Update on Summer Serenades


17th May       Marcel Becker’s Kletzmer Band: the Principal double bass player from the RLPO makes a welcome return to the Sunday Serenades with friends to play an exciting programme chosen from their repertoire of tango, klezmer and gypsy style jazz.


24th May       Liverpool-based Neil Campbell in a contemporary solo guitar recital, mostly of his own compositions drawing on elements of contemporary classical, progressive rock, jazz and other musical styles’an outstanding guitarist whose originality of thought makes him far more than just another gifted purveyor of finger acrobatics’ -Classical Guitar Magazine


31st May         The Rising Bridge Ensemble, a regular feature of recent Serenade schedules, will play Dvorak’s F minor Trio, op.65, for piano, violin and cello, composed in 1883 and begun just six weeks after his mother’s death, it is often hailed as one of Dvorak’s most profound and moving pieces of chamber music.


7th June         Gwilyim Jones Jazz Trio, an exciting young jazz ensemble from Birmingham Conservatoire making a welcome return visit to the Serenades, playing a mixture of original compositions and jazz standards.


14th June       Members of the Orchestra dell’Arte playing ‘Salon Music’ in the manner of end-of-pier ensembles of years gone by, always a riotous mixture of laughter and sentimentality.


21st June       Ian Buckle, solo piano recital


28th June       Ensemble of St Luke’s, Elgar String Quartet


5th July           tbc


12th July         William Bracken, solo piano recital


19th July         “Singing Friends”… music from the Green Bucket


26th July         Claude Pietersen's Zwolfton, young contemporary music ensemble


2nd August     tbc


9th August      tbc


16th August   Perri & Neil, voice & guitar: standards and own compositions


23rd August   Tom Verity, clarinet recital


30th August   Heather Heighway, soprano recital