St Barnabas Schubert Festival Weekend : January 2013

This major weekend festival devoted to Schubert comprised about 12 hours of his most famous music, including many chamber music masterpieces (the Octet, both the ‘Trout’ and the String Quintets, the ‘Death and the the Maiden’ string quartet, and both piano trios etc) as well as favourite duets, lieder and solo piano music.     Each work was played by a different ensemble or musician, and we hd a distinguished team of about 55 musicians participating in the festival.    There were 5 long concerts, with 3 evening sessions from 7 to 10 pm on  Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and 2 afternoon sessions on Saturday and Sunday from 2 pm to 6 pm.   

Friday January 25th : Evening session : 7.00 – 10.00pm

7.00 pm ‘Shepherd on the Rock’ D 965 Alison Rayner (soprano) Mark Lacey (clarinet) Paul Guinery (piano)
7.20 pm ‘Auf dem strom’ D 943 Anando Mukerjee (tenor) Tobias Breyer (horn) Paul Guinery (piano)
7.30 pm interval  
7.45 pm Impromptu in B flat D 935 no 3 Charles Economou (piano)
8.00 pm Variations on ‘Trockne Blumen’ for flute and piano D 802 Alena Lugovkina (flute) Pavel Timofejevsky (piano)
8.25 pm interval  
8.40 pm Octet in F major D 803 The Alexandra Ensemble 

Saturday January 26th : Afternoon session : 2.00 – 6.00 pm

2.00 pm Four impromptus D 899 Viv McLean (piano)
2.35 pm Sonata in A minor ‘Arpeggione’ D 821 Leander Kippenberg (cello) Dinis Sousa (piano)
3.05 pm interval  
3.20 pm Piano sonata in A major D664 Simon Watterton (piano)
3.40 pm Selection of favourite lieder Jeanette Ager (mezzo) Viv McLean (piano)
4.20 pm tea  
4.50 pm Fantasia in F minor D 940 Dina Duisen & Gamal Khamis (piano duo)
5.15 pm Quartet in D minor D 810 ‘Death and the Maiden’ The Hieronymus Quartet
6.00 pm supper  


Saturday January 26th : Evening session : 7.00 – 10.00 pm


7.00 pm Piano Trio in E flat D 929 The Grier Trio
7.50 pm interval  
8.05 pm
Piano Sonata in B flat D 960
Daniel Browell (piano)
8.50 pm
9.10 pm Piano Quintet in A major D 667 ‘Trout’ Fenella Humphreys (violin) Nicholas Bootiman (viola) Rebecca Knight (cello) Ben Russell (double bass) Annabelle Lawson (piano)

Sunday January 27th : Afternoon session : 2.00 – 6.00 pm

2.00 pm Fantasie in C D 760 ‘Wanderer’ Hugh Mather (piano)
2.35 pm Grand Duo in A major D 574  Chieri Tomii (violin) Tadashi Imai (piano)
2.50 pm interval  
3.05 pm Piano Sonata in A D 959 Konstantin Lapshin (piano)
3.40 pm Selection of favourite lieder Samuel Queen (baritone) Manon Ablett (piano)
4.20 pm tea  
4.50 pm Grand Rondo in A major D 951 / Variations in A flat D 813 The Amadeus Piano Duo
5.25 pm Violin Sonatinas in D and G minor D 384 & 408 Fenella Humphreys (violin) Nicola Eimer (piano)
6.00 pm supper  


Sunday January 27th : Evening session : 7.00 – 10.00 pm


7.00 pm Piano Trio in B flat D 929 The Lakeside Trio
7.50 pm interval  
8.05 pm
Piano Sonata in C minor D 958
Mishka Rushdie Momen (piano)
8.50 pm
9.10 pm String Quintet in C D 956 Richard Milone & Julia Burkert (violins) Margrit Hasler (viola)
Anthony Lewis & Jonathan Tunnell (cellos)

Enquiries : to Hugh Mather or (020) 8997 7691


Location : St Barnabas church is on the corner of Pitshanger Lane and Denison Road, in North Ealing. Its postcode is W5 1QG. Parking is always available on neighbouring streets, and there are no meters or residential parking schemes. The nearest tube stations are Ealing Broadway (on the Central and District Lines) and Hanger Lane (on the Central Line). From Ealing Broadway, use the E2 or E9 bus services. Taxis are also available outside Ealing Broadway tube station. The church is a 15 minute walk along Brunswick Road from Hanger Lane tube.