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Australian Festival of Chamber Music
This year's Australian Festival of Chamber Music of which Piers is Artistic Director, will take place between 1st and 9th August. Click to be taken to their site.
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Concert Schedule 2014
UK - AUSTRALIA - UK - USA - AUSTRALIA - USA
April 2014
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec
Tuesday - Thursday
22nd April - 24th April 2014
   
Venue: Potton Hall, Blythburgh Road, Westleton, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 3EF. UK
Recording period with Tasmin Little in April at Potton Hall.
Friday, April 25th 2014 -
Sunday, June 1st 2014
VARIOUS VENUES, Australia
May 2014
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec
   
Dame Myra Hess - Lunchtime concerts
 
AUSTRALIAN TOUR - Admission ONE SHILLING
HOBART - LAUNCESTON - MELBOURNE - BRISBANE
BELROSE - SYDNEY - CANBERRA - ADELAIDE
MUNDURAH - PERTH
 
Patricia Routledge with Piers Lane
 
ADMISSION - ONE SHILLING

OLIVIER AND TONY AWARD WINNING actress Patricia Routledge best known as Hyacinth in Keeping up Appearances stars alongside renowned classical pianist Piers Lane to tell the inspiring story of one of Britains best loved pianists Dame Myra Hess.

Adapted from interviews given by the legendary pianist and interspersed with short piano pieces by Schubert, Schuman, Brahms, Beethoven and Bach, this humorous, passionate and highly entertaining account of one the most remarkable musical achievements of the 20th century will transport audiences back to the morale-boosting recitals at Londons National Gallery which Dame Myra produced during World War II. Direct from the UK and for the first time in Australia, Admission: One Shilling will delight audiences with its unique power to uplift the human spirit.
 
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Booking Link
View a 2 min preview movie on YouTube


Hobart - Theatre Royal
Friday, May 2nd 2014 at 20:00
Hobart - Theatre Royal
Saturday, May 3rd 2014 at 14:00 + 20:00
Hobart - Theatre Royal
Launceston - Princess Theatre
Monday, May 5th 2014 at 20:00
Launceston - Princess Theatre
Melbourne - Melbourne Recital Centre
Wednesday, May 7th 2014 at 20:00
Melbourne - Melbourne Recital Centre
Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Friday, May 9th 2014 at 20:00
Brisbane - Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Saturday, May 10th 2014 at 14:00 + 20:00
Brisbane - Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Belrose - Glen Street Theatre
Tuesday, May 13th 2014 at 18:30
Belrose - Glen Street Theatre
Wednesday, May 14th 2014 at 11:00
Belrose - Glen Street Theatre
Wednesday, May 14th 2014 at 20:00
Belrose - Glen Street Theatre
Thursday, May 15th 2014 at 20:00
Belrose - Glen Street Theatre
Friday, May 16th 2014 at 20:00
Belrose - Glen Street Theatre
Sydney - City Recital Hall, Angel Place
Saturday, May 17th 2014 at 20:00
Sydney - City Recital Hall, Angel Place
Sunday, May 18th 2014 at 16:00
Sydney - City Recital Hall, Angel Place
Canberra - Canberra Playhouse
Tuesday, May 20th 2014 at 20:00
Canberra - Canberra Playhouse
Wednesday, May 21st 2014 at 13:00 + 20:00
Canberra - Canberra Playhouse
Adelaide - Festival Theatre
Friday, May 23rd 2014 at 20:00
Adelaide - Festival Theatre
Saturday, May 24th 2014 at 14:00 + 20:00
Adelaide - Festival Theatre
Mandurah - Performing Arts Centre
Tuesday, May 27th 2014 at 20:00
Mandurah - Performing Arts Centre
Perth - His Majesty's Theatre
Wednesday, May 28th 2014
at 18:30
Perth - His Majesty's Theatre
Thursday, May 29th 2014 at 18:30
Perth - His Majesty's Theatre
Friday, May 30th 2014 at 20:00
Perth - His Majesty's Theatre
Saturday, May 31st 2014 at 14:00 + 20:00
Perth - His Majesty's Theatre
   
