For over 60 years the Clevedon Music Club has been staging concerts* in the Teignmouth Room at Clevedon Community Centre on the third Tuesday of each month between September and April. They engage some of the country's top classical professional performers on a wide range of instruments. A subscription to all eight events brings the cost down to just £7 per concert. If you enjoy listening to live music (no musical knowledge is needed) and would like to discover more about the Club's concerts, please phone Judith on 01275 879099 or Andrea on 875262, pick up information from the CCC foyer, look out for posters or simply come on a concert night. A friendly welcome is guaranteed.
Here in an outline of what is on offer this season:
17 September 2019: Pianist, Lauretta Bloomer returns, this time with fellow teachers from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama who perform variously with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra of Wales and other top orchestras: André Swanepoel (violin), Nancy Johnson (viola) and Sandy Barton (cello). Their programme comprises the Schumann piano quartet and Brahms’ G minor piano quartet.
15 October 2019: Michael Young, Professor of piano at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, with international violinist Georgia Vale perform a programme entitled ‘The Romantic Violin’ including Dvořák’s Four Romantic Pieces and the beautiful sonatas of César Franck and Erich Korngold.
19 November 2019: Richard Morrison, baritone, and Clare Wilding at the piano, present an evening of songs by Fauré, Debussy, Duparc, Schubert and Strauss as well as piano music by Schubert. We are delighted to host the second visit of this fine duo.
10 December 2019: Nicola Woodward, flautist, brings her highly acclaimed programme, ‘Winds of Change’, a fascinating and informative journey across several centuries via bamboo and baroque flutes, flute, alto flute and piccolo with music by Telemann, CPE Bach, Debussy and Koechlin as well as orchestral excerpts and folk improvisations.
21 January 2020: Oboist, Lavinia Redman, performs the sonata by Saint-Saens with music by Schumann and others. Lavinia is now a member of London’s Southbank Sinfonia having been a woodwind category finalist on BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2010, then a member of the National Youth Orchestra, graduating from the Royal Academy of Music and reaching the final of the Barbirolli International Oboe Competition in 2017.
18 February 2020: Celebrated Bristol singing teacher Angela Hickey, presents a programme of arias, songs and duets performed by her Diploma level students. Details will be announced in due course.
17 March 2020: International concert pianist Béla Hartmann makes a welcome return with a programme to include Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue and Beethoven's Sonata in A, Op.101, as well as Liszt's rarely heard transcription of Beethoven's Song Cycle "An die ferne Geliebte."
21 April 2020: The evening starts at 7.30 pm with the Club’s AGM, followed by refreshments and then a recital at 8.15 pm by The Celli Peppers, led by Chris Hill. This group, hailing from Gloucester to Bath, believes that if one cello is good then two are twice as good and therefore performs with up to 8 cellos. The compositions and arrangements in their repertoire span the Renaissance to contemporary. Details will be announced in due course.
*All concerts take place at 7.30 pm on Tuesday evenings at the Clevedon Community Centre, Princes Road BS21 7SZ, usually in the Teignmouth Room. Membership subscription allowing free admission to all eight concerts costs £56, or £32 for September to December, or January to April. Admission to individual concerts for non-members costs £10.00