Welcome to our 2016-2017 season
The superb new concert hall at Kings Place – the first in London for 25 years – has opened an exciting new chapter for the London Chamber Music Society, which can trace its origins to Victorian music making in London in the 1870s, and the regular Sunday Concerts that developed at South Place and then the Conway Hall from 1929.
The inheritance of the Sunday Concerts is special, and our Concert Series aims to continue that rich legacy – which has long been part of the musical life-blood of the capital – by bringing the very best classical chamber music to London audiences at affordable prices.
The list of famous artists and ensembles appearing through the years reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of music history, and includes Henry Wood, Frank Bridge, Albert Sammons, Samuel Coleridge Taylor, Goosens, Ysaye, Percy Grainger, Primrose, Harriet Cohen, Myra Hess, John Ireland and many more.
Britain’s most celebrated string quartets have regularly appeared in the Series, from the Brosa and Amadeus to the Allegri, Lindsay and Chilingirian Quartets. Our first season in our new home has been a great success, with 36 wonderf ul concerts, many of them to full houses. To mark this important new beginning for the LCMS, we continue our theme of celebrating some of the best British chamber music for strings and also in commissioning new chamber works.
London Chamber Music at Kings Place
Welcome to another season of London Chamber Music Society concerts at Kings Place. We present another highly varied set of weekly Sunday concerts featuring the very best in chamber music, and the finest artists from home and abroad. October and November events include three fabulous string quartets: the Sacconi, the Allegri (in their 60th anniversary concert) and the Brodsky in a celebration of the music of the Polish twentieth-century master, Andrzej Panufnik. There are also three piano trios: the ‘period performance’ Trio Goya – with violist James Boyd – who present a selection of Viennese classics; the wonderful Rosamunde Trio, beginning an intriguing series of concerts exploring the relationship between Mozart, classicism and French music; and the famous Gould Trio, whose diverse programme includes the important London premiere of a new work by James Macmillan. Our other autumn concerts include two distinguished duos: the Russian violin and piano duo Yuri Zhislin and Sergei Podobedov in October with a programme of pieces ranging from Bach to a new work by David Braid; and the famous cello and piano duo Raphael Wallfisch and John York in November, whose programme features two mighty sonatas – by Rachmaninov, and Beethoven (his ‘Kreutzer’ sonata). November 16 sees the last of the LCMS’s contributions to the prestigious 50 Top Chamber Classics Unwrapped series in conjunction with the BBC Music Magazine: one of Mozart’s most sublime masterpieces – the Divertimento for String Trio – and Brahms’s epic C minor Piano Quartet, performed by members of the famous Chilingirian Quartet with pianist Alasdair Beatson. We look forward to seeing you at our concerts, and to our further Sunday concerts all throughout the 2014–15 season.
Dr Peter Fribbins, Artistic Director
Our next concert is on:
Sunday, 30th April 2017
6.30pm - Allegri Quartet
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