Doors Open for Music at Southminster

Wednesday Noon Concert Series

DOORS OPEN FOR MUSIC AT SOUTHMINSTER

Artistic Director: Roland Graham

 

Elevate and refresh your spirit during these 45-minute mid-week presentations. Freewill offerings are gratefully accepted to support the series.

April 1 – ‘Duo Arietis Showcase’

Famous sonatas for cello and piano by César Franck and J. S. Bach.

Michel-Alexandre Broekaert, piano, Julie Hereish, cello

 

April 8: No Concert

 

April 15 – 'The Mark Ferguson Trio'  CONCERT PROGRAM

Original jazz music by Mark Ferguson and Roddy Ellias.

Roddy Ellias, guitar; Scott Latham, vibraphone; Mark Ferguson, piano & trombone

 

April 22 – 'Heart of the Romantics'  CONCERT PROGRAM

Transcendent piano music by Beethoven (Sonata Op. 109) & Schumann (Davidsbündlertänze)

Meagan Milatz, piano

 

April 29 – ‘Folk Art and Song’

Folk-influenced works by Bartok & Kodaly, and songs by Faure & Gershwin arranged for cello and piano.

Beth Silver, cello & Jenna Richards, piano

 

May 6 – ‘Beyond Lullabies: Portraits of Mothers in Song’

Works by Haydn, Copland, Gershwin & Christine Donkin (A Wash of Purple) celebrating motherhood in all its facets.

Joan Fearnley, soprano & Frédéric Lacroix, piano

 

May 13 – ‘Heaven and Earth’

Solo piano music by Ravel (Sonatine), Fauré (Barcarolle in G♭, Op. 42) & Beethoven (Sonata, Op. 111) exploring the celestial and terrestrial.

Simon Larivière, piano

 

May 20 – ‘La Castella’

Italian baroque music for recorder and harpsichord. Music by Bassano, Castello, Frescobaldi & Schmelzer.

Vincent Lauzer, recorder & Mark Edwards, harpsichord

 

May 27 – ‘Schumann to Piazzolla’  CONCERT PROGRAM

The warmth and virtuosity of the viola takes centre stage in a program of romantic gems.

Elvira Misbakhova, viola & Ashken Minasyan, piano

 

June 3 – ‘The Universal Language’  CONCERT PROGRAM

An international musical adventure including solo piano works by Schumann (Kinderszenen, Op. 15), Morawetz (Scherzo), and Chopin (Mazurkas, Op. 24 & Fantasie, Op. 49).

Luke Welch, piano

 

June 10 – ‘Robert Reynolds & Friends Classic Folk’  CONCERT PROGRAM

Back by popular demand, RR&F present a mix of originals and covers of great folk artists of the past.

Robert Reynolds, vocals & guitar; Carole Laprise, vocals; John Rossi, percussion; Xavier Sotelo, guitar

 

June 17 – ‘Famous Piano Concerti’

Edvard Grieg’s famous Concerto in A minor and Maurice Ravel’s magical Concerto in G.

Zacharie LeBlanc & Fiona Wu, piano soloists; Patrick Cashin, piano (orch. reduction)

 

June 24 – ‘Prophecy and Sacrament: Music for John the Baptist’

Sacred choral music by Howells, Wood, Stanford & Vaughan Williams. Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys; Matthew Larkin, conductor; Roland Graham, organ.

Photos: Jennifer Vawer & Roland Graham

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