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JdP Series Spring Season Concerts | May-June 2015

Jonathan PowellSaturday 2 May
7:30pm

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JONATHAN POWELL (piano)
Brahms, Harry, Beethoven

Brahms: Intermezzi
Harry: Bletchley Bedford Sandy
Beethoven: Sonata op.106 ‘für das Hammerklavier’

Two highly contrasting mainstays of Germanic repertoire from opposite ends of the 19th century are complemented by a repeat performance of Martyn Harry’s work written for Powell last year.

Spectra Ensemble12 and 13 May
8:00pm

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SPECTRA ENSEMBLE
Performing Colour/Staging Sound

Schreker: Kammersymphonie
Coenen-Rowe: A Cosmic Joke
Kandinsky/de Hartmann, orch. Schuller: Der Gelbe Klang

In this multimedia collaboration, four graduate students aim to present the aesthetic strands of two early twentieth-century works and their contemporary possibilities.

Pedro Lopez, fluteFriday 15 May
7:30pm

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PEDRO LOPEZ (flute)
Debussy, Franck and new works

Debussy: L’apres midi d’un faune
Franck: Sonata in A major for Flute and Piano
plus new works by composers from the University of Oxford

Pedro Lopez, recent graduate from the Royal College of Music and member of the Southbank Sinfonia, joins us for a recital combining some well-known works for flute alongside new compositions.

Maki Sekiya, pianoSaturday 30 May
7:30pm

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MAKI SEKIYA (piano)
Bartók, Beethoven, Ravel

Bartók: Suite, op. 14
Beethoven: Sonata op.109
Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit
Baldwin: new work

Acclaimed Oxford-based pianist Maki Sekiya performs two early 20th century masterpieces by Bartók and Ravel alongside the wonderful late Beethoven Sonata op.109, which followed Hammerklavier.

Young Choon-Park, pianoFriday 5 June
7:30pm

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YOUNG CHOON-PARK (piano)
Schumann and Chopin

Schumann: Humoreske, op.20
Schumann: Sonata No. 2 in G minor, op.22
Chopin: Sonata No. 3 in B minor, op.58

South Korean pianist Young-Choon Park brings us a technically-challenging and intensely Romantic programme, from Schumann’s fanciful Humoresque to Chopin’s turbulent third sonata.

Project InstrumentalFriday 12 June
8:00pm

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PROJECT INSTRUMENTAL
Shostakovich, Cutler, Fokkens, Tchaikovsky

Shostakovich: 2 Pieces for String Octet
Cutler: Music for Sunflowers
Fokkens: Work for Trio and String Orchestra (World Premiere)
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings

This exciting new chamber orchestra brings our spring season to a close with its imaginative performances of works both old and new.

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