris Conservatoire he is…

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Argenta Trio

January 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Debussy Piano Trio in G major Ravel Piano Trio Vasks Plainscapes Shostakovich Piano Trio no. 1 in C minor The intensely beautiful trios by contemporaries Ravel and Debussy contrast with the sharply mercurial trio of the sixteen-year-old Shostakovich. Pēteris Vask’s work is a version of one originally scored with choir: an extended meditation culminating in the miracle of the rebirth of nature as the sun rises and the birds sing in delight. A combination of fine solo players the Argenta…

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February 2019

Buck Brass Trio

February 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Erwazen A Philharmonic Fanfare Verhelst A Song for Japan Bohme Prelude and Fugue in E flat Mozart Divertimento Haydn Piano Trio Ibert Cinq Pièces Buck Brass Trio bring an eclectic mix of music from across the centuries ranging from original music for brass to wonderful arrangements. Buck Brass Trio is one of the leading young brass ensembles in the UK, and was formed in 2012 by graduates from the Royal Academy of Music. The Trio has pioneered a large amount…

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March 2019

Ryan Drucker – Piano

March 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Beethoven Sonata no. 30 in E major Bernstein Touches Chopin Ballade no. 4 Franck Prélude, Chorale et Fugue Beethoven’s late fantasy sonata contrasts with the exquisitely melodic barcarolle of Chopin’s 4th Ballade but shares the idea of theme and variations with Bernstein’s competition test piece whose inscription reads “ Written for my first love, the keyboard”. Franck’s eloquent and mighty work concludes the programme. Ryan Drucker is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music and winner of many…

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Nova Guitar Duo

March 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Rebay Grand Duo for 2 guitars Mompou Canción y Danza nos. 2 & 6 Brouwer from ‘Beatlerianas’ Villa-Lobos from ‘Cirandinhas’ de Falla Suite from ‘El Amor Brujo’ Nova Guitar Duo bring us a programme hot from their debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall which explores vibrant music from Spain and South America. The duo formed at the Royal College of Music and are driven by the extended possibilities allowed by the unusual combination of the 6 and the 8-string guitar.…

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April 2019

A4 Brass

April 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Bates Toccata Mists of the Mountains Bernstein Overture to ‘Candide’ Golland Peace Grainger Molly on the Shore Doss Moskito Bruckner Locus Iste Arban Carnival of Venice Join A4 Brass on a whistle-stop tour! From Bate’s music inspired by the sounds of the Far East, to Bernstein’s Broadway operetta and from the Irish reels of Grainger’s ‘Molly on the Shore’ to the dazzling virtuosity of ‘Carnival of Venice’. The Quartet has performed widely throughout the UK appearing at major venues and…

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Convivio Brandenburgs and Beyond

April 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Alexander Centre, 17 Preston Street
Faversham, Kent ME13 8NZ United Kingdom

Bach Orchestral Suite no. 1 Handel Excerpts from ‘The Water Music.’ Vivaldi ‘Spring’ from ‘The Four Seasons.’ Telemann Concerto for Recorder & Bassoon Bach Brandenburg Concerto no 4 Our Gala concert surveys well-known music from the Baroque era in a musical feast of great composers. At the heart of the programme are two works of Bach, the fourth Brandenburg Concerto and first Orchestral Suite both of which demonstrate a composer at the height of his powers. Handel’s Water Music, here…

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May 2019

Niklas Oldemeier – Piano

May 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Scarlatti Sonatas K. 87, 155 & 124 Schubert Four Impromptus op. 90 H. Karstens Tanz der Masken No two composers represent delicate, intricate and concise writing for the piano more readily than Scarlatti and Schubert. The latter’s ever-popular Impromptus demonstrate the beautiful lyricism crossed with the idea of piano studies. The more recent work on the programme is the work of the grandfather of the pianist – a fantasy piece not often performed in the UK. Niklas Oldemeier was born…

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June 2019

Timothée Botbol & Kumi Matsuo

June 2, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Bloch Méditation Hébraïque Bridge Four pieces for cello and piano Brahms Cello sonata no. 2 in F Brahms’ epic work for cello and piano explores the entire range of emotions and timbres and the programme is completed by two works from the early twentieth century, Bloch’s musical reflections on Jewish themes and Bridge’s set of works written over a ten year period. Swiss cellist Timothée Botbol began his musical education in Geneva followed by the Haute Ecole in Lausanne before…

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October 2019

Robin Michael & Daniel Tong

October 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Cello & Piano Beethoven
 Variations on a theme from Judas Maccabeus Beethoven
 Sonata Op. 102 No. 1 in C Beethoven sonataop.102No2inD Two seasoned chamber musicians bring us an all- Beethoven programme to open this year’s season. Starting with variations on a theme from Handel they explore earliest works and latest works for cello and piano by Beethoven. Following their highly acclaimed recording of
the Brahms sonatas they
are about to release the complete Beethoven in 2020 Ticket Information Full Price Ticket: £8…

