Berkeley Ensemble

Berkeley Ensemble - 9 August 2019 © Nigel Luckhurst

7:30pm, Friday 9 August 2019

Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

A £24 B £16 RV Allocated Seating

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Supported by the Ida Carroll Trust

Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew themes for clarinet, string quartet & piano, Op.34 8¾’

Poulenc Mouvements perpétuels for wind quintet, string trio & double bass 5’

Martinů Nonet for wind quintet, string trio & double bass 16¼’

J Strauss II arr Schoenberg Emperor Waltz for flute, clarinet, string quartet & piano 12’

Woolrich A bagatelle for clarinet, bassoon, horn, string quartet & double bass 10’

Schubert Quintet in A major for piano quartet & double bass ‘Trout’, D667 35¼’

Thoroughly enjoyable and committed playing… I sat enthralled. Audience members 2017

A hundred years ago, Prokofiev, now living in America, was approached by a Russian ensemble about to tour the USA, for a work using klezmer melodies it had collected together. The year before, Poulenc, then a protégé of Satie, wrote a piano work very much in his mentor’s style, rescoring it in 1925... the same year that Schoenberg, unlikely as it may seem, arranged the Emperor Waltz, but with hidden subtexts of his own alluding to Austrian nationalism. In Schubert’s Vienna, on the other hand, it would appear there is not a cloud in the sky as his trout leaps out of the crystal-clear stream trying to evade the wily fisherman. And with a piece like that to close, we hope that you are hooked for another year.

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Berkeley Ensemble

The Berkeley Ensemble was formed with the aim of exploring little-known 20th and 21st century British chamber music alongside more established repertoire. read more

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