Nash Ensemble diary for the year ahead
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Diary - January to March 2017:

2017

January 21, Wigmore Hall - 'Vienna and its Empire'  
 
7.30pm: with Lucy Crowe (soprano), Ian Brown (piano), Martyn Brabbins (conductor)  
 
Haydn: String Quartet in C major Op.76 No.3 'Emperor'
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.14 in E flat major, K449
Mahler: Symphony No.4 in G major arranged by Erwin Stein


February 5, Wigmore Hall Coffee Concert  
 
Instrumentation: piano, flute, string quintet  
 
11.30am:
Dvorak: Sonatina in G major Op.100 aranged for flute and piano
Smetana: Piano Trio in G minor, Op.15
Dvorak: String Quintet in E flat major, Op.97


February 11, Wigmore Hall - 'Vienna and its Empire'  
 
6.00pm:
with Victoria Simmonds (mezzo-soprano), Lucy Crowe (soprano)  
 
Introductory talk followed by
Berg: Four Pieces for clarinet and piano
Webern: Piano Quintet in C major (1907)
Schoenberg: Die eiserne Brigade (1916)
Schoenberg: Ein Stelldichein (1905)
Schoenberg: Brettl-Lieder (1901)
Schoenberg: Nachtwandler (1901)  
 
7.30pm:
with Claire Booth (soprano), Ian Brown (piano), Richard Hosford (clarinet), Lawrence Power (viola)  
 
Berg arr. de Leeuw: Seven Early Songs
Mozart: Trio in E flat major K 498 'Kegelstatt'
Schubert: The Shepherd on the Rock
Schubert: Octet in F major, D803


March 2: BBC Radio 3 lunchtime at LSO St Lukes  
 
Instrumentation: piano, 2 violins, 2 violas, cello & double bass  
 
Vaughan Williams: St Denio: Scherzo from the Welsh Hymn Tunes for string quartet
Bruch: String Quintet in E flat
Vaughan Williams: Quintet for piano, string trio & double bass


March 9: BBC Radio 3 lunchtime at LSO St Lukes  
 
Instrumentation: piano, 2 violins, 2 violas, cello & double bass  
 
Vaughan Williams: Phantasy String Quintet
Bruch: Selection from 8 Pieces for clarinet, viola & piano
Vaughan Williams: Quintet for piano, clarinet, horn, violin & cello


March 16: BBC Radio 3 lunchtime at LSO St Lukes  
 
Instrumentation: piano, 2 violins, 2 violas, cello & double bass  
 
Bruch: Piano Quintet in G minor
Vaughan Williams: String Quartet No.2 in A minor


March 21, Wigmore Hall - 'Nash Inventions'  
 
6.00pm:
Pre-concert talk: Writer and broadcaster Tom Service in conversation with the composers ahead of the evening concert  
 
7.30pm:
With: Roderick Williams (baritone), Adrian Brendel (cello), Martyn Brabbins (conductor)  
 
Huw Watkins: String Trio (2014)
Colin Matthews: Fuga for ensemble (1988)
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: A Sea of Cold Flame for baritone, cello and ensemble (London premiere)
Colin Matthews: It Rains - new work for baritone and ensemble (world premiere)
Simon Holt: Bagatelarañas for wind quintet (world premiere, Nash commission)
Julian Anderson: Van Gogh Blue for ensemble (2015)  
 
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March 30: BBC Radio 3 lunchtime at LSO St Lukes  
 
With: John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
Instrumentation: piano, 2 violins, 2 violas, cello & double bass
 
 
Bruch: Songs from Lieder und Gesange
Bruch: String Quintet in A minor
Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge