An Invitation to Music

Welcome to Penrith Music Club and to our 76th Season of outstanding concerts by internationally distinguished musicians and gifted young performers with a great future.

Sadly, the coronavirus situation forced us to cancel the last two concerts of our current season. We are hopeful that the 2020-21 season will be able to go ahead as planned and will provide updates here as soon as we have them.

2019-20 Season

We look forward to welcoming you to our concerts!

23rd September Leon McCawley (Piano) Review
21st October Kristiana Ignatjeva (Cello), Alison Rhind (Piano) Review
25th November Elias String Quartet Review
27th January Cavendish Winds Review
24th February Artisti con Brio (String Quintet) Review
23rd March Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch ***CANCELLED***  
Saturday 18th April
at 2:30pm
Junior Royal Northern College of Music
(organised by the Piano Circle) ***CANCELLED***

All concerts are at the Penrith Methodist church and start at 7:30pm unless otherwise advised.

Introduction to the 2019-20 Season

Leon McCawley Kristiana Ignatjeva
Alison Rhind
Elias String Quartet Cavendish Winds

We welcome the prize winning and acclaimed British pianist Leon Mccawley to open our 2019/20 concert series. McCawley has appeared at most of prestigious concert halls in the world and his performances are often broadcasted on BBC Radio 3. The  programme includes Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, Hans Gal, Brahms and Chopin. Hans Gal (1890-1987) was the Viennese émigré composer who lived in Edinburgh whose complete piano music McCawley has recorded.

In October, we present a promising young Latvian cellist, Kristiana Ignatjeva with the talented pianist, Alison Rhind. Both have already won numerous prizes at international competitions in their field.

Our chamber performances explore some of the great works by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Hindson. The Elias String Quartet, formed at Royal Northern College of Music in 1998 and widely known as the one of most intense and vibrant Quartets of their generation, will perform two of Beethoven’s quartets.

We will have two more well established ensembles. Artisti Con Brio (24th February) and Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch (16th March), are both highly experienced and renowned chamber groups. Artisti Con Brio is a string quintet (two violins, two violas and a cello) and Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch, a piano trio (piano, violin and cello). They perform Beethoven’s fine works as 2020 is this great composer’s 250th anniversary.

For the January concert we welcome Cavendish Winds, a young and enthusiastic group of wind players, boasting wide and interesting repertoires. Finally, in April some very gifted musicians of Junior RNCM will bring us a fresh and inspiring performance to end our season.

We look forward to seeing you at these exciting concerts!

Artisti con Brio
Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch
Junior Royal Northern College of Music

Notes by Noriko Moffat

Updated on 25th April 2020
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