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Faversham Music Club 2019 - 20 74th Season


The 74th Season of Faversham Music Club brings an exciting series of events to the Assembly Rooms continuing our First Sunday afternoon series and our Thursday Evening concerts. We have a rich array of talent performing on a wide variety of instruments and this season there will be another spectacular event for Faversham Voices as well as a Family Concert and other member events. Concerts bring music from across the centuries with a few new works by living composers keeping the Club very much in the 21st Century. The season begins with two renowned UK chamber musicians Robin Michael and Daniel Tong playing an all-Beethoven programme. Wind instruments feature heavily with appearances by Alexei Watkins (Horn), Anna Kondrashina (Flute), Katherine Bryer (Oboe) and the Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet alongside wind trios and quintets amd sextets with piano. Of course, we feature the Blüthner piano throughout the season but we have two wonderful solo pianists: Eva Maria Dorozskowska brings a festive programme for December and Joanna Krauze ends the season with a recital of Bach. Returning by popular demand is the Swiss cellist Timothée Botbol accompanied by Dinara Klinton who pays a third visit – one not to be missed. And don’t forget our renowned home-baked cakes after the Sunday concerts! Faversham Voices will undertake a large project which will bring together many of the singing groups from Faversham and beyond in a spectacular son et lumière event celebrating the Waterways, Marshes and Coastline of Kent. There’s also a Family concert with a ‘Prom cushioned area’ for young ones to enjoy some favourite pieces of music. Our ongoing collaboration with the Musicians’ Company and the Countess of Munster Trust helps us bring the newest talents to an eclectic programme and we’re grateful for their support along with the Henry Oldfield Trust for its contribution to the Piano fund. We’re sure you’ll find a wealth of fantastic performers and familiar and unfamiliar repertoire throughout the season and we hope you’ll continue to support the Club through membership of the Friends Scheme. We look forward to seeing you at the new season’s concerts.

Trevor Pinnock

Sheila Doak

Alasdair Nicolson

PRESIDENT

HONORARY VICE PRESIDENT

CHAIRMAN


CONCERT DIARY

2019 6th 3rd 7th 1st

October November November December

Robin Michael & Daniel Tong Alexei Watkins & Hayley Parkes Katherine Bryer & Irena Radić Eva Maria Dorozskowska

2020 5th 23rd 2nd 20th 29th 1st 5th 3rd 21st 7h

January January February February February March April May May June

Alix Lagasse & Maria Tarasewicz Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet Ensemble Jeux Timothée Botbol & Dinara Klinton WATERWAYS* Anna Kondrashina & Pavel Timofeyevsky Cushion Concert Jonatan Bougt & Irena Radić Callanan Wind Ensemble & David Knotts Joanna Krauze

CONCERT VENUES

All concerts take place in Faversham Assembly Rooms, 66 Preston Street, Faversham ME13 8PG unless marked. * St Mary of Charity Church, Church Street, Faversham ME13 8GZ

TICKETS

Tickets for our Sunday Concerts are only available on the door. All other tickets can be purchased on the door or in advance from our website:

www.favershammusicclub.co.uk The right is reserved to substitute artists and vary the advertised programme if necessary. All information is correct at the time of going to press. Brochure design: David Knotts


ROBIN MICHAEL & DANIEL TONG CELLO & PIANO

BEETHOVEN Variations on a theme from Judas Maccabeus

Sunday series

Sunday 6th October 3pm Assembly Rooms

BEETHOVEN Sonata Op. 102 No. 1 in C BEETHOVEN Sonata Op. 102 No 2 in D

Two seasoned chamber musicians bring us an allBeethoven programme to open this year’s season. Starting with variations on a theme from Handel they explore earliest works and latest works for cello and piano by Beethoven.

Full Price Ticket: £8 Friend of Faversham Music Club: £5 Under 16s: FREE

TICKET INFORMATION

Following their highly acclaimed recording of the Brahms sonatas they are about to release the complete Beethoven in 2020.


ALEXEI WATKINS & HAYLEY PARKES HORN & PIANO

BEETHOVEN Sonata WOOLF Aria

Sunday series

Sunday 3rd November 3pm Assembly Rooms

GLAZUNOV Reverie GONOUD Six Melodies STRAUSS Andante VINTER Hunter’s Moon

Full Price Ticket: £8 Friends of Faversham Music Club: £5 Under 16s: FREE

TICKET INFORMATION

One of the UK’s most talented young French Horn players brings a tantalising array of music to display this brass instrument’s virtuosic and lyric qualities. The repertoire crosses the centuries from Beethoven’s only work for horn to Strauss’s lyrical andante and ends with the British composer Vinter’s virtuosic showpiece.


