6th January Riverhouse Arts Centre

Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames

Twelfth Night Concert

at  7.30 pm

A joyous musical extravaganza to celebrate the Three Kings and mark the end of the Christmas season

 

Performers

Hannah Ockendon – soprano

Dominique Thiébaud – soprano

David Sheppard – counter-tenor

Anne Whiteman – mezzo-soprano

Richard Rowe – tenor

Philip Salmon – tenor

Maciek O’Shea – bass-baritone

Linda Howarth – flute

Robbie Norman – violin

Rosemary Field – piano and conductor

Carol Wells – piano

Introduced by

Peter Medhurst – bass-baritone and piano

 

How to book

Tickets £15 to include Twelfth Night Cake

To book on line go to:

http://www.thelittleboxoffice.co/riverhouse/event/view/541

or telephone the box office: 01932 253354

Riverhouse Barn, Manor Road

Walton-on-Thames, Surrey KT12 2PF

For more information follow this link:

http://petermedhurst.com/articles-2/twelfth-night-concert/

To read an article on Twelfth Night follow this link:

http://petermedhurst.com/articles-2/twelfth-night-a-lost-christmas-tradition/

10th January Chedder Fitzpaine Hall

Taunton, Somerset

Lecture

Paintings inspired by Music and Music inspired by Paintings

It has long been recognised that the worlds of the visual and aural arts link with extraordinary power when one medium inspires the other.  This lecture, which spans over 600 years of the arts, analyses and discusses a range of related works, bringing together the music of Martinu with the frescoes of Piero della Francesca, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus with Respighi’s Trittico botticelliano, Böcklin’s Isle of the Dead with Rachmaninoff’s symphonic poem, and Piet Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie with the piano playing of Albert Ammons.

2.30 pm

Information: Mrs Moyra Pollard 01278 662553

11th January The Capitol

North Street, Horsham RH12 1RG

We Three Kings – music, art, poetry & legends inspired by the Magi

The Bible gives us very little information about the wise men who came from the East bearing Christ the famous gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.  All reference to them is housed in the opening chapter of St Matthew’s Gospel and what information is given is surrounded by ambiguity and approximation.  However, by contrast, there is no shortage of music, poetry and art that has been inspired by these men, and this lecture examines the impact of the Three Kings on the culture of later generations.

10.45 am

Information: 01403 823412

12th January Marlow DFAS

Methodist Church Hall, Spittal Street, Marlow

Lecture-recital

The Magic Flute – the story of Mozart’s famous opera

Through digital images and live examples sung and played from the piano, Peter Medhurst discusses and illustrates the many complexities and subtleties that lie beneath the surface of one of Mozart’s best loved works.

10.45 am

Information: Lisa Green 01494 521750

14th January University of Kent

Avebury Avenue, Tonbridge, Kent

 

Day School

Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Part I: 1-3

 

After Mozart’s 27 piano concertos, Beethoven’s five piano concertos (c1795-1810) are the next major milestone in the development of the form, anticipating and influencing the great piano concertos of the mid to late 19th century.  Over two separate day schools, Peter Medhurst discusses and analyses these works, at the same time comparing and contrasting the piano writing in the concertos with other key works in Beethoven’s output eg The Choral Fantasia, the Triple Concerto and the Piano Sonatas.

 

Bookings & information see Day school, University of Kent Website

 

18th January San Roque Golf & Country Club

11360 – San Roque

Spain

DFAS de la Frontera

Lecture

Paintings inspired by Music and Music inspired by Paintings

11.00 am

http://www.nadfas-delafrontera.org/Pages/programme.html

18th January The Eliot Hotel

Gibraltar

Lecture

Paintings inspired by Music and Music inspired by Paintings

7.30 pm

Information: Jo Ward 0034 956794279

20th January Sarisbury Green Community Centre

So31 7AA

Lecture

Paintings inspired by Music and Music inspired by Paintings

11.00 am

Information: Mrs Jennifer Latham 01329 664569

1st February Banstead Hall

Park Road, Banstead, Surrey

Lecture-recital

Music on the Grand Tour

In this lecture, Peter Medhurst takes a look at 18th century Italian music making – the composers, the performers, the musical forms and styles – and determines exactly what it was that drew the musical British travellers south, time and time again.

