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Our 2023-24 Season

at

Godalming Baptist Church, Queen Street GU7 1BA

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Saturday 9th March  2024. 7.00pm

Ensemble Renard – Wind Quintet

Ensemble Renard

Ellie Blamires – Flute    Francesca Cox – Oboe     

James Gilbert – Clarinet     

George Strivens – Horn                Patrick Bolton – Bassoon

Ensemble Renard was founded in 2018 by musicians and friends from the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School. A wind quintet at its core, Ensemble Renard puts on exciting and varied performances for audiences of all backgrounds. In their first six months playing together, Ensemble Renard won the Royal Academy of Music’s Nicholas Blake Prize for wind chamber music, and from there have gone on to give regular recitals and workshops across the country, to much acclaim.

Ensemble Renard carefully curate compelling and contrasting programmes tailored to each audience, aiming to take repertoire rarely given the light of day to audiences from London to the Hebrides and beyond. From Gershwin to Knussen, each piece they play demonstrates the kaleidoscopic versatility of the ensemble.

Ensemble Renard have quickly emerged onto the scene as one of the UK’s most promising young chamber ensembles. To date, they have been made Tunnell Trust awardees, Britten-Pears Young Artists, Stoller Hall Young Artists, and awardees of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust’s Recital Scheme. Performance highlights of the ensemble’s career so far include their European debut at the Dinard Opening Festival in Brittany, a recital at the Aldeburgh Festival, and an appearance on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ with Sean Rafferty.

The 2023/34 season will see Ensemble Renard continue to take their work across the UK, with performances at Snape Maltings as Britten-Pears Young Artists for the second year running; recitals at venues including St John’s Smith Square and the Stoller Hall, and a return for the third year running to the Llanfyllin Music Festival in Wales.

Programme

Coleman – Umoja [3′]

WA Mozart – Andante in F maj [7’]

Birtwistle – Refrains and Choruses [9’]

Schumann arr. Abrahamsen – Selections from Kinderszenen [5’]

I. Von fremden Ländern und Menschen

II. Kuriose Geschichte

III. Hasche-Mann

Bartok arr. Strivens – 6 Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm from Mikrokosmos [12’]

INTERVAL

 Ligeti 6 Bagatelles [12’]

I. Allegro con spirito

II. Rubato – Lamentoso

III. Allegro grazioso

IV. Presto ruvido

V. Adagio – Mesto (Bela Bartok in memoriam)

VI. Molto vivace – Capriccioso

Mendelssohn arr. Strivens – Lied ohne Worte, Op.19 No.1 [3’]

Andante con moto “Sweet Remembrance”

Francaix – Wind Quintet no.1 [22’]

I. Andante tranquillo – Allegro assai

II. Presto

III.  Tema. Variation 1-4

IV. Tempo di marcia francese

 


 

Monday 1st April, 4.00pm

at

St. Michael and All Angels Church, Pirbright

 

A afternoon recital of Baroque Arias and keyboard works by

Paul Bambrough (harpsichord)

and

Steven Mills (tenor)

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We are grateful to

HSH Dr Donatus, Prince of Hohenzollern

for generously sponsoring our Baroque Festival 2024

and to

George and Daphne Burnett

for generously sponsoring our Chamber Music Festival 2024

 

 

 

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