Saturday September 4th

Arts Centre 7.30 pm

Dale Trio


Dale Trio


Miranda Dale - violin, Caroline Dale - cello, Paul Turner - piano

  • Bridge - Phantasie Piano Trio in C minor
  • Shostakovich - Piano Trio No.2 E minor Op.67
  • Beethoven - Piano Trio Op.70 No.1 ‘Ghost’

The season begins with a dramatic and virtuosic programme in celebration of our return to the stage. Sisters Miranda and Caroline both studied at the Royal Academy of Music and are widely celebrated as international orchestral, concerto, recital and recording artists. As firm favourites with our audience, it’s only fitting that they’re joined by our Artistic Director to launch the new series.


Wednesday September 29th

Wyvern Theatre 1.05 pm

Joseph Shiner - clarinet, Yoanna Prodanova - cello, Paul Turner - piano


Joseph Shiner

Yoanna Prodanova


  • Beethoven Trio - ‘Gassenhauer’ Op.11
  • Brahms - Clarinet Trio Op.114

It’s a great pleasure to welcome Joseph, whose concert in 2020 was postponed. He’s a multi-prizewinning artist, highly acclaimed and much in demand. He’s joined by Yoanna (from the Barbican String Quartet) not only for this recital, but also in a recording of the Brahms trio which was hailed by Classic FM as their ‘Album of the Week’ – ‘Twilit poetry’ (Gramaphone).
This concert is supported by
Bower Bailey Solicitors


Wednesday November 10th

Wyvern Theatre 1.05 pm

Sara Stagg - violin, Paul Turner - piano


Sarah Stagg


  • Beethoven - sonata in C minor Op.30 No.2
  • Grieg - violin sonata in F major Op.8

Sara was born and grew up in Kenya, but may be familiar to our audience as she’s much in demand as an orchestral leader and soloist in the area, and is the newly appointed Head of Strings at Marlborough College. The passion and grandeur of Beethoven is balanced by Grieg’s bright early sonata, influenced by folk music.


Sunday December 5th

Arts Centre 3.00 pm

Claire Rutter - soprano, Paul Turner - piano


Claire Rutter


  • Songs by Beethoven, Debussy and Duparc

Renowned and critically acclaimed British soprano Claire has sung title and lead roles worldwide at esteemed opera houses such as Sydney, Santa Fe, ENO, WNO, Finnish and Beijing Festival. She won a Gramophone Award for Elgar’s The Kingdom (Halle) and was nominated for the ‘Maria Callas Award’ for her US debut at the Dallas Opera. An experienced recitalist, she brings her unique vocal colour and elegance to this intimate repertoire.


Wednesday January 26th

Wyvern Theatre 1.05 pm

Philip Dukes - viola, Paul Turner - piano


Philip Dukes


  • Beethoven - Notturno Op.42
  • Bruch - Kol Nidrai

Philip Dukes is recognised as one of the world’s leading viola players – ‘world class’ (The Strad). In a career that has spanned over 30 years he is an accomplished performer, be it as a concerto soloist, a recitalist or chamber musician. As a winner of the coveted ‘European Rising Stars Award’ he made his European recital debuts in Vienna, Stockholm, Frankfurt, Paris and Amsterdam, all to critical acclaim. Stunning playing not to be missed.
This concert is supported by
Bower Bailey Solicitors


Wednesday April 6th

Wyvern Theatre 1.05 pm

Paul Turner - piano


Paul Turner


  • Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata Op.27 No.2
  • Andante favori, WoO 57
  • Pathétique Sonata Op.13

Paul continues our exploration of Beethoven’s chamber works this season with two of his most famous piano sonatas. These not only show the extremes of his emotional output, but also some of his most beautiful and refined melodies. “..intricate piano writing rendered with exemplary clarity and poise” (Richard Whitehouse) “A wise and sensitive pianist” (Gower Festival).
This concert is supported by
Bower Bailey Solicitors


Wednesday May 4th

Wyvern Theatre 1.05 pm

Paul Sheehan - baritone, Paul Turner - piano


Paul Sheehan


  • Beethoven - ‘An Die Ferne Geliebte’
  • Schumann - ‘Dichterliebe’

Paul Sheehan appears by kind permission of English National Opera. Having trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he has a wide ranging career in opera and oratorio, with roles ranging from Figaro to Henry Higgins. He is a highly skilled recitalist and has programmed Beethoven’s ground-breaking, and Schumann’s masterful song cycles in this moving and emotional recital.


Saturday May 7th

Arts Centre 7.30 pm

Owen Trio


Miranda Dale

Martin Owen


Martin Owen - horn, Miranda Dale - violin, Paul Turner - piano

  • Beethoven - ‘Les Adieu’ piano sonata Op.81a
  • Ligetti - horn trio (Hommage à Brahms)
  • Brahms - horn trio in Eb Op.40

We are delighted to reschedule this exciting finale postponed from our 2019-20 season. Martin Owen is regarded as one of Europe's leading horn players, appearing as soloist and chamber musician all around the world. His playing has been described by the Sunday Times as ‘a luxury for the ear’. Brahms’ gorgeous Horn Trio is at the heart of this programme, and was the inspiration for Ligeti’s ‘Hommage á Brahms’ (for the same combination), which in turn was influenced by the opening theme of Beethoven’s piano sonata in Eb, ‘Les Adieux’.


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