10.30 am

http://www.chipstead-dfas.org.uk/Lectures/FutureCalendar.aspx

2nd February David Rayner Centre

Cambridge Road, Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire

Study Day

I am the Very Model – parodies and satire in the Gilbert and Sullivan operas

The operas of Gilbert & Sullivan are rich in contemporary satire and witty personal allusions.  This study tells how each of the 14 operas on which the partners collaborated drew inspiration from the world in which they lived by drawing on celebrities, politicians, social mores, manners, artistic taste, the class system.  The study day explains how the then first Lord of the Admiralty, WH Smith, became the model for Sir Joseph Porter KCB in HMS Pinafore, how Oscar Wilde inspired Bunthorne – the fleshly poet – in Patience, and how Gilbert himself was the model for the Judge, in Trial By Jury. 

10.30 am – 3.30 pm

Information: Peter Tilbury-Davis 01223 844384

8th February Onslow Hall

The Square, Wilderness Road, Guildford, Surrey

In the Wake of Handel

Lecture-recital

Peter Medhurst explores the works of the French sculptor Roubiliac, the paintings of Hudson and Denner, the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, the novels of Samuel Butler, the Crystal Palace, the chimes of Westminster, as well as compositions by Sullivan and Tippett, the lecture assesses the cultural influences Handel had on a nation, as he once wrote, from whom I have receiv’d so generous a protection.

8.00 pm

http://www.nadfasguildford.org.uk/page2.htm

9th February Totteridge Literary & Social Society In the Wake of Handel

Lecture-recital

Peter Medhurst explores the works of the French sculptor Roubiliac, the paintings of Hudson and Denner, the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, the novels of Samuel Butler, the Crystal Palace, the chimes of Westminster, as well as compositions by Sullivan and Tippett, the lecture assesses the cultural influences Handel had on a nation, as he once wrote, from whom I have receiv’d so generous a protection.

8.00 pm

 

18th February University of Kent

Avebury Avenue, Tonbridge, Kent

 

Day School

Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Part II: 4-5

 

After Mozart’s 27 piano concertos, Beethoven’s five piano concertos (c1795-1810) are the next major milestone in the development of the form, anticipating and influencing the great piano concertos of the mid to late 19th century.  Over two separate day schools, Peter Medhurst discusses and analyses these works, at the same time comparing and contrasting the piano writing in the concertos with other key works in Beethoven’s output eg The Choral Fantasia, the Triple Concerto and the Piano Sonatas.

 

Bookings & information see Day school, University of Kent Website

 

22nd February Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon Study Day

Paintings inspired by Music and Music Inspired by paintings

10 am – 4 pm

http://www.bdfas.org.uk/studyday.html

27th February Freie Universität Berlin

 

Fritz-Haber-Villa, Faradayweg 8, 14195 Berlin, (U3 Thielplatz, Bus M11 Hittorfstrasse)

Lecture-recital

Vermeer – the musical pictures

The Dutch paintings of the 17th century, which show musical scenes are among the most evocative and best loved of the period.  However, the presence of music in the pictures of Vermeer and his contemporaries goes far beyond mere representation and appears to carry hidden and complex meanings that the viewer must attempt to decode, in order to get to the heart of the picture.  Peter Medhurst discusses in great detail Vermeer’s musical scenes and performs a selection of period songs and keyboard music to complement the pictures.

 

Music includes: Almande prynce ~ Anon, Il ballo del granduca ~ Sweelinck, Allemand ~ Steenwick, Rondo from Abdelazer ~ Purcell, Der Maj – Anon, Heere Keere ~ arr Valerius

 

Lecture-recital by Peter Medhurst

8 pm Doors open for the sale of wine and soft drinks from 7.30 pm.

Berlin BRIDFAS

Enquiries to Ursula Fortune: Telephone: 030 / 833 71 63

1st March Broxbourne Civic Hall Study Day

In the Wake of Handel

Peter Medhurst explores the works of the French sculptor Roubiliac, the paintings of Hudson and Denner, the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, the novels of Samuel Butler, the Crystal Palace, the chimes of Westminster, as well as compositions by Sullivan and Tippett, the study day assesses the cultural influences Handel had on a nation, as he once wrote, from whom I have receiv’d so generous a protection.

10.30 am – 3.30 pm

http://www.easthertsdfas.co.uk/page8.html

6th March Plumpton Village Hall

Plumpton

Study Day

Music on the Grand Tour

In this lecture, Peter Medhurst takes a look at 18th century Italian music making – the composers, the performers, the musical forms and styles – and determines exactly what it was that drew the musical British travellers south, time and time again.

Information and bookings: Judy Harris 01444 455646

7th March Theydon Bois Village Hall Lecture-recital

Venice in London: Venetian Influences on English Music and Culture

As the powers of Venice declined in the 18th century, many of its artists and musicians looked for work elsewhere and, perhaps inspired by the many young Englishmen on the Grand Tour, they set their sights on London.  Musicians such as Galuppi and Alberti were joined by eminent painters such as Canaletto and Pelligrini, as this Venetian influence infiltrated London.

