Wendover Music 2021
‘The experience of creating music in the moment.’ That phrase jumped out at me in a recent online blog from the pianist Steven Osborne. Music in the moment – creating and listening to it live – is a precious shared experience for both the performer and the audience. This year, for some, the moments might be virtual as we have a new streaming service to go alongside actual seats in the Church. But we do now hope to experience real seats and a real audience to go with the real music in the moment.
Boris permitting, this is the new line up with June and July concerts and an October Mini-festival. Three of these are rescheduled from 2020.
The London Handel Players will offer us two of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos on 5 June, along with sonatas and concertos by Handel, Telemann and Vivaldi. This is music that they love and have honed over many years to great acclaim – a real feast of Baroque delights!
On 10 July, two stellar young artists and a unique partnership. Ema Nikolovska (mezzo-soprano) and Samuele Telari (accordion) are both prizewinners of the prestigious Young Concert Artists Trust. They began performing together last year and their wide ranging programme includes solo and duo pieces from Bach to Rachmaninov - and a selection of cabaret songs.
FRIDAY 22 October
Timothy Ridout is only in his mid-20s, but already has a rapidly expanding international solo career. Critics praise his ‘24-carat dark-gold tone’ on the viola and he will be partnered by the ‘mercurially brilliant’ pianist Tom Poster in a programme that includes two Brahms Sonatas.
Saturday 23 October
Steven Osborne brings such musical insight to everything he plays - in a recital of works by Debussy and Rachmaninov. He was leading our 2020 season but no9t he brings our 2021 season to a climax.
Do join us to celebrate the return of live music!