KATHERINE BRYER & IRENA RADIĆ OBOE & PIANO GROVLEZ Sarabande and Allegro SCHUMANN Abendlied SILVERSTRINI Six Etudes pour Hautbois

Thursday series

Thursday 7th November 7.30pm Assembly Rooms

SCHUMANN Romance CLARA SCHUMANN Nocturne THEA MUSGRAVE Night Windows RACHMANINOV Etude Tableaux Op. 33 No. 3 FINIZI Interlude

Supported by the COUNTESS OF MUNSTER TRUST

Full Price Ticket: £16 Under 25s/Students: £8.00 Under 16s & Friends of Faversham Music Club: FREE

TICKET INFORMATION

POULENC Sonata

Katherine Bryer is one the UK’s finest oboists and brings us an evening rich in variety leading towards one of the classic works for the instrument by Poulenc – an exquisitely refined work. Irena Radić joins for the first of two appearances this season and performs Schumann and Rachmaninov for solo piano interspersed throughout the duo’s recital.


EVA MARIA DOROSZKOWSKA PIANO

MATEDOJA Pieces SIBELIUS Spruce Tree DVARIONAS Winter Sketches SIBELIUS Sketches op 114

Sunday series

Sunday 1th December 3pm Assembly Rooms

Eva Maria Dorosowska serves up a winter selection from the eastern Baltic with music from Finland and Lithuania. Sibelius’s Sketches with its winter scene, forest lake and spruce tree heralds winter. Alongside these she reveals the intriguing works of two lesser known contemporaries of Sibelius and further explores the winter theme with Dvarionas’s work filled with snowmen, skating rinks and sledges.

Full Price Ticket: £8 Friends of Faversham Music Club: £5 Under 16s: FREE

TICKET INFORMATION

Celebrate the start of the festive season after the concert with Nordic and Baltic treats from our team of bakers.


ALIX LAGASSE & MARIA TARASEWICZ VIOLIN & PIANO MOZART Sonata in A K 305 BRAHMS Sonata No 1 in G major

Sunday series

Sunday 5th January 3pm Assembly Rooms

WIENAWSKI Faust Fantasy

Full Price Ticket: £8 Friends of Faversham Music Club: £5 Under 16s: FREE

TICKET INFORMATION

Perhaps a familiar face for some as a member of the London Symphony Orchestra, the Belgian violinst Alix Lagasse surveys two centuries of music ranging from the delicate classicism of the Mozart’s sonata through the rich and rhapsodic music of Brahms to Wienawski’s response to the music from Gounod’s opera – a virtuoso tour-de-force.


KALEIDOSCOPE SAXOPHONE QUARTET DVORAK American Quartet Movt 1 CLARA SCHUMANN Romance

Thursday series

Thursday 23rd January 7.30pm Assembly Rooms

BACH 2 Prelude and Fugues DAVID LANCASTER Swan MICHAEL TORKE July JONATHAN DOVE Tuning In RAMEAU Gavotte PIAZOLLA Libertango

MARC MELLITS Black

Playing Dvorak and Debussy they steal from the string quartet repertoire mixing familiar classics with the sultry tangos of Piazzolla and the quirky minimalism of Marc Mellits. Full Price Ticket: £16 Under 25s/Students: £8.00 Under 16s & Friends of Faversham Music Club: FREE

TICKET INFORMATION

DEBUSSY Quartet Movt 3

Described by the Times as ‘irresistible’, Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet is an innovative collaboration between four creative young players. Here they perform an eclectic program of music taking in original compositions and transcriptions of well-known pieces.


ENSEMBLE JEUX OBOE BASSOON & PIANO

ANDRE PREVIN Trio POULENC Trio

Sunday series

Sunday 2nd February 3pm Assembly Rooms

Full Price Ticket: £8 Friends of Faversham Music Club: £5 Under 16s: FREE

TICKET INFORMATION

This ensemble of oboe, bassoon and piano continues the exploration of wind repertoire this season and brings two contrasting works which show off the colourful variety and versatile sonorities of these three instruments. Poulenc’s everpopular trio written in 1926 and dedicated to Manuel de Falla is a substantial work at times wistful, at times exuberant. André Previn’s trio written in 1994 is full of contrasts, deftly mixing melancholic melody with jazzy up-tempo music.


