Thursday 29th September at 2.00 p.m.
Linda Chan - piano
Haydn - Sonata in C, Hob. XVI:50
Franck - Prelude, Chorale and Fugue
Bach-Busoni – Chaconne in D minor
Prokofiev - Sonata No. 3 in A minor,
After studying in Hong Kong Linda Chan moved to the UK and studied first at Birmingham Conservatoire and then the Royal Northern School of Music. She was a finalist in the Beryl Clempin Beethoven competition and played recently in Birmingham Cathedral. This is her first time at the Gateway and she comes well recommended, so we hope you will give her your support.
Friday 7th October at 7.30 p.m.
ALISON LORAM - violin
CHRISTOPHER SYMONS – piano
Mozart - Sonata No. 28 in E flat major, K. 380
Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending
Prokofiev - Five Melodies, Op. 35
Brahms - Sonata No.1 in G major, Op. 78
Tickets £10 (£8 concession)
(available on the door or from the Gateway)
Alison Loram has given a number of solo and chamber music recitals and has performed Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and Vaughan Williams’ “Lark Ascending” with the St John’s Festival Orchestra of Chester. She is leader of the Forum String Quartet and Piano Trio, and the Nantwich Chamber Ensemble, and plays professionally with orchestras throughout the Midlands and the North West including the English Symphony and Northern Concordia orchestras.
Chris Symons is a well-known musician in the Shropshire area, – as sometime conductor of Oswestry School Choir, Oswestry Choral Society and Cantiones, as organist, pianist and as the Director of the Oswestry School Recital Series featuring internationally renowned musicians, including Tasmin Little, Lawrence Jackson, John Lill, Martin Roscoe, Guy Johnston, James Gilchrist, Stephen Varcoe, Carlo Curley, the Skampa and Allegri String Quartets and the European Union Chamber Orchestra. In Shrewsbury he worked with the Phoenix Singers, under Richard White. This summer he performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto (K488 No 23 in A major) with Manchester Camerata and gave the Veronica Donkin Annual Memorial Organ Recital at St Oswald’s Church in Oswestry
Friday 14th October at 7.30 p.m
An Operatic Evening
hosted by Marie Miller
Angela Contestabile, Sue Rawlings, Yvonne Gulley,
Bill Atkins, Gareth Jones,
Glenn Fildes, Mike Rawlings
Accompanist - Diana Platts
An evening to include music by
Mozart, Schubert, Massenet, Lehar, Puccini, Offenbach, Gilbert and Sullivan, Delibes. Faure and Johann Strauss
To reserve tickets either
Tel: 01597 823 680 Mobile: 07780 137 330
Thursday 27th October at 2.00 p.m.
Richard Silk - Harpsichord
1685 - a Good Year!
A lecture-recital of music by the three composers born that year
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Fantasia in C minor BWV 919
Prelude and Fugue in Eb major (Book 1, The Well-tempered Clavier)
George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)
Grand Suite No 8 in F minor
Prelude – Allegro – Allemande – Courante – Gigue
Domenico Scarlatti (1685 – 1757)
Sonata in Bb major K 57
A lecture-recital on the style and performance of music of the
Three greatest keyboard composers in the Baroque era.
Thursday 24th November at 2.00 p.m.
Julia Hartmann – piano
Bach/Busoni - Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ
Bach/Naoumoff -Passacaglia in C Minor BWV 582
Kreisler/Rachmaninov - Liebesleid
Granados - Quejas o la Maja y el Ruisenor and Allegro de Concierto
Julia has performed in more than twenty countries, most recently in Austria and the Czech Republic. Her London recital venues, both in a piano duo and as a soloist, include St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Steinway Hall and the Crush Room of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Further UK venues have included Snape Maltings, the Djanogly Recital Hall, Nottingham, the Usher Gallery, Lincoln, Croxteth Hall, Liverpool and the Colour House Theatre, Wimbledon
Concerto performances have included Messiaen’s ‘Couleurs de la Cité Céleste’ with the Twentieth Century Ensemble of the Royal College of Music, conducted by Edwin Roxburgh, and concertos by Liszt and Beethoven with the Nottingham Philharmonia and the Nottingham Chamber Orchestra. She has also featured extensively on British radio.
Julia Hartmann became a Steinway Artist in April 2011.
Thursday 15th December at 2.00 p.m.
Music at Christmas
with Maki and Haru Sekiya
piano and violin
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber -
Passacaglia from the Rosary Sonatas,
Vivaldi and Shostakovich excerpts
CHRISTMAS TUNE arrangements
Sherry and Mince pies
Admission £6.00 on the door
Friends of Gateway Arts £5.00, Students £3.00
Carers with disabled and children free
Hailed as “the piano prodigy of tremendous inner rhythm and vitality” by Evening Standard at the age of eleven, Maki has since been captivating audiences around the world. Born in Tokyo, Maki studied at the Purcell school as a scholar, later at the Moscow Conservatoire, where she gained a diploma with distinction. During years of her study, she studied with Benjamin Kaplan, Vera Gornostaeva and Mikhail Olenev. She has appeared as a soloist at St. John Smith’s Square, the Southbank, the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire, and is a regular soloist with orchestras and festivals and her performances have been broadcast on Japanese and Russian television and radio.
On her return from Russia, Maki was spotted by the founder of Orchestra of St. John’s, John Lubbock, playing in the abbey, (in Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire), and was invited to give a solo recital as a part of OSJ Festival in September 2013, and has been part of the festival every year since. Maki's highlights among concerts of the last season include performing with OSJ in St John’s Smith Square, and a Schumann piano concerto with Oxford Chamber Orchestra. This season she has returned to give her second recital in September at SJE Arts in Oxford, has appeared for the first time with solo performance at opening of Oxford Lieder Festival in Holywell Music Room, and looks forward to returning to perform a recital at concert series at Jaqueline du Pres Centre on 12th May 2017 with Russian Avangarde music.
Maki lives with her family in Oxford, and teaches at the Christ Church Cathedral School, where her son is a pupil.
See www.makisekiya.com for more information.
JAZZ at the GATEWAY
Wednesday 18th January at 7.30 p.m.
LAUNCH TOUR for MY IRIS
Trish Clowes - Saxophones
Chris Montague - Guitar
Ross Stanley - Hammond Organ, Piano
James Maddren - Drums
My Iris is a new project from BASCA award winning composer and saxophonist Trish Clowes. Following collaborations with string quartets and the BBC Concert Orchestra, Clowes now shifts perspective to explore the possibilities of a small ensemble. My Iris features startling melodies, earthy grooves and gnarly lines, creating a sound world both intimate and thrilling. The group also investigate dynamics, textures, exciting interaction and sometimes fiery improvisation. My Iris represents a new chapter in Clowes' career.
'Trish Clowes is a fiercely talented saxophonist' - Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph
'She is his (Wayne Shorter's) inheritor a continent and an ocean away, and a young woman brimming with the surprise and ever-inventive singularity of her magic.' Chris Searle, The Morning Star
“Her themes and harmonies are angular and quirky, and she shares Thelonius Monk’s talent for building an overall sense of inevitability out of surprising details. As an improviser she achieves a similar melding of the unexpected and the inexorable” Barry Witherden, BBC Music Magazine
My Iris promo videos
Part 1 https://youtu.be/vwNDjeFSA98
Part 2 https://youtu.be/Xe7jZUCGVPY