August 2018 Music Festival




“Around the World in Ten Days:

from East to West, from North to South”


all concerts 1.00 pm start;

free admission, donation invited


Monday 6th August  

Concert  1:  China & Russia

Constance Chow  piano

Autumn Moon Over the Calm Lake (1930s era)  Lu Wen Cheng (1898-1981)

                                                                               arr. Chen Pei Xun (1921-2007)

Liuyang River (1930/1970s era)                             Wang Jianzhong (1933-2016)

Spring Dance (1980)                                              Sun Yi Qiang (b. 1945)

Eight Memories in Watercolour  (1978, published 2003)    Tan Dun (b. 1957)

   1 - Missing Moon, 2 - Staccato Beans, 3 - Herdboy’s Song,

   4 - Blue Nun, 5 - Red Wilderness, 6 - Ancient Burial,

   7 - Floating Clouds, 8 - Sunrain

 Etude sur un thème chinois, Op.25 No.3 (1893)      Anton Arensky (1861-1906)


Tuesday 7th August  

Concert  2:  Germany


Elsie Woollard  oboe,  Mark Gibbs  viola,  Christopher Atkinson  piano

Bach:  Arioso, from Cantata BWV 156

Schumann:  Märchenbilder, Op.113

August Klughardt:  Schilflieder ('Reed Songs' - 5 Fantasy Pieces) Op. 28 (1872)


Wednesday 8th August  

Concert  3:   Bohemia & Moravia

Tessa Uys  piano

Janáček:   Sonata 1.X.1905; 

Dvořák:  Na Svaté Hoře (from Poetic Moods, Op.85 No.13)

Janáček:   On an Overgrown Path

   i. Our evenings, ii. A blown-away leaf,  iii. The virgin of Frydek,

   iv. They chattered like swallows,  v. Words fail me, 

   vi. Good night!,  vii. So unutterably anxious, viii. In Tears, 

   ix. The little owl continues screeching


Thursday 9th August  

Concert  4:  France


Roma Tic  violin,  Joanna Gutowska  cello,  Anna Szalucka  piano

Ravel:  Piano Trio in A minor

Lili Boulanger:  D'un soir triste

                D'un matin de printemps


Friday 10th August  

Concert  5:  Australia


Alice Girle  soprano, Chavdar Mazgalov  piano,
Madeleine Randall  oboe, Heather Ryall  clarinet,
Rebecca Allen  bassoon, Renée Kennedy  horn
and members of the Guildhall Horn Ensemble

‘Songs for the Shadowland’: a collection of works by Australian composers for soprano, piano, wind quartet and horn ensemble, featuring artists from the Guildhall School of Music and including an Emma Gregan world premiere


Monday 13th August  

Concert  6:  Great Britain


Chris Hooker  clarinet

Dimitri Kennaway  piano

Valerie Fry  poet & reader

‘Keep the Homes Fires Burning’ (World War One centenary commemoration): 

a recital of clarinet and poetry including melodies by Jack Judge, Ivor Novello

and Jerome Kern, and elegies about Tommy & The Trenches, Fritz & The Front, Love & Loss


Tuesday 14th August  

Concert  7:   Brazil & Argentina

Beto Caletti & Mishka Adams   guitar, percussion & vocals

Chacho Echenique:  Doña Ubenza
Beto Caletti/Mishka Adams:  The Great Unknown
Pedro Carneiro Silva/Mishka Adams:  Puso Mo
Heitor Villa-Lobos/Dora Vasconselos:  Melodia Sentimental
Beto Caletti:  En el Umbral del Cielo
Antonio Carlos Jobim:  Chega de Saudade
Edu Lobo/Chico Buarque:  Beatriz
Caletti/Adams:  Siete Hermanas 
Caletti/Adams:  Luca's Lullaby 
Beto Caletti:  La Cuerda
Aldemaro Romero:  De Repente


Wednesday 15th August  

Concert  8:   North America


Jocasta Roper, Angela Peachey, Jane Briers, Sarah Grange  sopranos
Hara Kostogianni  piano

Jane Briers            I'm in the Mood for Love       Dorothy Fields /Jimmy McHugh
Angela Peachey    I Dream Of Jeannie                    Stephen Foster   

Ensemble              Down to the River and Pray       Traditional Arr Sandra Scott

Jocasta Roper       Little Horses                               Aaron Copland

                              Long Time Ago                           Aaron Copland

Sarah Grange       How Can I Keep From Singing? Trad arr. Richard Walters

Angela Peachey   The World's Highway                  Charles Ives

                              Lonely House                             Langston Hughes/Kurt Weill

Sarah Grange       My Ship                                       Ira Gershwin/ Kurt Weill

Jocasta Roper       Little Elegy                                 Ned Rorem
                              Sure on this shining night          James Agee/Samuel Barber

Ensemble              Amazing Grace            James Newton/Trad arr Sandra Scott

Jane Briers            I Got Rhythm                             Ira and George Gershwin.
                              Someone to Watch Over Me     Ira and George Gershwin

Angela Peachey    Neverland from ’Peter Pan’       Leonard Bernstein

Angela Peachey     Happy Days are Here Again/   Jack Yellen & Milton Ager/

& Jane Briers         Get Happy                                Harold Arlen/Ted Koehler

               arr. Phillip Kern


Thursday 16th August  

Concert  9:  Scandinavia


Joyce Fraser  violin,  Felix Buser  celloSimon Marlow  piano

Niels Gade:   Noveletten, Op. 29

Grieg:  Andante con moto (1878)

Sibelius:  Lovisa Trio

   i.   Allegro

   ii.  Andante

   iii. Allegro con brio


Friday 17th August  

Concert  10:   Africa


Dele Olutade  violin & leader

Vincent Haastrup, Daniel Agbozie, Olawale Olayinka  violins

Segun Adetunji, Ibukun Oladipupo  violas

Jude Olabanji  cello

Olalekan Adebayo  double bass

Dare Omotayo   flute

Ifeanyi Osuagwu   horn

Tunde Jegede  kora

Classical and folk music from South Africa, Guinea and Nigeria

i.   South Africa

        Trad, arr. Michael Fan:  Under African Skies

ii.  Guinea

        Tunde Jegede:  Let the Elements Sing and Dance

iii. Nigeria

        E. Ogholi:  Ririovara

        V. Olaiya:  Joromi

        Bobby Benson:  Taxi Driver

        Fred Onovwerosuoke:  Barka (Gratitude)


A wine reception will follow the closing concert