Concerts

Concerts are at 7:30pm, on Saturdays, at the Influence Church, Richmond DL10 4AS.


18 October 2014 - Cleveland Chamber Orchestra
with Carl Herring (guitar)

The Cleveland Chamber Orchestra opens our 2014-15 season with Bizet’s Jeux d’Enfants and Mendelssohn’s third symphony, the ‘Scottish’. The orchestra is joined for Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez by the superb guitarist Carl Herring. This concert will be repeated at Stokesley the following day (not as part of the RSC series; see the CCO site for details).

Sponsored by the Swaledale Festival.


29 November 2014 - The Carducci Quartet: Poetry and Prayers

The Anglo-Irish Carducci Quartet is always welcome in Richmond, and attracts a large audience. The members are two married couples, a fact which shows in the astonishing rapport between the performers. Tonight’s programme includes Beethoven’s Op. 132 quartet, Mozart’s Quartet No. 15, and Philip Glass’s No. 3, Mishima.

Sponsored by jonathanfry plc financial planning services, and Richmond Ale.


24 January 2015 - Hungarian Dances, with Bradley Creswick (violin), Margaret Fingerhut (piano), Jessica Duchen (reader)

Jessica Duchen reads from her latest novel, Hungarian Dances, highly praised by András Schiff, about a Gypsy violinist during the onset of Nazism in Europe; the readings are interspersed with music by Brahms, Bartók, Kreisler, Monti and other Gypsy-inspired composers, performed by the superb pianist Margaret Fingerhut and the charismatic leader of Royal Northern Sinfonia, Bradley Creswick.

Sponsored by Castle Hill Bookshop, of Richmond.


14 February 2015 - The Dante Quartet

Works by Haydn, Bartók and Beethoven. The Dante Quartet has won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s chamber music award and BBC Music Magazine’s 'Chamber Choice'. Violinist Krysia Osostowicz will be familiar to anyone who heard her flawless playing with the Endymion Ensemble last season, and cellist Richard Jenkinson has made several memorable appearances in Richmond with pianist Benjamin Frith. We’re expecting a good evening.

Sponsored by Sherwoods Vauxhall of Darlington, and Alt-Berg, the Yorkshire boot-makers.


21 March 2015 - Cellophony

Can one ever have too many cellos? This superlative group of eight (!) cellists opened a recent Swaledale Festival, and was a huge success. Tonight’s Cellophony concert includes Villa Lobos’s Bachianas Brasileiras and Rachmaninov’s lovely Vocalise, with soprano Jen Witton.

Sponsored by the Friends of Richmondshire Subscription Concerts.


11 April 2015 - The Chanterlands Players

Our 2014-15 season closes with a concert by three distinguished musicians with a programme of solos, duets and trios by Telemann, Dring and Sullivan, and the première of Trialogues by Anthony Hedges.