Welcome to our new season. Join us for seven concerts showcasing the extraordinary range of musical talent performing today.
We have concerts by brilliant young musicians rapidly making a name for themselves. Two former BBC Young Musicians, Jess Gillam and Peter Moore, are transforming audiences’ preconceptions of what the saxophone and trombone can do. Another Young Musician prizewinner, Michael Foyle, joins us with his duo partner, Maksim Štšura, for a concert commemorating the end of the First World War, and Riyad Nicolas tackles Ravel’s virtuosic Gaspard de la Nuit.
We can also look forward to visits by distinguished performers long established on the international circuit. The Heath Quartet will be playing Ligeti’s 2nd string quartet – and telling us why they admire this piece so much at their pre-concert talk. The Japanese violinist, Mayumi Fujikawa, returns to the region to play Chausson’s Concert with her cellist husband, Richard Markson. And the season starts with the highly regarded Shaham Erez Wallfisch Trio playing masterpieces by Beethoven and Dvořák.
World-class concerts in Hexham