Gould Piano Trio and Doric String Quartet set for Music at Paxton

Gould Piano Trio and Doric String Quartet set for Music at Paxton

It’s only a few years old, but the Music at Paxton festival of top-notch chamber music in a beautiful setting is an event looked forward to by music lovers far and wide. Whether resident in the peaceful Borders countryside where Paxton House sits by the River Tweed, or visiting for the day or short break, audiences can enjoy homegrown and international groups such as the Gould Piano Trio (pictured), Doric String Quartet and the Edinburgh Quartet with pianist Nicholas Ashton. As well as the concerts, there are pre-concert buffet suppers, paintings from the National Galleries of Scotland and a chance to stroll round the extensive grounds.

Paxton House, nr Berwick-upon-Tweed, Fri 16 – Sun 25 Jul.

Gould Piano Trio

The trio of Lucy Gould (violin), Alice Neary (cello) and Benjamin Frith (piano) is one of the most acclaimed chamber groups of our time, with a repertoire that ranges from Haydn via Messiaen to contemporary works written for the ensemble.

The Venue, Leeds

Tue 23 Jan 2018

£17.50–£19.50 (£15.50–£17.50; Student, unwaged and under 18s £8.75–£9.75) / 0113 222 3434

Glinka: Trio Pathétique; Arensky: Piano Trio No 1; Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade arr. for Clarinet Quartet, with special guest soloist Robert Plane.

  • 19:30

Tue 6 Mar 2018

£17.50–£19.50 (£15.50–£17.50; Student, unwaged and under 18s £8.75–£9.75) / 0113 222 3434

Shostakovich, Seven Romances on Poems of Alexander Blok, and Piano Trio No 2 and Rachmaninov, Trio élégiaque No 2, with Benjamin Frith (piano) and Ilona Domnich (soprano).

  • 19:30

Wigmore Hall, London W1U

Sun 10 Dec

£15–£37 / 020 7935 2141

  • 19:30

Introduction to the Picture Gallery

Paxton House's Picture Gallery serves as the venue for chamber music recitals at the Music at Paxton festival - if you want to know more about the paintings surrounding you as you listen, come along to this talk from the Director of the National Portrait Gallery. 'Part of Music at Paxton Festival'.

Cello and Piano Recital

Cellist Ursula Smith and pianist Jordi Bitlloch perform Janácek's 'Pohádka' and sonatas by Beethoven, Debussy and Barber. A buffet supper is available from 6pm for £16. 'Part of the Music at Paxton Festival'.

Bartholomew Lafollette

The cellist performs Bach's wonderful solo suites, no 5 and 6. A buffet supper is available from 6pm for £16. 'Part of the Music at Paxton Festival'.

Doric String Quartet

The Doric String Quartet is joined by cellist Bartholomew Lafollette in a performance of string quartets by Haydn, Janácek and Schubert. 'Part of the Music at Paxton Festival'.

Shona Mooney and Friends

The former BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year is joined by fellow traditional musicians for an evening performance. 'Part of the Music at Paxton Festival'.

Live Music Now Showcase

Wind ensembles Pure Brass and Amici Winds exhibit their skills. 'Part of the Music at Paxton Festival'.

Piano Duo Concert

Pianists Philip Moore and Simon Crawford-Phillips perform four-hand music including Schubert's 'Fantasy in F minor' and Ravel's 'Daphnis et Chloé: Fragments symphoniques'. 'Part of the Music at Paxton Festival'.

Edinburgh Quartet

Pianist Nicholas Ashton joins the acclaimed Edinburgh Quartet for Dvorák's 'Piano Quintet in A', performed alongside quartets by Haydn and Schumann. 'Part of the Music at Paxton Festival'.

Hebrides Ensemble

The ensemble performs Chopin's 'Sonata for Cello and Piano', Harper's 'Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano', and works by Lutoslawski and Brahms. 'Part of the Music at Paxton Festival'.

The Three Don Quixotes: A comic opera

Viriditas Opera presents a comedic outdoor mash-up of the operas of Purcell, Telemann and Boismortier on the adventures of Don Quixote and his faithful squire Sancho. Bring a rug or deck chair and get comfy. 'Part of the Music at Paxton Festival'.

Piano Recital: Cédric Tiberghien

The pianist performs a selection of mazurkas, scherzi and ballades by Chopin along with more mazurkas by Scriabin, Tansman and Szymanowski. 'Part of the Music at Paxton Festival'.

Violin and Piano Concert

In the finale to this year's festival, violinist Alina Ibragimova and pianist Cédric Tiberghien perform works by Bach, Schubert and Schumann. 'Part of the Music at Paxton Festival'.

Ursula Smith & Jordi Bitlloch

Cellist Ursula Smith is joined by Jordi Bitlloch for an evening of relaxing string music including Beethoven's 'Sonata in G Minor' and Samuel Barber's 'Sonata in C Minor'. 'Part of the Music at Paxton Festival'.

Pure Brass and Amici Winds

Popular brass quintet Pure Brass return with their wind quintet counterparts, Amici Winds, who make their Paxton House debut. A creative blend of music from both ensembles featuring everything from Mendelssohn's 'Hebrides Overture' to Tom David Wilson's 'Superguy'. 'Part of the Music at Paxton Festival'.

Philip Moore & Simon Crawford-Phillip

Exhilirating piano duets from the pair including Schubert's 'Fantasy in F Minor' and Stravinsky's 'Firebird Suite'. 'Part of the Music at Paxton Festival'.

Edinburgh Quartet with Nicholas Ashton

The string quartet is accompanied by established pianist Nicholas Ashton and together they treat us to a repertoire of music from Haydn, Schumann and Dvorak. 'Part of the Music at Paxton Festival'.

Alina Ibragimova & Cedric Tiberghien

Violin and piano duets featuring Bach, Schumann and Schubert. 'Part of the Music at Paxton Festival'

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