Nash Ensemble diary for the year ahead
"Quality shows every time... it is the Chelsea or Manchester United of British ensembles... all amazing soloists in their own right."   The Scotsman

Diary - May 2018 to April 2019:


2018

May 16: Chipping Campden Festival  
 
Instrumentation: piano, string quartet & double bass  
 
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A, D667 'Trout'


June 26: Middle Temple  
 
Instrumentation: piano & string trio  
 
Dvorak: Piano Quartet in E flat, Op.87
Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor, Op.25


June 28: Institute Francaise  
 
Instrumentation: piano, violin & cello  
 
Debussy: Cello Sonata
Saint-Saens: Piano Trio No.1 in F
Ravel: Piano Trio


July 15: Jordans Music Club  
 
Instrumentation: flute & string trio  
 
Mozart: Flute Quartet in C, K285b
Debussy: Syrinx
Dohnanyi: Serenade in C, Op.10 for string trio
Mozart: Flute Quartet in D, K285
Eugene Bozza: Image for solo flute
Beethoven: String Trio in C minor, Op.9 No.3


September 1: St Mary's Church, Woolpit, Suffolk (part of Music in English Country Churches)  
 
Instrumentation: clarinet & string quartet  
 
Schubert: String Trio in B flet, D471
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A, K581
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115


September 7-9: Recordings of music by John Pickard for BIS  
 
with: Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano), Martyn Brabbins (conductor)  
 
Serenata Concertata
Ghost Train
Daughters of Zion
Three Chicken Studies
The Gardener of Aleppo
Snowbound
The Phagotus of Afranio


October 12: BBC lunchtime concert at LSO St Lukes  
 
John Ireland: Piano Trio No.2 in E minor
Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor, Op.84


October 13: concert at the Purcell Room to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Muriel Spark  
 
6.00pm: pre-concert talk  
 
7.30pm
with: Victoria Simmonds (mezzo-soprano)  
 
Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor, K478
David Matthews: New Work (text by Muriel Spark) for voice, piano and string quartet
Brahms: Two Songs Op.91 for voicem viola & piano
Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A, Op.81


October 20, Wigmore Hall - 'German Romantics  
 
6.00pm:
Pre-concert talk given by Dr Katy Hamilton  
 
7.30pm:
Max Bruch: String Octet in B flat (1920)
Mendelssohn: String Quintet No.2 in B flat, Op.87
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115


October 26: BBC lunchtime concert at LSO St Lukes  
 
With: James Gilchrist (tenor)  
 
Delius: Air & Dance for flute & piano
Elgar: Sospiri for violin & piano
Vaughan Williams: Romance: Andantino for viola & piano
Arthur Bliss: Conversations
Ivor Gurney: Ludlow & Teme


November 9: BBC lunchtime concert at LSO St Lukes  
 
With: Lucy Crowe (soprano)  
 
Arnold Bax: Elegiac Trio
George Butterworth: Love Blows as the Wind Blows
Patrick Hadley: Scene from the Woodlanders
Rebecca Clarke: Piano Trio


November 10: Bath Mozartfest  
 
Mozart: String Quintet in D, K593
Weber: Clarinet Quintet in B flat, Op.34
Beethoven: Septet in E flat, Op.20


November 13: Bath Mozartfest  
 
Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F, K370
Britten: movements from Metamorphoses for solo oboe
Mozart: Divertimento in E flat, K563 for string trio


November 24, Wigmore Hall - 'German Romantics'  
 
5.30pm:
Brahms: Five Waltzes Op.39 for 2 pianos Spohr: Fantasia in C minor, Op.35 for solo harp
Weber: Flute Trio in G minor, Op.63  
 
7.30pm:
With Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano), Ian Brown (piano), Alasdair Beatson (piano)  
 
Schumann: Andante & Variations in B flat, Op.46 for 2 pianos, 2 cellos & horn
Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder
Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor, Op.25


December 8, Wigmore Hall - 'German Romantics'  
 