TIMOTHÉE BOTBOL & DINARA KLINTON CELLO & PIANO FAURE Élégie op. 24 RAMEAU Les Cyclopes Les Sauvages Les Poules

Thursday series

Thursday 20th February 7.30pm Assembly Rooms

DEBUSSY Cello sonata in D POULENC Sonata for cello and piano

TICKET INFORMATION

Swiss cellist Timothée Botbol and Ukrainian pianist Dinara Klinton return by popular demand after last season’s electric concert. Here they explore music from France looking back briefly to the 18th century with character pieces by Rameau before catching the late 19th century with Fauré and coming to the early 20th century with one of Debussy’s final works. The concert ends with this season’s featured composer’s sonata completed after the war in 1948 and Full Price Ticket: £16 dedicated to its first Under 25s/Students: £8.00 Under 16s & Friends of performer, the Faversham Music Club: FREE legendary cellist, Pierre Fournier.


ATERWAYS

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Saturday 29th February

Full Price Ticket: £16 Under 25s/Students: £8.00 Under 16s: £5 Friends of Faversham Music Club: £12

A unique collaboration bringing together local choirs to explore the unique heritage of the town and its people. Waterways will explore how the small settlement of Faversham grew at the the head of a navigable creek and will celebrate how boatbuilding, brewing, brickmaking and even gunpowder all flourished. A journey of discovery from Faversham's grand Victorian station, through the medieval centre of town to the bleak beauty of the Kent marshes

TICKET INFORMATION

Faversham Voices Cantiana Mustardseed Singers Lowering the Tone Faversham Community Choir Faversham Choral Society

St Mary of Charity Church Faversham 7.30pm


ANNA KONDRASHINA & PAVEL TIMOFEYEVSKY FLUTE & PIANO GAUBERT Nocturne and Allegro Scherzando

Sunday series

Sunday 1st March 3pm Assembly Rooms

PROKOFIEV Five Melodies PROKOFIEV Sonata in D

Full Price Ticket: £8 Friends of Faversham Music Club: £5 Under 16s: FREE

TICKET INFORMATION

Gaubert’s classic showpiece was written at his teacher Taffanel’s request as an examination piece for the Paris Conservatoire in 1906 and contrasts with Prokofiev’s lyrical Melodies originally written for voice as songs without words. Prokofiev’s Flute Sonata Op.94 was written in the final years of the war whilst the composer was in Siberia with the Kirov Ballet. The work is full of familiar, neo-classical Prokofiev and was later converted by Oistrakh to a violin sonata.


CUSHION CONCERT THE ASSEMBLY PROJECT SAINT-SAËNS Excerpts from Carnival of the Animals POULENC Babar the Elephant RIDOUT Fernando the Bull

Sunday series

Sunday 5th April 3pm Assembly Rooms

Followed by tea and animal themed cakes! Supported by ALL STITCHED UP

Full Price Ticket: £8 Friends of Faversham Music Club: £5 Under 16s: FREE

TICKET INFORMATION

A relaxed and joyful exploration of music about animals with added narration brings The Assembly Project back to the Faversham Music Club for a diverting hour of entertainment designed for all ages. A special cushion “promenade” area will allow young ones to get up close the performance.


JONATAN BAUGT & IRENA RADIĆ GUITAR & PIANO

SHOSTAKOVICH Preludes and Fugues Op 20

Sunday series

Sunday 3rd May 3pm Assembly Rooms

RAVEL Mother Goose Suite

Full Price Ticket: £8 Friends of Faversham Music Club: £5 Under 16s: FREE

TICKET INFORMATION

The award-winning duo of Swedish guitarist Jonatan Bougt and British pianist Irena Radić perform their own arrangements of classic works. In the midst of political tensions and constant oppression Shostakovich – whose musical voice was being stifled by Stalin and his regime – wrote 24 astonishingly individual, frivolous and cheeky preludes. While Shostakovich was writing this music that was worlds away from what he was experiencing, Ravel simply loved to escape to the world of imagination through the eyes of children bringing to life stories of imaginary worlds through his colourful writing in the Mother Goose Suite.


