5th Victor Hugo International Music Festival
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St James Concert Hall

College Street, St Peter Port

Monday 20 September, 8.00pm

The Ogier Recital

Beloved Clara

Lucy Parham piano

Martin Jarvis and Rosalind Ayres

The story of the intense relationships between Robert Schumann, his wife Clara, and Johannes Brahms. Piano pieces by Schumann, Brahms, Mendelssohn and Liszt interspersed with readings by well known actors Martin Jarvis & Rosalind Ayres.

£18, £15, £6 restricted view  Students free

Tuesday 21 September, 8.30pm

David Le Page Trio

The Hall of the Bright Carvings

David Le Page violin
Matthew Sharp cello
Graham Instrall percussion

An exploration of the life and work of Mervyn Peake through music, words and images.

£15, £12, £6 restricted view  Students free

Wednesday 22 September, 8.00pm

The State Street Chamber Concert
The Nash Ensemble

Ian Brown piano
Benjamin Nabarro violin
Richard Hosfordclarinet
Richard Lester cello

Stravinsky Soldier’s Tale suite

Beethoven piano trio in Eb major Op 70 no 2

Debussy violin sonata

Brahms clarinet trio in A minor Op 114

£18, £15, £6 restricted view  Students free

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Thursday 23 September, 8.00pm

The Mourant Ozannes Hugo Recital

John Mark Ainsley tenor
Roger Vignoles piano
Thierry Escaich composer

A song recital of settings of Victor Hugo by such composers as Fauré, Bizet, Saint-Saëns, Liszt, Hahn, Poulenc and including the world première of songs specially commissioned from Thierry Escaich.

£18, £15, £6 restricted view  Students free

BBC Radio 3 Friday 24 September, 8.00pm 

The Northern Trust Chamber Concert
Quatuor Ebène

Pierre Colombet & Gabriel Le Magadure violins
Mathieu Herzog viola, Raphaël Merlin cello

Mozart Divertimento no 1, K.  136

Bartok quartet no 1

Schubert quartet in D minor D 810, Death and the Maiden

(Concert to be recorded by BBC Radio 3)

£18, £15, £6 restricted view  Students free

Saturday 25 September, 8.00pm

The Sarnia Hotels Music Night

Val Wiseman & Brian Dee & the Brontë Legacy Musicians

Keeping the Flame Alive

Val Wiseman British Jazz Vocalist of the Year 2008

A musical tribute to the lives and passions of the Brontës.

£18 each or £180 per table of 10.

Cash bar in operation throughout evening

The Brian Kay Interview

45 minutes before each concert Monday to Friday inclusive, the BBC’s Brian Kay will conduct a short interview at St James of one or more of the musicians involved in the evening’s concert, revealing a better understanding of music and musician.

Notre Dame du Rosaire

Burnt Lane, St Peter Port

Tuesday 21 September, 6.00pm

CISX Baroque Recital

The Road to Bach

Nadja Zwiener unaccompanied baroque violin

Thomas Baltzar
Johann Paul von Westhoff
Johann Joseph Vilsmayr
Johan Helmich Roman
Georg Philipp Telemann
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

Admission by programme, £10 available at the door from 5.00pm.  Students free.  Duration of recital; one hour.

Town Church of St Peter Port

BWCI Lunchtime Concerts - 40 mins

Retiring collection

Monday 20 September, 1.00pm

Trio d’Anches
Ruth Berresford
Niall Webb clarinet
Stuart Russell bassoon

Ibert: Cinq pièces en trio

Beethoven: Variations on La Cidarem La Manno

Gordon Jacob Trio

Mozart: Divertimento No 3

Thursday 23 September, 1.00pm

Thierry Escaich organ

Organist of St Etienne succeeding Maurice Duruflé

Duruflé: Toccata

Escaich: lll Poèmes pour orgue

  l    Eaux Natales
  ll   Le Masque
  lll  Vers l’Espérance

Vierne: Naiades

Tryptique improvisation on two given themes

Friday 24 September, 1.00pm

Jun Sasaki cello
Angélique Lihou cello

Reinhold Glière: cello duets from Op 53

Jean-Baptiste Barrière: Sonata in G major for two cellos

David Popper: Suite for two cellos

Saturday 25 September, 1.00pm

Richard Dubugnon double bass & harpsichord

Tatiana Probst soprano & harpsichord

Richard Dubugnon: Three Finnish Recollections

John Dowland: Six songs for double bass or voice & harpsichord

Dominique Probst: Song on poem by Victor Hugo for voice and harpsichord – world première

Henry Eccles: sonata in G minor for double bass & harpsichord

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