Intimate Engagements

Forthcoming Concerts

Saturday, 14 March 2020, 7.30pm

String Orchestra: Contemplation and Drama - Symphonova Orchestra

Shelley Katz, conductor
Abigail Dolan, flute

Composers reach for the string-orchestra when they want the emotional purity of the string-quartet coupled by the power and drama of an orchestra. The innovative Symphonova Orchestra presents a programme including some of the greatest works written for strings alongside an arrangement of Mozart Quartet in D Major for flute and strings. 


Barber, Adagio for strings Opus 11
Mozart, Flute Quartet Quartet in D Major KV 285 (arr.)
Arensky, Variations on a theme by Tchaikovsky Opus 35a
Mahler, Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
Holst, St Paul’s Suite 


£15.00, £10.00 Clare Hall Members, £5.00 Students

Reservations; (01223) 332360 or at the Porters’ Lodge 


Saturday, 9 May 2020, 7.30pm

The Sonata Tradition

Ronan O’Hora, piano

During the period from the middle of the 18th century for the next hundred years, the Piano Sonata was the favoured form of the greatest composers writing for the instrument. Ronan O’Hora presents an overview of this canon, from the extraordinary range and versatility of Haydn, Brahms using the form as a vehicle to announce his youthful genius, a mystical and unfinished utterance by Schubert and an example of one of Beethoven's supreme examples of how to display the capacity of the Sonata for declamatory drama. 


Haydn, Sonata in F major Hob. XIV:23
Brahms, Sonata No. 3 in F minor Opus 5
Schubert, Sonata in C major D840 Reliquie
Beethoven, Sonata No. 23 in F minor Opus 57 Appassionata