CALLANAN WIND ENSEMBLE & DAVID KNOTTS ROSSINI (arr. Knotts) The Italian Girl in Algiers

Thursday series

Thursday 21st May 7.30pm Assembly Rooms

MOZART Quintet for Piano and Wind JOHN COONEY Signs - Paths - Landsacpes (World Première)

POULENC Sextet for Piano and Wind

6.30 pm - Pre-concert talk with John Cooney

Full Price Ticket: £16 Under 25s/Students: £8.00 Under 16s & Friends of Faversham Music Club: FREE

TICKET INFORMATION

Completing our survey of music for wind over the course of this season, and indeed the music of Poulenc, we hear two of the classic ,larger-scale chamber pieces for wind and piano: the refined classical architecture of Mozart contrasting with the quirky neo-classical music of Poulenc. The concert begins with an arrangement of Rossini’s operatic overture and the programme is completed by a new work from the young British composer John Cooney celebrating landscape.


JOANNA KRAUZE PIANO

J S BACH French Suite no. 5 in G major BWV 816 J S BACH Prelude and fugue in B minor BWV 893

Sunday series

Sunday 7th June 3pm Assembly Rooms

J S BACH French Ouverture in B minor BWV 831

The 74th season started with an all-Beethoven programme and ends with a recital of Bach by the prize-winning Polish pianist Joanna Krauze. Two explorations of the ‘french’ style and its dance forms (gavottes, gigues and passepieds) much favoured by Bach sandwich the B minor Prelude and Fugue from “the 48”.

TICKET INFORMATION

Full Price Ticket: £8 Friends of Faversham Music Club: £5 Under 16s: FREE


MEMBERSHIP Why not become a Friend of Faversham Music Club? Faversham Music Club is a registered charity and, as such, is run by a committee of volunteers bringing a wide range of musical activity to the town. The Club is reliant on membership subscriptions, door sales and fundraising to gather enough money each year to be able to present some wonderful concerts and to bring some amazing talent to Faversham. In reality, every concert ticket is subsidised beyond its face value by Faversham Music Club. From artists fees to venue hire, printing costs to artist travel, piano tuning to website maintenance, the Club has many bills to pay but we’re keen to keep ticket prices both affordable and attractive. We’ve also been lucky enough to acquire a brand new piano, and to use this instrument for the last three years, while paying it off.

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We’ve kept membership rates constant for the last few years and hope to be able to do so for the foreseeable future but costs do rise constantly as we’re all aware. Becoming a member adds not just financially to the Music Club but also strengthens the value of the work that FMC does, it’s important for us to have your enthusiasm for music to support the work that we I/we would like to become a friend of Faversham Music Club.

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GIFTS Struggling to find the perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries or Christmas? 1.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert Selection £40

Tickets for 5 of our very popular Sunday Afternoon Concerts. This great gift offers a huge variety of music making in a friendly and informal atmosphere. The concerts happen on the first Sunday of the month, last for about and hour and include free refreshments.

Thursday Evening Concert Duo £32

The Thursday Evening Concert Series has been the backbone of Faversham Music Club’s activity and brings some of the country’s finest artists to Faversham for full-length evening concerts. This gift offers the recipient a chance to sample 2 of our Thursday concerts or to enjoy a Thursday evening out with a friend or partner.

Gift Membership £50

An ideal gift for keen musicians giving access to our Thursday Series, offering discounted rates to our Sunday series as well as a range of friend’s benefits.

Leave a legacy Faversham Music Club is a membership organisation and also a registered charity. We rely entirely on the support of our members and voluntary contributions. Remembering Faversham Music Club in your will is a very special way in which to support our work and to play a key role in shaping the musical life of Faversham. If you would like to discuss our work and how you might like to support Faversham Music Club with a gift in your will, please contact Liz Dixon:

Telephone: 07837 436305 Email: lizmdixon@yahoo.co.uk We would also love to hear from you if you have already remembered us in your will so that we can thank you appropriately.


LIZ BRADLEY a chequered career I was born and grew up in London. My degree is Marine Biology rather than Fine Art but I come from a family full of painters so I think painting is probably in the blood. In 1970 I married, had two children and spent 16 years restoring old houses and dealing in antiques. I started with a market stall with my daughter in a pram and graduated to specialising in textiles especially samplers and Victorian woolwork. The late 1970s and 1980s where a time of great creativity the country house look was at its height with wonderful fabrics and magazines. Emma Bridgewater, Kath Kidson and many others started businesses at this time and I started my needlework company, Elizabeth Bradley designs in 1986. Originally intended to produce replicas of Victorian patterns, I soon progressed into manufacturing a range of highly decorative luxury needlework kits which were popular all over the world. The charts were painted by hand, no computer programs in those days, and I spent nearly 15 years designing the kits and writing books. However enough is enough and painting little squares, however pleasurable is limiting. In 2000 I sold the company and started trying to paint freehand. Many art courses later, my current style of painting emerged. Watercolour suits me. I love the fluidity and immediacy of the medium. The wonderful colours and delicious papers are such a pleasure to use. I paint whatever interests me and excites me. I am a fanatical Gardner so of course flowers but also animals and the wonderful Kent landscape. Autumn and winter are best, when the light is mellow and the trees are bare the paintings, like my needlework designs, a redecorative but I hope fresh. Colour that works is important. People say the paintings are joyful...I leave it to you to judge.