June 2014
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec
Thursday
5th June 2014 at 20:00
MELBOURNE, Australia

Melbourne Arts Centre at night

Venue: Melbourne Arts Centre, Hamer Hall

 

Piers plays with the

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra / Olari Elts

Programme:
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37

MSO Website and Booking Link
Friday
6th June 2014 at 20:00
MELBOURNE, Australia

Melbourne Arts Centre

Venue: Melbourne Arts Centre, Hamer Hall

 

Piers plays with the

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra / Olari Elts

Programme:
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37

MSO Website and Booking Link
Saturday
7th June 2014 at 20:00
MELBOURNE, Australia

Melbourne Arts Centre, Hamer Hall

Venue: Melbourne Arts Centre, Hamer Hall

 

Piers plays with the

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra / Olari Elts

Programme:
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37

MSO Website and Booking Link
Friday
13th June 2014 at 19:30
HOBART, Tasmania, Australia

Federation Concert Hall

Venue: Federation Concert Hall

Revolution & Reformation

Piers plays with the

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra / Giordano Bellincampi

Programme:
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37

More information and Booking Link on TSO website

Wednesday
25th June 2014 at 19:00 for 19:30
LONDON

Edward Said National Music
Conservatory Link


Venue: 49 Queens Gate Terrace, LONDON, SW7 5PN

Tasmin Little - violin, Piers Lane - piano, Dima Bawab - soprano, Ahmad el Kattib - oud, Youssef Hbeisch - percussion, with Zeinab Badawi.
Gounod, Adams, Dvorak & Schubert

Benefit concert for Friends of the Edward Said National Music Conservatory
in Palestine (ESNCM UK) - London launch


Programme:
Tasmin and Piers play:
Schubert's Rondo in b minor
and Piers will accompany Dima Bawab in
"Ah, je veux vivre" from Gounod's Roméo et Juliette
"The Holy City" by Adams
"Rusalka's song to the Moon" by Dvorak

email for Booking Enquiries: zina.papageorgiou@gmail.com

Further Details:
The charity Friends of ESNCM UK was founded in 2012 and was instrumental in facilitating Nigel Kennedy’s highly succes sful performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the Palestine Strings at the BBC PROMS last summer. The charity is very grateful to the wonderful line - up of artists for donating their talent and time towards our fundraising dinner in support of ESNCM’s var ious projects which will be presented by BBC presenter Zeinab Badawi .

The projects range from student and teacher support, masterclasses, teacher training, intensive instrumental courses, exchanges, orchestras, instrument provision and repair etc.

Tickets: £60 to include wine, canapés and supper.

Friday
27th June 2014 at 19:45
LONDON
Venue: Free Church, Central Square, NW11 7AH
Recital with Tasmin Little OBE (violin)

Programme:
Schubert - Duo Sonata in A Major, op 162
Ferguson - Sonata No. 2
-interval-
Ravel - Piece en forme d’Habanera
Strauss - Violin Sonata in E flat Major
Saturday
28th June 2014 at 19:30
SAFFRON WALDEN , UK

Saffron Hall

Venue: Saffron Hall, Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH, UK

 

More information and Booking Link

Recital with Tasmin Little OBE (violin)

Programme:
Schubert - Duo Sonata in A Major, op 162
Ferguson - Sonata No. 2
-interval-
Ravel - Piece en forme d’Habanera
Strauss - Violin Sonata in E flat Major

   
 
July 2014
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec
Saturday
12th July to Sunday, 20th July 2014
MIDDLETOWN, Rhode Island, USA
Newport Festival, Rhode Island
Venue: Various venues at Newport and Middleton

Newport Music Festival website
Details of performances will be added when confirmed
Monday
14th July 2014 at TBC
NEWPORT, Rhode Island, USA

The Breakers
Venue: The Breakers, Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Piers plays the
Complete Chopin Nocturnes
 