5.30pm:
Mendelssohn: Konzertstucke in F minor Op.113
Reinecke: Ballade Op.288 for flute & piano
Clara Schumann & Fanny Mendelssohn: Songs with piano  
 
7.30pm:
With: Roderick Williams (baritone)  
 
Max Bruch: String Quintet in A minor
Brahms arr. D Matthews: Six Songs
Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte Op.98
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D minor, Op.49


2019

January 12, Wigmore Hall - 'German Romantics'  
 
5.30pm:
Clara Schumann: 3 Romances for violin & piano
Felix Mendelssohn: Variations Concertantes in D, Op.17 for cello & piano)
Fanny Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D, Op.11  
 
7.30pm:
Schumann: Fairy Tales Op.132 for clarinet, viola & piano
Brahms: String Quintet in G, Op.111
Mendelssohn: Song Without Words Op.109 for cello & piano
Brahms: Serenade in D, Op.11 for flute, 2 clarinets, bassoon, horn, string trio & double bass


February 16, Wigmore Hall - 'German Romantics'  
 
7.30pm:
with Lucy Crowe (soprano), Jamie Phillips (conductor)  
 
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Beethoven: String Quintet in C, Op.29
Richard Strauss: Prelude to Capriccio for string sextet
Richard Strauss arr. James Ledger: Four Last Songs


March 1-3: Castle Hotel, Taunton  
 
1 March evening:
Haydn: Piano Trio in G, HXV25 'Gipsy Rondo'
Mozart: Piano Concerto in E flat, K449 for piano & strings
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat, Op.44  
 
2 March morning:
Dvorak: Piano Quartet in E flat, Op.87
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34  
 
2 March evening:
Haydn: String Quartet in B flat, Op.76 No.4 'Sunrise'
Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A, Op.81  
 
3 March morning:
Frank Bridge: Phantasy Piano Quartet in F sharp minor
Britten: 3 Divertimenti for string quartet
Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor, Op.84


March 10, Wigmore Hall Coffee Concert - 'German Romantics'  
 
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in C minor, Op.66


March 19, Wigmore Hall - 'German Romantics'  
 
5.30pm:
Introduced by Gillian Moore followed by composers and instrumentalists from the Royal Academy of Music, Side by Side with members of the Nash  
 
Elliott Carter: Inner Song for solo oboe
Harrison Birtwistle: Duet No.4 for flute & violin
RAM Student: new work
Oliver Knussen: Reflection for violin & piano
RAM Student: new work
Carter: Steep Steps for solo bass clarinet
Birtwistle: An Interrupted Endless Melody for oboe & piano
RAM Student: new work  
 
7.30pm:
With: Maximillian Schmitt (tenor)  
 
Beethoven: Piano Trio in D, Op.70 No.1 'Ghost'
Mendlelssohn are. Reimann: Songs for voice & string quartet
Schumann arr. Reimann: Six Songs Op.107
Mendelssohn: String Octet in E flat, Op.20

March 31 - April 2: Recordings of works by Julian Anderson for NMC  
 
Works include Poetry Nearing Silence; Van Gogh Blue; Prayer for solo viola; The Colour of Pomegranates; The Bearded Lady; Ring Dance


April 12, Wigmore Hall - 'Nash Inventions'  
 
6.00pm: pre-concert talk  
 
7.30pm:
with Claire Booth (soprano), Simone Hueber (reciter), Oliver Knussen (conductor tbc)  
 
Birtistle: Fantasia upon all the Notes
Carter: Mosaic
Birtwistle: Oockooing Bird (WP) for piano, flute, string trio & double bass
Birtwistle: Three Songs from the Holy Forest: The Borrower; dear dusty moth; Literalist
Birtwistle: Duo for viola & cello (WP)
Knussen: Study for Metamorphosen for solo bassoon (UKP)
Birtwistle: The Woman and the Hare


April 18: Reading Concert Hall  
 
Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in B flat, Op.11
Debussy: Cello Sonata
Finzi: Five Bagatelles for clarinet & piano
Brahms: Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op.114