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 - September 2017 to June 2018:


2017

September 20, Wigmore Hall - 'Nash Inventions'  
 
6.00pm:
Pre-concert talk: Composers in conversation with Tom Service ahead of the evening concert  
 
7.30pm:
With: Martyn Brabbins (conductor), Simon Wallfisch (baritone **), Peter Tregear (baritone **)  
 
Stravinsky: Concertino for String Quartet
John Casken: Misted Land for clarinet & string quartet (WP *)
Alexander Goehr: The Waking (for two baritones) **
Alexander Goehr: after "The Waking" for clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin and double bass (WP)
Harrison Birtwistle: Piano Trio (and possibly new work for viola & cello)
Peter Maxwell Davies: String Quintet  
 
* Commissioned by the Nash Ensemble with the support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.  
 


September 23: BBC Concert at Milton Court, Barbican  
 
Instrumentation: flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, double bass, 3 harps & percussion  
 
With: Melinda Maxwell (oboe), BBC Singers, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)  
 
Edgard Varèse: Octandre
Guillaume de Machaut: Messe de Nostre Dame
Harrison Birtwistle: Pulse Sampler
William Byrd: Lamentations
Harrison Birtwistle: The Moth Requiem  
 
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September 24, Wigmore Hall Coffee Concert  
 
Instrumentation: piano, flute, oboe, cor anglais, clarinet, bassoon & horn  
 
11.30am:
Ravel: Suite from Le Tombeau de Couperin
Stravinsky: Three Pieces for clarinet
Stravinsky: Pastorale
Bizet: Jeux d'enfants arr. for piano & wind quintet
Debussy: Syrinx
Poulenc: Sextet for piano and wind quintet


September 24: Ipswich Music Society  
 
Instrumentation: clarinet, bassoon, horn, string quartet & double bass  
 
Beethoven: Septet in E flat, Op.20
Schubert: Octet D803


October 28, Wigmore Hall - 'The French Connection'  
 
6.00pm:
Pre-concert talk: Professor Jonathan Cross talks about Stravinsky and his connection with France and French composers  
 
7.30pm:
With: Patricia Routledge (reciter), Ian Brown and Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano duo)  
 
Debussy: Sonata for flute, viola & harp
Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petrushka (arr. for 2 pianos)
Ravel: Introduction and Allegro
Chabrier: Trois Valses Romantiques, Habanera and España (for 2 pianos)
Saint-Saëns: Tarantelle in A minor, Op.6 for flute, clarinet and piano
Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals


November 14: Bath Mozartfest  
 
Instrumentation: piano, 2 violins, 2 violas, cello & accordion  
 
Mozart: Piano Trio in C, K548
Mendelssohn: String Quintet in A, Op.18
J Strauss: Treasure Waltz for string quartet & accordion
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34


December 2: Bensheim, Germany  
 
Instrumentation: piano & string quartet  
 
Haydn: Piano Trio HXV 25 'Gipsy Rondo'
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat, Op.44
Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A, Op.81


December 9, Wigmore Hall - 'The French Connection'  
 
6.00pm:
Lily Boulanger: D'un soir triste, D'un matin de printemps (piano trio)
Debussy: Violin Sonata
Stravinsky: Suite Italienne for cello & piano  
 
7.30pm:
With: Roderick Williams (baritone)  
 
Debussy: Danse sacrée et Danse profane (harp, string quartet & double bass
Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petrushka (are. for 2 pianos)
Stravinsky: Three movements from The Firebird (piano duo)
Poulenc: Le bal masqué (voice, piano, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, violin & cello)
Ravel: Don Quichotte à Dulcinée (voice & piano)
Ravel: Piano Trio


December 13: Cheltenham Music Society  
 
Instrumentation: flute, viola & harp  
 
Ravel: Sonatine
Mozart: Duo in B flat, K424 for flute & viola
Bax: Elegiac Trio
Piazzolla: Pieces from Histoire du tango (flute & harp)
Debussy: Sonata for flute, viola & harp


2018

January 13, Wigmore Hall - 'The French Connection'  
 
7.30pm: with Stéphanie d'Oustrac (mezzo-soprano)  
 
Debussy arr. Benno Sachs: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Music for viola by Vierné, Debussy and Honnoré
Debussy arr. Matthews: Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé
Duparc arr. Matthews: L'invitation au voyage, Phidylé (voice & ensemble)
Ravel: Chansons Madécasses
Ravel: String Quartet


February 10, Wigmore Hall - 'The French Connection'  
 
6.00pm:
Duruflé: Prelude, recitative & variations (flute, viola & piano)
Debussy: Cello Sonata
Ravel: Duo for violin & cello  
 
7.30pm:
With: Sophie Bevan (soprano), Leslie Caron (reciter tbc), Martyn Brabbins (conductor)  
 
Ravel arr. Kanga: Sonatine (flute, viola & harp)
Stravinsky: Three Japanese Lyrics, Two Poems of Balmont
Debussy arr. Boulez: Chansons de Bilitis
Ravel: Trois poemes de Stéphane Mallarmé
Fauré: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op.15


March 10, Wigmore Hall - 'The French Connection'  
 
7.30pm: with Eleanor Bron (reciter), Martyn Brabbins (conductor)  
 
Ravel: Mother Goose Suite for piano duo
Milhaud: Caramel Mou
Poulenc: Babar the Elephant (reciter & piano)
Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale


March 17: Haslemere Music Club  
 
Instrumentation: piano, clarinet, violin & cello  
 
Debussy: Cello Sonata
Ravel: Piano Trio
Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time
 


March 20, Wigmore Hall - 'The French Connection'  
 
5.30pm:
Side by side concert with students from the Royal Academy of Music & pre-concert talk given by Gillian Moore
Stravinsky: Three Pieces for string quartet
Debussy: Premiere Rhapsody
Poulenc: Sonata for horn, trumpet & trombone
Milhaud: La Cheminée du roi René
Poulenc: Trio for oboe, bassoon & piano  
 
7.30pm:
With: Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano)  
 
Saint-Saëns: Caprice sur les airs Danois et Russes
Ravel: Cinq mélodies Greques, Chants populaires
Debussy: String Quartet
Delage: Quatre poèmes Hindus
Fauré: Piano Quartet in G minor, Op.45


April 23: Bern, Switzerland  
 
Instrumentation: piano & string quartet  
 
Haydn: Piano Trio HXV25 'Gipsy Rondo'
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat, Op.44
Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor, Op.84


April 27: Wiltshire Music Centre  
 
Instrumentation: piano & string trio  
 
Programme to include Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor


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


June 26: Middle Temple  
 
Instrumentation: piano & string trio  
 
Programme to include Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor, Op.25