AUSTRALIAN FESTIVAL OF CHAMBER MUSIC 2014 in Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Thursday
31st July 2014 at 18:30
TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia

Jupiters
Townsville
Venue: Jupiters, Townsville

Chefs in the North Dinner


Hosted by Maggie Beer and Damien Beaumont

AFCM Festival page for this event
Programme:
Manuel Ponce - Estrellita
William Kroll - Banjo and Fiddle
Tasmin Little, Piers Lane

Francesco Paolo Tosti - Ideale
Franz Lehár - You are my Heart’s Delight
Andrew Goodwin, Piers Lane

Giovanni Sollima - Lamentation
duoJalal
 
August 2014
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec
Saturday
2nd August 2014 at 10:00
TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia
 
Townsville Civic Theatre
Venue: C2, Townsville Civic Theatre

Concert Conversations with Piers Lane 1


AFCM Festival page for this event
Piers interviews Tamara-Anna Cislowska, Genevieve Lacey, Kathryn Lockwood, Thomas Meglioranza and Yousif Sheronick.

Programme:
G.F. Handel - Sonata in C major HWV 365 for recorder and continuo
Peter Sculthorpe - Night Songs for violin (recorder), cello and piano (1995/2004) Genevieve Lacey, Neal Peres da Costa, Danny Yeadon

Peter Sculthorpe - Sonata for Viola and Percussion
duoJalal

Charles Ives - Down East, In the Alley, The Childrens’ Hour, The Circus Band
Mark Blitzstein - The New Suit (Zipperfly)
Thomas Meglioranza, Tamara-Anna Cislowska
Saturday
2nd August 2014 at 14:30
TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia
 
Townsville Civic Theatre
Venue: Townsville Civic Theatre

Families' Concert - Cinderella
by Peter Maxwell Davies

AFCM Festival page for this event
Programme:
Peter Maxwell Davies - Cinderella

Conducted by Dene Olding

Piers Lane, TheatreiNQ, Amadeus Singers,
Kirwan State High School
Sunday
3rd August 2014 at 11:00
TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia
 
St James' Cathedral
Venue: St James' Cathedral

In Memoriam

This concert is dedicated to the memory of the great Russian cellist Alexander Ivashkin (1948-2014), a much-loved and regular participant in the AFCM over many years.

AFCM Festival page for this event
Programme:
Maurice Ravel arr. Trevor Wagler - Prelude, Forlane, Menuet, Rigaudon from Le Tombeau de Couperin
Tamara-Anna Cislowska, Helene Pohl, Rolf Gjelsten, Diana Doherty,
David Griffiths

Benjamin Britten - Who Are These Children?
Andrew Goodwin, Piers Lane

Richard Strauss - Metamorphosen

Dene Olding, Douglas Beilman, Irina Morozova, Kathryn Lockwood,
Julian Smiles, Alexander Baillie, Kees Boersma
Sunday
3rd August 2014 at 14:30
TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia
Townsville Civic Theatre
 
Interior
Venue: C2, Townsville Civic Theatre

Virginia Chadwick
Memorial Reef Talk


The Virginia Chadwick Memorial Reef Talk is a unique event and a Festival highlight. Science and music come together in a stimulating combination. Leading research scientists in the tropical and marine sciences present fascinating findings and recent advances in Great Barrier Reef research supported with film and images. Music programmed by Piers Lane and performed by Festival artists completes an intriguing, entertaining and informative session for all ages.

AFCM Festival page for this event
Programme:
Maurice Ravel - Ondine from Gaspard de la Nuit
Pamela Page

Franz Schubert - Das Fischermädchen D.957 No.10,
Auf dem Wasser zu singen D.774,
Meeres-Stille D.216,
Der Schiffer D.536

Cole Porter - The Tale of the Oyster
Thomas Meglioranza, Piers Lane
Sunday
3rd August 2014 at 17:00
TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia
 
Townsville Civic Theatre
Venue: Townsville Civic Theatre

Panufnik: His Quest for Peace

By Tama Matheson and Gary Thorpe in consultation with Lady Camilla Panufnik. Directed and Narrated by Tama Matheson.