10.55 am

Information: Linda Cox 01992 813249

8th March The Community Centre

Tarporley CW6 0AY

Lecture-recital

In the Wake of Handel

Peter Medhurst explores the works of the French sculptor Roubiliac, the paintings of Hudson and Denner, the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, the novels of Samuel Butler, the Crystal Palace, the chimes of Westminster, as well as compositions by Sullivan and Tippett, the lecture-recital assesses the cultural influences Handel had on a nation, as he once wrote, from whom I have receiv’d so generous a protection.

1.30 pm

http://www.taddfas.org.uk/

12th March Bancrofts School

Woodford Green, Essex

Lecture-recital

In the Wake of Handel

Peter Medhurst explores the works of the French sculptor Roubiliac, the paintings of Hudson and Denner, the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, the novels of Samuel Butler, the Crystal Palace, the chimes of Westminster, as well as compositions by Sullivan and Tippett, the lecture-recital assesses the cultural influences Handel had on a nation, as he once wrote, from whom I have receiv’d so generous a protection.

8.00 pm

Information: Sheelagh Hunter 020 8505 8508

14th March Horsley Hall

Kingston Avenue, Horsley KT24 6AX

Lecture-recital

Music on the Grand Tour

In this lecture, Peter Medhurst takes a look at 18th century Italian music making – the composers, the performers, the musical forms and styles – and determines exactly what it was that drew the musical British travellers south, time and time again.

10.30 am

http://www.horsleydfas.org.uk/Lectures/FutureCalendar.aspx

15th March Haughley Park Barn

Haughley Park, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP143JY

Study Day

Venice in London: Venetian Influences on English Music and Culture

As the powers of Venice declined in the 18th century, many of its artists and musicians looked for work elsewhere and, perhaps inspired by the many young Englishmen on the Grand Tour, they set their sights on London. Musicians such as Galuppi and Alberti were joined by eminent painters such as Canaletto and Pelligrini, as this Venetian influence infiltrated London.

Information: Miss Cynthia Micklewright 01449711723

21st March Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3NY

In the Wake of Handel

Lecture-recital

Peter Medhurst explores the works of the French sculptor Roubiliac, the paintings of Hudson and Denner, the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, the novels of Samuel Butler, the Crystal Palace, the chimes of Westminster, as well as compositions by Sullivan and Tippett, the lecture-recital assesses the cultural influences Handel had on a nation, as he once wrote, from whom I have receiv’d so generous a protection.

10.30 am

Information Mrs Liz Lander  07503 111833

22nd March Malling Decorative & Fine Arts Society

Ryash Village Hall, West Malling, Kent

Study Day

Music on the Grand Tour

In this lecture, Peter Medhurst takes a look at 18th century Italian music making – the composers, the performers, the musical forms and styles – and determines exactly what it was that drew the musical British travellers south, time and time again.

Information: Jennifer Longton 01732 848484

23rd March Civic Hall

Wantage

In the Wake of Handel

Lecture-recital

Peter Medhurst explores the works of the French sculptor Roubiliac, the paintings of Hudson and Denner, the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, the novels of Samuel Butler, the Crystal Palace, the chimes of Westminster, as well as compositions by Sullivan and Tippett, the lecture-recital assesses the cultural influences Handel had on a nation, as he once wrote, from whom I have receiv’d so generous a protection.

10.45 am

Information: Mary Greenfield 01235 764646

24th March Dartington Hall

Dartington, Totnes, Devon

Devon Baroque

Lecture-recital

Peter Medhurst explores the works of the French sculptor Roubiliac, the paintings of Hudson and Denner, the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, the novels of Samuel Butler, the Crystal Palace, the chimes of Westminster, as well as compositions by Sullivan and Tippett, the study day assesses the cultural influences Handel had on a nation, as he once wrote, from whom I have receiv’d so generous a protection.

10.00 – 11.30 am

http://www.devonbaroque.co.uk/diary.html

29th March Bourne End Hall

Bourne End, Bucks

Study Day

Paintings inspired by Music and Music Inspired by paintings

It has long been recognised that the worlds of the visual and aural arts link with extraordinary power when one medium inspires the other.  This study day, which spans over 600 years of the arts, analyses and discusses a range of related works, bringing together the music of Martinu with the frescoes of Piero della Francesca, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus with Respighi’s Trittico botticelliano, Böcklin’s Isle of the Dead with Rachmaninoff’s symphonic poem, and Piet Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie with the piano playing of Albert Ammons.

10.30 am – 3.30 pm

Information Catherine Monk 01494 671105