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November 2019

Alexei Watkins & Hayley Parkes

November 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Horn & Piano Beethoven Sonata Woolf Aria Glazunov Reverie Gonoud
Six Melodies Strauss Andante Vinter Hunter’s Moon One of the UK’s most talented young French Horn players brings a tantalising array of music to display this brass instrument’s virtuosic and lyric qualities. The repertoire crosses the centuries from Beethoven’s only work for horn to Strauss’s lyrical andante and ends with the British composer Vinter’s virtuosic showpiece. Ticket Information Full Price Ticket: £8 Friends of Faversham Music Club: £5 Under 16s: FREE

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Katherine Bryer & Irena Radić

November 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Oboe & Piano Grovlez
Sarabande And Allegro Schumann Abendlied Silverstrini
 Six Etudes Pour Hautbois Schumann Romance Clara Schumann Nocturne Thea Musgrave Night Windows Rachmaninov Etude Tableaux Op. 33 No. 3 Finizi Interlude Poulenc Sonata Katherine Bryer is one the UK’s finest oboists and brings us an evening rich in variety leading towards one of the classic works for the instrument by Poulenc – an exquisitely refined work. Irena Radić joins for the first of two appearances this season and performs Schumann…

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December 2019

Eva Maria Doroszkowska

December 1, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Piano Matedoja Pieces Sibelius Spruce Tree Dvarionas Winter Sketches Sibelius Sketches Op 114 Eva Maria Dorosowska serves up a winter selection from the eastern Baltic with music from Finland and Lithuania. Sibelius’s Sketches with its winter scene, forest lake and spruce tree heralds winter. Alongside these she reveals the intriguing works of two lesser known contemporaries of Sibelius and further explores the winter theme with Dvarionas’s work filled with snowmen, skating rinks and sledges. Celebrate the start of the festive…

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January 2020

Alix Lagasse & Maria Tarasewicz

January 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Violin & Piano Mozart Sonata In A K 305 Brahmt Sonata No 1 In G Major Wienawski Faust Fantasy Perhaps a familiar face for some as a member of the London Symphony Orchestra, the Belgian violinst Alix Lagasse surveys two centuries of music ranging from the delicate classicism of the Mozart’s sonata through the rich and rhapsodic music of Brahms to Wienawski’s response to the music from Gounod’s opera a virtuoso tour-de-force. Ticket Information Full Price Ticket: £8 Friends of…

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Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet

January 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Dvorak American Quartet Movt 1 Clara Schumann Romance Bach 2 Prelude And Fugues David Lancaster Swan Michael Torke July Jonathan Dove Tuning In Rameau Gavotte Piazolla Libertango Debussy Quartet Movt 3 Marc Mellits Black Described by the Times as ‘irresistible’, Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet is an innovative collaboration between four creative young players. Here they perform an eclectic program of music taking in original compositions and transcriptions of well-known pieces. Playing Dvorak and Debussy they steal from the string quartet repertoire…

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February 2020

Ensemble Jeux

February 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Oboe Bassoon & Piano Andre Previn Trio Poulenc Trio This ensemble of oboe, bassoon and piano continues the exploration of wind repertoire this season and brings two contrasting works which show off the colourful variety and versatile sonorities of these three instruments. Poulenc’s ever- popular trio written in 1926 and dedicated to Manuel de Falla is a substantial work at times wistful, at times exuberant. André Previn’s trio written in 1994 is full of contrasts, deftly mixing melancholic melody with…

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Timothée Botbol & Dinara Klinton

February 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Cello & Piano Faure Élégie Op. 24 Rameau Les Cyclopes Les Sauvages Les Poules Debussy Cello Sonata In D Poulenc Sonata For Cello And Piano Swiss cellist Timothée Botbol and Ukrainian pianist Dinara Klinton return by popular demand after last season’s electric concert. Here they explore music from France looking back briefly to the 18th century with character pieces by Rameau before catching the late
19th century with Fauré and coming to the early 20th century with one of Debussy’s final…

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Waterways

February 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St Mary of Charity, Kent ME13 8GZ United Kingdom

Faversham Voices Cantiana Mustardseed Singers Lowering the Tone Faversham Community Choir Faversham Choral Society A unique collaboration bringing together local choirs to explore the unique heritage of the town and its people. Waterways will explore how the small settlement of Faversham grew at the the head of a navigable creek and will celebrate how boatbuilding, brewing, brickmaking and even gunpowder all flourished.
A journey of discovery from Faversham's grand Victorian station, through the medieval centre of town to the bleak beauty…

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March 2020

Anna Kondrashina & Pavel Timofeyevsky

March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Flute & Piano Gaubert Nocturne And Allegro Scherzando Prokofiev Five Melodies Prokofiev Sonata In D Gaubert’s classic showpiece was written at his teacher Taffanel’s request as an examination piece for the Paris Conservatoire in 1906 and contrasts with Prokofiev’s lyrical Melodies originally written for voice as songs without words. Prokofiev’s Flute Sonata Op.94 was written in the final years of the war whilst the composer was in Siberia with the Kirov Ballet. The work is full of familiar, neo-classical Prokofiev…

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