The extraordinary and moving story of the effects of wartime and politics on one of Poland’s great composers.

AFCM Festival page for this event
Programme:
Andrzej Panufnik - Concerto for Violin and Strings
Tasmin Little, Camerata of St John’s

Witold Lutoslawski - Variations on a Theme of Paganini
Piers Lane, Martin Roscoe
Monday
4th August 2014 at 10:00
TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia
 
Townsville Civic Theatre
Venue: C2, Townsville Civic Theatre

Concert Conversations with Piers Lane 2


AFCM Festival page for this event
Piers interviews Douglas Beilman, Andrew Goodwin, Tama Matheson and Helene Pohl.

Franz Schumann - from Dichterliebe Op.48,
Im wunderschönen Monat Mai;
Wenn ich in deine Augen Seh;
Ich grolle nicht; Aus alten Märchen winkt es; Die alten, bösen Lieder
Andrew Goodwin, Piers Lane

Johannes Brahms - String Quartet in c minor Op.51 No.1
New Zealand String Quartet
Monday
4th August 2014 at 17:30
TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia
 
Townsville Civic Theatre
Venue: Townsville Civic Theatre

Ray Golding Sunset Series - Belgian Chocolates


AFCM Festival page for this event
Programme:
Guillaume Lekeu - Piano Quartet in b minor (unfinished)
Dene Olding, Irina Morozova, Julian Smiles, Piers Lane

Eugène Ysaӱe - Sonata No.3 for solo violin
Tasmin Little

César Franck - Sonata for violin (oboe) and piano in A major
Diana Doherty, Tamara-Anna Cislowska
Tuesday
5th August 2014 at 11:00
TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia

Palm Island
Venue: Depart SeaLink Breakwater Ferry Terminal

Palm Island Concert

The AFCM in collaboration with SeaLink and the Palm Island Community are celebrating the new Palm Island jetty with a day trip that will feature a concert with AFCM artists and Palm Island primary school children.


AFCM Festival page for this event
The new jetty finally allows ferry services independent of tide restrictions and a leisurely day visit is now an option.

To celebrate we join the Palm Island community for a day of relaxed entertainment. Departing the Breakwater Ferry Terminal in Townsville at 11:00am, we cruise to Palm Island, hoping the whales will appear along the way.

Arriving at approximately 12:30pm we will be greeted and have lunch.

The concert will start at 3:00pm so there will be time for getting acquainted with the history and natural beauty of the island and its spectacular setting.

The concert will feature AFCM musicians the charismatic William Barton (didjeridu/guitar), the brilliant New York based Yousif Sheronick (percussion) and Brisbane’s energetic Camerata of St John’s. They will be joined by some talented locals!
Wednesday
6th August 2014 at 10:00
TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia
 
Townsville Civic Theatre
Venue: C2, Townsville Civic Theatre

Concert Conversations with Piers Lane 3


AFCM Festival page for this event
Piers interviews William Barton, Kees Boersma, Gillian Ansell and Rolf Gjelsten.

William Barton - Improvisation

Antonín Dvořák - String Quintet No.2 in G major Op.77 B49
New Zealand String Quartet, Kees Boersma
Thursday
7th August 2014 at 10:00
TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia
 
Townsville Civic Theatre
Venue: C2, Townsville Civic Theatre

Concert Conversations with Piers Lane 4


AFCM Festival page for this event
Piers interviews Daniel de Borah, David Griffiths, Sara Macliver and Emma Sholl

Richard Strauss - Ophelia-Lieder Op.6
Ständchen
Sara Macliver, Piers Lane

Albéric Magnard - Quintet for Piano and Winds in d minor Op.8
Emma Sholl, Diana Doherty, David Griffiths, Bram van Sambeek, Daniel de Borah
Thursday
7th August 2014 at 20:00
TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia
 
