Classical MusicApril to September 2012 season of concerts at
St Luke's Church, Queens Park Road BN2 0GG
All concerts take place in the warm and cosy setting of St. Luke's Church, Queen's Park Road, BN2 9ZB. Concerts start at 7.30pm on Friday evenings and 3.30pm on Sunday afternoons unless otherwise stated. The ticket prices for all concerts is £7 (£5 concessions). Details of each concert can be found on the individual pages shown on the menu. We reserve the right to change details of concerts at the last minute. To confirm details or for enquiries, please ring 01273 620723.
Friday 17th May 2013
The Hilser Trio - Czech Delights! (Brighton Festival Fringe)
The internationally renowned Hilser Trio - Rachel Smith (flute), Rachel Firmager (cello), and Rachel Fryer (piano) return to the Brighton Festival and St. Luke’s. Come and join them to explore the rich and colourful Czech musical language including trios by Martinu and Dussek, and solo works by Janacek, Suk, Dvorak and Franz Benda.
Friday 31st May 2013
Lucina Harp Duo (Brighton Festival Fringe)
Our programme is a varied one, to say the least, including a performance of a world premiere. Expect the unexpected with a mixture of the standard classical harp rep mixed in with the quirky and sublime. We hope to transport your imagination from a French monastery through the stunning Welsh countryside to the down and dirty 'Catfish Row' with a little stop off at a Brit Pop Concert! Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm.
Friday 14th June 2013
The Piano Sonata: Romantic and Modern
Prize-winning Polish pianist Agnieszka Pluta pairs Chopin's much-loved second Sonata with a passionately energetic Sonata by Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera, prefaced by Debussy's popular suite "Pour le Piano". For more information visit www.agnespiano.com
Sunday 23rd June 2013 7.30pm
An evening with the famous Spike Wells Jazz Trio
A great mix of standard show tunes (Gershwin, Kern etc), original jazz compositions (Ellington, Coltrane) and some gospel material improvised on by the internationally renowned jazz musicians, Spike Wells on drums, Mark Edwards on piano and Mick Hutton on double-bass.
Friday 28th June 2013
The Ireland Trio: Music From Our Back Yards
Ellie Blackshaw (violin), Peter Copley (cello) and Adam Swayne (piano) present an evening showcasing Sussex composers past and present. Alongside celebrated works by Frank Bridge, and a rare chance to hear John Ireland’s Second Piano Trio, they are also presenting some fresh new works generated by New Music Brighton – the largest composers’ collective in the UK www.newmusicbrighton.co.uk
This concert is supported by the John Ireland Trust.
Includes a short pre-concert talk (20 minutes) at 6.45pm.
Friday 19th July 2013
Violin and Piano Recital - David Angel and David Elwin
Two very different works in G major from the classical period frame a romantic rarity and a 20th century masterpiece in this programme. The evening opens with Mozart's dramatic two movement sonata K 379, composed in great haste in April of 1781. This is followed by Frank Bridge's Sonata of 1932, a passionate and richly varied example of the unjustly neglected composer's mature style. The second half begins with Clara Schumann's beautifully touching Three Romances opus 22, and the concert ends with Beethoven's last violin sonata, opus 96. Completed in 1812 for the French violinist Pierre Rode, it is an example of Beethoven at his most serene. Includes pre-concert talk at 6.30pm.
Friday 2nd August 2013
LANDSCAPE – Music and Place (flute and guitar)
The award-winning musicians of the Woodlark Duo, Julie Groves (flute) and Laura Snowden (guitar), give a concert specifically touching on ‘a sense of place’ invoking the sea, mountains and city.
A diverse collection of pieces including works by Ibert, Piazzolla, Takemitsu and Bartok make for a concert encompassing various folk influences, tango and ‘classical’ works that also touch on various moments in history.
Friday 23rd August 2013
Movement, Rhythm and Dance - Piano Recital by Helen Burford
From J.S. Bach's Partita No.2 BWV 826 to Martin Butler's Rumba Machine, pianist Helen Burford explores contrasting dance styles, infectious rhythms and off-beat vibrations in a wide-ranging programme of solo piano music; an eclectic mix of Baroque, jazz and contemporary works linked through their strong rhythmic identities and captivating characters.
Friday 30th August 2013
The Fretful Federation
This Brighton-based community mandolin orchestra, founded in the late 1990s, play the fretted, plucked equivalents of a string ensemble – mandolins, mandolas, mandocellos, mandobass, plus a classical guitar section. They will perform an eclectic mix of music including a Bach fugue, together with The Song of Japanese Autumn by Yasuo Kuwahara and other more modern and popular works.
Friday 13th September 2013
Cyrill Ibrahim (piano)
Dutch pianist Cyrill, a recent graduate of the Royal College of Music, has performed as a soloist with the Berliner Philharmonie and Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. He will explore some of his favourite composers; Beethoven’s Bagatelles, Debussy Images Book 2, Rachmaninov and Chopin nocturnes and 4th ballad.
Friday 27th September 2013
Charity Gala concert in aid of the Neighbourhood Care Scheme
A regular fixture of our concert series, come to this fun gala concert to be transported between musical genres, styles, periods and instruments. In aid of local charity Neighbourhood Care Scheme