Music at the Museum

2023 PROGRAMME

48th Season

All concerts take place at the Victorian Hall, Dorset Museum, 66 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XA


Wednesday 22nd February 7.30pm

SOLEM QUARTET

Programme

  • C SCHUMANN 3 Romances
  • BARTOK String Quartet No 2
  • MENDELSSOHN String Quartet No 5

“…immaculate precision and spirit” (The Strad)

https://www.solemquartet.co.uk/

Programme Notes for Solem Quartet by Richard Hall

Two richly inventive quartets by composers in their young manhood together with a work which is helping to draw its composer out from the shadowy position of being ‘merely’ Robert Schumann’s wife.

Wednesday 22nd March 7.30pm

CORDIERA PIANO TRIO

Programme

  • CPE BACH Piano Trio No 6 in D major Wq 89
  • BEETHOVEN Piano Trio Op 1 No 1 in Eb major
  • BRAHMS Piano Trio No 2 in C major Op 87 
  • JENNIFER HIGDON Piano Trio (i) Pale Yellow (ii) Firey Red

Programme Notes by Richard Hall

A varied programme ranging from J.S. Bach’s most revolutionary son to a vivid and exciting contemporary American work by way of two pillars of the standard chamber music repertoire. 


Mathilde Milwidsky

WEDNESDAY 26th APRIL 7.30p

MATHILDE MILWIDSKY (Violin)

http://www.mathildemilwidsky.com/

‘An exceptionally talented violinist’

Maxim Vengerov

ANNIE YIM (Piano)

http://annieyim.com/

“Pianist Annie Yim made the most beautiful sounds, radiantly coloured, thoughtfully articulated”

Annie Yim

– The Times

Programme

  • R. SCHUMANN Three Romances
  • RAVEL Sonata Posthume in A minor
  • YSAYE Solo Sonata
  • LILI BOULANGER Deux Morceaux
  • BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata in G major No 10 Op 96

 

A most interesting programme of two standard friends alongside a very early work by Ravel, two short pieces by a once forgotten, now increasingly admired figure, and one of the pinnacles of the solo violin repertoire.


WEDNESDAY 24th May 7.30pm

ANTONINA SUHANOVA (Piano)

https://antoninasuhanova.com/

Programme

  • MOZART Rondo in D K 485
  • BRAHMS Six Intermezzi Op 118
  • BRITTEN Three Character Pieces (1930)
  • PROKOFIEV Sonata No 6 in A major Op 82 

A return visit from a player who so impressed us two years ago. Antonina’s programme will contrast the resignation of Brahms’ Indian summer with the turmoil of the Second World War seen from the Soviet standpoint. 


WEDNESDAY 28th JUNE 2023 7.30pm

WESSEX ENSEMBLE

(Principal Players from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra):  

Mark Derudder (Violin)

Carol Paige (Violin)

Tom Beer (Viola)

Miguel Rodriguez (Viola)

Jesper Svedberg (Cello)

  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Phantasy Quintet 
  • MOZART: Quintet in C (K.515)
  • DVORAK: Quintet in Eb Opus 97

A masterpiece of the classical quintet repertoire alongside two less well-known but fine works, each demonstrating the enriching influence of folk music; Vaughan Williams writing at the height of his involvement with English folksong and Dvorak intrigued by the native Indian music he encountered in the USA. 


WEDNESDAY 26th JULY 2023. 7.30pm

IYAD SUGHAYER (Piano)

  • SCHUMANN – Faschingsschwank
  • KHACHATURIAN – Poem
  • SIBELIUS – Opus 24  Nos 1 – 5
  • MOZART – Sonata in G K.283
  • KHACHATURIAN– Masquerade Suite
“He captures the music’s essence with such a close sense of recreative identity that it feels on occasion as though he could be composing it as he goes along. An outstanding debut”

– Julian Haylock | BBC Music Magazine

https://iyadsughayer.com/


Single tickets

Adults £20. Young persons in full time education: £5. Tickets can be purchased online here FROM 1st JANUARY 2023

There will be a small service charge added to the cost of each purchase. The seating capacity of the Victorian Hall is only 120, therefore it is advisable to buy tickets in advance. However, any remaining tickets will be for sale on the door on the evening of each concert.

Membership

The full membership subscription for all six concerts in the 2023 Season is £90.00.

To apply for Membership please email Sue Bruce-Payne: contact@dorsetmuseummusicsociety.uk

Subject to numbers (the Museum seating capacity is 120) membership can also be obtained on the night of the first concert. We can accept cash, cheques, debit and credit cards. Applications and payment in advance would be very much appreciated and will avoid disappointment in the event that we are over-subscribed.