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Lunchtime Concert Series Online Straight From Nelson School of Music Auditorium

Join us online for 14 free-to-view concerts, recorded live each week in the celebrated Nelson School of Music Auditorium. Featuring local, national and international performers, we hope this series will keep our community connected and inspired through the coming weeks until we can gather again in celebration of great music.

Every Thursday lunchtime at 1pm, May to August

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Journeys of Love & Loss: Songs by Granados, De Falla, Chausson and Schuber

Michael Tsalka (piano) and Angelica Minero Escobar (mezzo soprano) will perform Songs and Arias from Spain and France with works by Granados, De Falla, Chausson and Schubert.

Date: May 21 2020

Beethoven Piano Trio

In 1795, a twenty-five-year-old Beethoven decided to publish his very first opus, a set of three piano trios, Op. 1, dedicated to Prince Carl von Lichnowsky.

Michael Tsalka, Margarita Jackson and Lissa Cowie will perform the second trio – Piano Trio No. 2 in G major, Op. 1, No. 2

Their second piece to be performed at this lunchtime recital is Three Irish Pieces by Alec Rowley.

Date: May 28 2020

Anna Maitland & Richard Mapp

A programme of French music for flute and piano with Anna Maitland and Richard Mapp.

Concert Programme:

Poulenc Sonata
Faure Sicilienne Op 78 and Fantasie Op 79
Dutilleux Sonatine
Enescu Cantabile and Presto
Messiaen Le Merle Noir (the blackbird)

Date: June 4 2020

Louis Lucas-Perry

Louis Lucas-Perry has been involved in many concerts throughout the Nelson region including performances of Grieg’s Piano Concerto in Am and Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini with the Nelson Symphony Orchestra.

Concert Programme:

Bach/Busoni Chaconne in D minor
Ravel Ondine from Gaspard de la nuit
Liszt Liebestraum no. 3
Chopin Ballade no. 1 in G minor
Etude op. 25 no. 11 “Winter Wind”

Date: June 11 2020

Rafaelle Bandoli & Barry Korcheski

Trumpeter Raffaele Bandoli returns to the Nelson School of Music Auditorium for his second lunchtime recital. Accompanied by pianist Barry Korcheski he will perform jazz from the classic American Songbook repertoire.

Date: June 18 2020

Schubert E-flat Trio

Michael Tsalka, Fleur Jackson and Lissa Cowie perform together.
The Trio No. 2 in E-flat major for piano, violin, and violoncello, D. 929, was one of the last compositions completed by Franz Schubert, dated November 1827.

Robert Schumann described Schubert’s E flat Piano Trio as “spirited, masculine and dramatic” in contrast to his other more “passive, lyrical and feminine” work in the piano, violin and cello genre, the B flat.

The composition is in 4 movements.

I.   Allegro
II. Andante con moto
III. Scherzo: Allegro moderato
IV. Allegro moderato

Date: June 25 2020

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