Townsville Civic Theatre
Venue: Townsville Civic Theatre

Evening Series - A Shropshire Lad


AFCM Festival page for this event

Programme:
Franz Joseph Haydn - String Quartet in C major Op.54 No.2
New Zealand String Quartet
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Piano Quintet
Helene Pohl, Gillian Ansell, Alexander Baillie, Kees Boersma, Martin Roscoe
INTERVAL
George Butterworth - Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad
Thomas Meglioranza, Piers Lane
Ludwig van Beethoven - String Trio in G major Op.9 No.1
Dene Olding, Irina Morozova, Julian Smiles

Friday
8th August 2014 at 10:00
TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia
 
Townsville Civic Theatre
Venue: C2, Townsville Civic Theatre

Concert Conversations with Piers Lane 5


AFCM Festival page for this event
Piers interviews Alexander Baillie, Elena Kats-Chernin, Martin Roscoe and Bram van Sambeek.

Elena Kats-Chernin - Faded Curtains, Nonchalance
Bram van Sambeek, Elena Kats-Chernin

Richard Strauss - Sonata for Cello and Piano in F major Op.6
Alexander Baillie, Martin Roscoe
Friday
8th August 2014 at 20:00
TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia
 
Townsville Civic Theatre
Venue: Townsville Civic Theatre

Evening Series - The Kreutzer


AFCM Festival page for this event

Programme:
Elena Kats-Chernin - String Quartet No.1 ‘Joyce’
New Zealand String Quartet
Franz Schubert - Nacht und Träume, An Silvia, An die Musik, Nachtstück,
Die Forelle, Du bist die Ruh
Andrew Goodwin, Daniel de Borah
Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata No.9 in A major Op.47 ‘Kreutzer’
Tasmin Little, Martin Roscoe
INTERVAL
César Franck - Quintet in F minor for Piano and Strings
Goldner String Quartet, Piers Lane

Saturday
9th August 2014 at 10:00
TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia
 
Townsville Civic Theatre
Venue: C2, Townsville Civic Theatre

Concert Conversations with Piers Lane 6


AFCM Festival page for this event
Piers interviews Diana Doherty, Tasmin Little and Sandra Yates AO (new Chair AFCM).

Heinz Holliger - Sonata for solo oboe
Diana Doherty

Richard Strauss - Sonata for violin and piano
Tasmin Little, Piers Lane
Saturday
9th August 2014 at 20:00
TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia
 
Townsville Civic Theatre
 
Townsville Civic Theatre
Venue: Townsville Civic Theatre

Festival Farewell - Keep the Home Fires Burning


AFCM Festival page for this event

Programme:
Jacob van Eyck Engels - Nachtegaeltje
Genevieve Lacey
Christoph Willibald von Gluck arr. Sgambati - Mélodie
Daniel de Borah
David Popper - Hungarian Fantasy
Alexander Baillie, Piers Lane
Robert Schumann - Quintet for Piano and Strings Op.44
New Zealand String Quartet, Martin Roscoe
INTERVAL
Francis Poulenc - Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and piano
Diana Doherty, Bram van Sambeek, Piers Lane
Maurice Ravel - Tzigane
Tasmin Little
George Gershwin arr. Graham - Hair Bidin’ My Time
Goldner String Quartet, Kees Boersma
Enzo Rao - A Different World
duoJalal
Rudolph Sieczinsky - Vienna, My City of Dreams
Irving Berlin - Stay down there where you belong
Roy Atwell - Some Little Bug is Going to Find You
Carrie Jacobs-Bond - A Perfect Day
Ivor Novello - Keep the Home Fires Burning
Thomas Meglioranza, Piers Lane
Keep the Home Fires Burning arr. Tim Murray
Tutti

Friday
15th Aug to 17th August 2014
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA
Venue: Bard College • Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000 Piers will play in various events, at various venues, TBC
     
 
... more to follow
 
 
 
 
 

Australian Festival of Chamber Music