By IH 23/04 Updated: 03/05 08:32
RUSSIAN and French music will be the theme for this year's Leamington Music Festival Weekend running from May 4 to 8.
It will feature music during the 100 years and will include works by Borodin, Glinka, Mussorgski, Rachmaninov, Rimski-Korsakov, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Chausson, Duparc, Faure, Franck, Ravel and Saint-Saens.
The evening concerts will be given by the Fitzwilliam, Badke and Elias String Quartets, offering both quartets by Borodin, piano quintets by Faure and Franck, played by Simon Crawford-Phillips and Chausson’s Concerto for Violin, Piano and Quartet. The recently formed Erringden Ensemble, led by Paul Barritt, will play sextets by Rimski-Korsakov, Borodin and Tchaikovsky, his Souvenirs de Florence.
The final concert will be recorded by Radio 3 and given by Ensemble 360 with works by Saint-Saens, Glinka and Rimski-Korsakov, and an interloper in Danish composer Carl Nielsen's Wind Quintet.
The lunchtime concerts will be given by French pianist Jean-Michel Dayez, who will include Mussorgski’s Pictures at an Exhibition, the Erato Piano Trio, bass baritone Jonathan Lemalu who will include Mussorgski’s Songs and Dances of Death, and a piano trio from Ensemble 360 with an all Rachmaninov programme.
There will also be a Family Concert featuring Poulenc’s L’Histoire de Babar, narrated by Hannah Medlam with Jean-Michel Dayez playing the piano.
For tickets and further details visit www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk or call 01926 776438.
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