www.lizbradley.co.uk jocourtphotography@gmail.com


FAVERSHAM VOICES FAVERSHAM VOICES is a non-auditioned community choir open to singers of all ages. The emphasis is on having fun and improving health and wellbeing. We welcome singers of all backgrounds from sing-in-the-shower enthusiasts to seasoned choral singers.

FAVERSHAM VOICES sing an enormously wide range of music from

medieval songs to newly written pieces. You do not have to read music but there will be opportuninities to do so, or to start to learn if you wish. We use a website with support materials to help those who want to get to grips with the music in the privacy of their own home!

FAVERSHAM VOICES rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7 – 9pm. We get together for specific projects two or three times a year. Fun, accessibility and quality are at the heart of what we do and we work with top class musicians and performers.

FAVERSHAM VOICES costs £5 per rehearsal. We run a ‘pay what you can

afford’ scheme for thoses eligible for concessions. The choir is managed and supported by Faversham Music Club, a charity promoting live music making in the town.

FAVERSHAM VOICESis directed by David Knotts who has 20 years

experience in working with singers of all ages. David suceeded Gareth Malone as music director for the London Symphony Orchestra’s flagship Community Choir and runs a choir at HSBC Bank at Canary Wharf.

If you’d like to join FAVERSHAM VOICES or want to find out more, send an email to favershamvoices@talktalk.net or contact Norma Baxter on 01795 521515


BARBICAN TRIPS

Faversham Music Club organises a number of trips to LSO evening concerts at the Barbican. Tickets cost £42 (£37 for Friends of Faversham Music Club) and include coach travel from Faversham. These trips are a great hassle-free way of taking in some of the best London concerts and are a great way to socialise with other music lovers. To confirm our booking for these concerts, we need to know well in advance. If you’re interested in coming along or want to find our more, please contact Sheila Doak.

Sunday 3rd November 2019

RUSSIAN ROOTS

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh – Suite PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No 3 TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 5 Gianandrea Noseda conductor Denis Matsuev piano London Symphony Orchestra History, heritage, fate, and a tour-de-force of piano skill and colour combine in this ‘Russian Roots’ concert from Gianandrea Noseda, bringing together RimskyKorsakov, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky.

Sunday 23rd March 2020

SIR MARK ELDER

ELGAR Violin Concerto SIBELIUS Symphony No 4 Sir Mark Elder conductor Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider violin London Symphony Orchestra Sir Mark Elder presents two 20th-century masterpieces by Elgar and Sibelius, including a work that with a deep connection to both orchestra and soloist – Elgar’s Violin Concerto.The Violin Concerto is a part of London Symphony Orchestra history. It was written with support from the Orchestra’s Leader, William H Reed, and premiered by the LSO in 1910, a year before the composer went on to become Principal Conductor. To confirm our booking for these concerts, we need to know well in advance. If you’re interested in coming along or want to find our more, please contact Sheila Doak.

Tel: 01795 534892

Email: smadoak@btinternet.com


FAVERSHAM MUSIC CLUB OFFICERS 2019 - 20 President Honorary Vice President Chair Secretary Treasurer

Trevor Pinnock C.B.E. Dr. Sheila Doak Dr. Alasdair Nicolson Erica Martin Rodney Foord

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

FAVERSHAM VOICES CO-ORDINATOR

Sue Davidson Liz Dixon Dr. David Knotts Jill Lebor Paul Moorbath Chris Saunders Jackie Westlake O.B.E.

Norma Baxter

Faversham Music Club would like to thank the following bodies for their support:

Henry Oldfield Trust

GETTING TO OUR CONCERTS There are good regular train services to Faversham from London Victoria, St. Pancras International, Stratford International, Whitstable and Canterbury. The Assembly Rooms is a few minutes walk from Faversham train station. The nearest car parks for the Assembly Rooms are Queen’s Hall Car Park on Forbes Road and Faversham Car Park on Leslie Smith Drive. The nearest car park for St. Mary of Charity Church is Institute Road Car Park. There is good disabled access at all of our venues.


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