Join us for a music concert in the atmospheric setting of the Hall Chamber in Bridge Cottage.
14th September 2019 7.30 pm
Laura Snowden – Guitar
Hailed a ‘string sensation’ by BBC Music Magazine, British-French guitarist and composer Laura Snowden is acclaimed for her ‘poise and intensity’ (Guardian) and playing of ‘extraordinary depth’ (Strings, Classical Music Magazine). The first guitarist to graduate from the Yehudi Menuhin School, made possible by the Rolling Stones, she was invited by guitarist Julian Bream to premiere his latest commissions at Wigmore Hall in 2015 and 2017. Laura’s international appearances have since built rapidly, with festival debuts across Europe, China and the US, as well as concerto debuts with Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and Münchener Kammerorchester, and a recording of Lisa Streich’s guitar concerto Augenlider with the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester.
She will be playing works by Fernando Sor and Villa – Lobos, as well as a number of her own compositions.
12th October 2019 7.30 pm
The Brighton Cello Quartet
The Brighton Cello Quartet, founded last year (2018), draws on the fabulous talents of Sarah Davison, Emily Mitchell, Jocasta Mudge and Ivana Peranic. Seasoned recording artists and performers, between them there isn’t much the Brighton Cello Quartet hasn’t done. The quartet members have performed in T.V., radio, film, computer games, playing with top orchestras and ensembles at prestigious events and venues across the U.K. and abroad, from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales to the Brit Awards. They harness their expertise to bring to Bridge Cottage an eclectic variety of repertoire, from Bach to Piazzolla, there is sure to be something for everyone!
16th November 2019 7.30 pm
‘A concert in Vauxhall Gardens’-The Harcourt Ensemble
With Nicola Stock – Soprano, Charlotte Munro – Baroque Flute and Recorder, Michael Withers – Baroque Violin and Recorder and David Force – Harpsichord
A recreation of musical performances once enjoyed by visitors to the famous and historic Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens in London during the eighteenth century. To include songs by J.C. Bach and Arne and instrumental works written by some of the most popular composers of the day.
18th January 2020 7.30pm
‘Night Music’ with Julia Bishop – a candlelit concert of music for solo violin
Julia Bishop is a leading Baroque violin specialist. A founder member of the group ‘Red Priest’, she has toured the world with most of the UK’s leading period instrument orchestras.
After the excesses of the Christmas period, this is a chance to enjoy an evening of calm and tranquillity, following a brief talk on the baroque violin and its repertoire. We hope you will join us afterwards for a glass of mulled wine.
8th February 2020 7.30 pm
‘Into the Soul of Greece’ with Rebetiki Serenata
Kalliopi Mitropoulou (violin/voice), George Stamatis, (guitar/voice), George Angelopoulos, (bouzouki), Pavlos Carvalho, (bouzouki/voice)
An evening of traditional Greek music, with beautiful soul- searching melodies and compelling, infectious dance rhythms, providing a nostalgic and vibrant atmosphere of Greek Rebetiko.
14th March 2020 7.30pm
‘French Salon Music’
Alex Rider – Harp
Rebecca Kaznowski – Soprano
This concert aims to recreate the intimate tone and ambience of a French Salon concert and will include beautiful and sublime melodies by Debussy, Fauré, Caplet and Schumann, interwoven with works for solo harp. Alex is a harpist with a passion for the history and lore of the instrument, and will be performing on an original French Erard harp dating from 1902.