Martin Roscoe kick-starts 2017 Harrogate International Festivals Sunday Series
Renowned Pianists open and close 2017 Sunday Series
Harrogate International Festivals has announced its 2017 Sunday Series with an internationally renowned line-up. And there are some great pianists in sight.
The season of coffee concerts welcomes world-class music in the intimate setting of the Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, on Sunday mornings at 11am and runs until April.
Kicking off the Series on January 15 is Martin Roscoe. With an extraordinary career spanning over four decades, he is unarguably one of the UK’s best-loved pianists. In a distinguished career, his enduring popularity and the respect in which he is universally held are built on a deeply thoughtful musicianship.
Marc Dunleavy, Music Manager at Harrogate International Festivals, said: ‘It’s really a remarkable line-up this year. You won't have to travel to London, New York or Berlin to experience world-class music, as we will be bringing it to you, here in the heart of Yorkshire.’
Closing the Series on April 30 is the Italian pianist, Alessandro Taverna (pictured below). When he reached the final at the 2009 Leeds International Piano Competition, The Independent wrote: ‘the world was suddenly suffused with grave beauty: flawless minutes of poetry.’ Since then, Alessandro Taverna has shown a most remarkable, constant development that makes him one of the most interesting, musical pianists of his generation, being in worldwide demand. He’ll be playing an all Chopin programme.
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Martin Roscoe, piano
11 am, Sunday 15 January
Bach French Suite No.5 in G major
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.26 in E-flat major, Op.81a “Les Adieux”
Chopin Barcarolle, Op.60
Poulenc Trois Novelettes
Fauré Barcarolle No.6, Op.70
Debussy Pour le Piano
Alessando Taverna, piano
11am, Sunday 30 April
Chopin Four Ballades –
No. 1 in G minor, Op.23
No. 2 in F major, Op.38
No. 3 in A-flat major, Op.47
No. 4 in F minor, Op.52
Chopin Two Nocturnes –
No.1 in B-flat minor, Op.9
No.2 in E-flat major, Op.9
Chopin Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp minor, Op.39
Chopin Scherzo No. 4 in E major, Op.54
Chopin Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op.22