JULY 1st 2021, 12.30pm


Steve Law, piano 

A happy upbeat concert of sublime songs and melodies as written and performed by George Gershwin to welcome everyone back after lockdown!

These are not the usual ‘Gershwin Songbook’ arrangements but are transcribed and arranged meticulously note by note from the composer’s own recordings and scores by Gershwin specialist Steve Law. These are new versions you won’t hear anywhere else!

GERSHWIN   Do Do Do from Oh Kay (1926) †
           Looking for a Boy from Tip-Toes (1925) †
           The Man I Love from Lady Be Good (1924) *†
           Someone to Watch Over Me from Oh Kay! (1926 †
           Opening and Andante from Rhapsody in Blue (1924) †
           Somebody from Somewhere 
           (music box sequence from the film Delicious 1931) †
           My Cousin in Milwaukee / Isn’t It a Pity? from Pardon My English (1933) †*
           Jilted from Of Thee I Sing (1931) ^
           Meadow Serenade from Strike Up the Band  (1927) ^

STEVE LAW  Peter's Theme (2010)  

GERSHWIN   They Can’t Take That Away From Me from Shall We Dance? (1936) *
           Fascinating Rhythm from Lady Be Good (1924) †
           I Got Rhythm from Girl Crazy (1930) †
Love Is Here To Stay from The Goldwyn Gollies (1937) ^
In memory of John and Mary Patrick

† Transcribed from Gershwin’s piano recordings by Steve Law
* Arranged from original orchestrations by Steve Law

^ from vocal score


Thursday, July 8th, 2021, 12:30pm

Composers’ concert under the direction of David Arditti


Thursday, July 15th, 2021

12:30pm – Joanne Rozario, clarinet and Neil Crossland, piano

Paul Reade        Suite from the Victorian Kitchen Garden

Finzi                    Five Bagatelles

Tartini                Concertino 

Hurlstone          Four Characteristic Pieces



Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

12:30pm – Mark Wilson, violin and Neil Crossland, piano

Emilie Mayer          Violin Sonata in E flat major

Beethoven                 Violin Sonata No.9, Op,47 Kreutzer’

3pm – Mark Wilson, violin and Neil Crossland, piano

Elgar                         Violin Sonata in E minor Op.82

Franck                      Violin Sonata in A 



Thursday, July 29th, 2021

12:30pm – Mark Wilson, violin, Ilse McFarlane, cello and Neil Crossland, piano

Frank Bridge              Miniatures

Neil Crossland           Piano Trio No. 3 in G minor ‘Evocativo’ Op.61

3pm – Mark Wilson, violin, Kirsten Jensen, cello and Neil Crossland, piano

Frank Bridge              Miniatures

Mozart                          Piano Trio in G K564

Mendelssohn               Piano Trio in D minor Op.49




Thursday, August 5th, 2021

12:30pm – Trio Sonorité

Özlem Çelik – Clarinet

Daryl Giuliano – Cello

Jelena Makarova – Piano

Anthony Esland          Aurora Dances Op.16 (for Trio Sonorite)

I. Quiet Arcs (diffuse aurora)

II. Parallel Rays (active aurora)

III. Limited Luminosity (black aurora)

Milhaud                        Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano Op.157b                                                  (arr. cello by Daryl Giuliano)

I.Vif et gai

II. Divertissement

III. Jeu

IV. Introduction et Final

Piazzolla                       Oblivion


3pm – Matthew Drinkwater, piano

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

12:30pm – Courtney Quartet with special guest  Jordan Earnshaw, violin

The Courtney Clarinet Quartet
Paul Saunders
Ben Woodgate
Benjamin Adams
Joanne Rozario

Jaime Texidor   Amparito Roca –  – arr. N.P. Coombes

Paul Saunders    Coasting with Eagles, Canon 

John Williams arr P. Saunders    Flying Theme for E. T.  

James Rae   Newsreel  

John Williams arr. Paul Saunders    Schindler’s List

St. Louis Blues March – as played by the Glen Miller Orchestra arr P. Saunders

Bernstein arr. P Saunders     Somewhere  

Molinaro/Respighi arr. Coombes      Balletto detto “Il Conte Orlando” from Suite One from Ancient Airs and Dances  

J.S. Bach     Gavotte en Rondeau from Partita in E major  

Sondheim arr. Coombes    Send in the Clowns 

Frank Perkins arr. N. Coombes    Fandango  

Paul Saunders    Grass Shoots Through Concrete  

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

12.30pm – Mark Wilson, violin, Paul Wood, violin and Neil Crossland, piano

J.S. Bach           Double Concerto

Vivaldi              Double Concerto

Dvorak             Sonatina

3pm – Mark Wilson, violin and Neil Crossland, piano

Elgar                 Violin Concerto

Thursday August 26th, 2021

12:30pm – Neil Crossland, piano

Beethoven        Piano Sonata No. 14 Op.27 no.2 ‘Moonlight’

                            Piano SonataNo. 17 Op.31 no.2  ‘Tempest’

Liszt                  Vallee d’Obermann from Annees de Pelerinage


3pm – Vicky Yannoula, contemporary/crossover vocalist and Neil Crossland, piano

‘Songs of Love’

Thursday September 2nd, 2021

12:30pm – Marie-Anne Mairesse, violin and Neil Crossland, piano

Beethoven              Violin Sonata No.3 

Neil Crossland       Violin Sonata No.1

3pm – Julian Saphir, piano

Mompou        Scènes d’entants


Prelude in G Op 32/5
Etude-Tableau in C  Op 33/2
Prelude in B minor Op 32/10
Etude-Tableau in B minor Op 39/4
Prelude in D minor Op 23/3
Etude-Tableau in D Op 39/9

Rachmaninoff/Arcadi Volodos       Andante -3rd movement from Cello Sonata Op 19

Tan Dun      Eight Memories in Watercolour

Tchaikovsky /Pabst    Concert Fantasy on the Waltz from Sleeping Beauty