City Music Foundation
Return to The Wallace Collection for Fourth Year
Monday 22nd – Friday 26th July 2019
This July, City Music Foundation returns to The Wallace Collection for its Fourth Annual Summer Residency. Featuring six CMF Artists in eight events, 2019 sees the week-long residency expanded beyond the popular free lunchtime recitals to include a children’s concert, a performance for dementia sufferers, and an evening concert centred around Schubert’s ‘Trout Quintet’ with guest performer, the celebrated pianist, Sholto Kynoch.
The culmination of a rich season of events (just one part of the CMF career development programme), the residency will see CMF once again showcasing some of the most talented young professional musicians currently working in the UK, whilst also facilitating learning and engagement for their audiences and artists alike – all in one of London’s most exquisite venues.
Lunchtime Recitals (free)
The daily lunchtime recitals feature five of CMF’s newest artists: Ariana Kashefi (cello), Tom Millar (jazz piano), Toby Hughes (double bass), Helen Charlston (mezzo-soprano), and A4 Brass Quartet. Their programmes include music by Brahms, Debussy, Alma Mahler, Alban Berg, and Jonathan Bates, a member of A4 Brass Quartet, who also offer a world premiere (the winning entry from their latest composition competition). See below for a full schedule and programmes.
Children’s Concert with A4 Brass Quartet (free)
A4 Brass Quartet will also present an interactive concert for children and their families (Friday 26th July,10.30am) during which the audience will have the chance to sing and play along in music ranging from film favourites to Rossini and Tchaikovsky.
‘Discover the Wallace’ with Tom Millar (free)
On Wednesday 24th July (pm), jazz pianist Tom Millar presents an intimate ‘Discover the Wallace’ concert. ‘Discover the Wallace’ is the Collection’s programme for people living with the early stages of dementia and their friends and families. Taking the audience on a trip down memory lane, Tom’s programme will include hits of yesteryear, with songs such as ‘Tea for Two’, ‘Mack the Knife’, and ‘I’ll Be Seeing You’. The performance starts at 3pm, with tea and an opportunity to gently explore the Collection with specialist educators starting from 2pm.
Schubert’s Trout (ticketed)
The residency concludes with CMF’s first evening concert at the Collection, an evening of chamber music and song centred around the bubbling ‘Trout Quintet’. Joining to present Schubert’s ever-popular quintet, the Eblana String Trio (2017 CMF Artist) and double bassist Toby Hughes (2018 CMF Artist) collaborate with guest performer, the celebrated pianist, Sholto Kynoch. The first half of the concert sees Kynoch join with mezzo-soprano Helen Charlston (2018 CMF Artist) to present a selection of fish-inspired songs, including Schubert’s Die Forelle [The Trout]. Adding dolphins, crayfish, and a few singing fishermen to this lyrical aquarium, Charlston’s programme also includes songs by Mahler, Poulenc & Faure. Tickets start at £25 and are able from the Wallace Collection’s website (click here):
Monday 22nd July 1pm
Ariana Kashefi (cello) with Maksim Štšura (piano)
Debussy – Sonata for cello and piano
Fauré – Après un rêve
Brahms – Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99
Tuesday 23rd July 1pm
Tom Millar (jazz piano)
Programme to be announced on the day
Wednesday 24th July 1pm
Toby Hughes (double bass) with Daniel King Smith (piano)
Descenclos – Aria from Aria and Rondo
Liebermann – Sonata for contrabass and piano
Bottesini – Elegy
Brahms – Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38
Wednesday 24th July 2pm (music from 3pm)
‘Discover the Wallace’ with Tom Millar (jazz piano)
Thursday 25th July 1pm
Helen Charlston (mezzo-soprano) with Adam Cigman-Mark (piano)
A selection of songs exploring the theme of paradise by Alma Mahler, Clara Schumann & Alban Berg
Friday 26th July 10.30am
Children’s Concert with A4 Brass Quartet
Friday 26th July 1pm
A4 Brass Quartet
A selection of music written and arranged for brass quartet by Jonathan Bates, J.S. Bach, Bartók, and Percy Grainger, as well as the world premiere of The Code by Andy Wareham (winner of A4 Brass Quartet’s 2019 Composition Competition)
Friday 26th July 7pm
Tickets £30 (£25 concession): for tickets click here.
A selection of songs by Schubert, Poulenc & Mahler
Schubert – Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 ‘Trout’
Helen Charlston, mezzo-soprano
Sholto Kynoch, piano
Jonathan Martindale, violin*
Lucy Nolan, viola*
Peggy Nolan, cello*
Toby Hughes, double bass
* members of Eblana String Trio