Saturday, 6 April 2019

Tickets are selling fast for the final event of the Concerts Penzance season - Goldberg Maths - 4pm Saturday 27th April at St. Mary's Church Penzance.

Marcus du Sautoy is the Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University.  His articles on all things mathematical appear in the Times, Telegraph, Independent and Guardian newspapers and he has presented many popular radio and television programmes exploring maths and science.  Marcus's exploration of maths in music has included collaborations with the Royal Opera House exploring Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and many people in Cornwall will remember his previous visit to Penzance exploring the maths of Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time.

Charles Owen is one of the finest pianists of his generation.  He appears regularly at London's Wigmore Hall and Kings Place and internationally he has performed at the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York, the Brahms Saal in Vienna’s Musikverein, the Paris Musée d’Orsay, and the Moscow Conservatoire.  His numerous CDs include solo recordings
of piano music by JS Bach, Brahms, Janácek, Poulenc and Fauré, as well as many chamber music recordings.  

Book now while tickets are still available!

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Endellion Quartet - Saturday 9th March, 7pm, St. John's Hall, Penzance

The Endellion String Quartet have had associations with Cornwall for all of the quartet’s 40 years – through the quartet’s Cornish saint’s name and a long association with the International Musicians Seminars at Prussia Cove.  Concerts Penzance are delighted that the quartet are making a special trip to West Cornwall during their 40th Anniversary year – to perform at St. John’s Hall at 7pm on Saturday 9th March.

When the Endellions had been around for a mere 25 years, cellist David Waterman wrote an eloquent article about their time together ( in which he attributes their long successful career to ‘the glorious miracle of the vast panorama of great masterpieces that is the quartet repertoire’.  For their concert in Penzance the quartet have chosen 3 of the greatest of those works – Haydn op.74 no.3 ‘The Rider’, Bartok no. 2 op.17 and Beethoven op.131.

Join with us to celebrate this remarkable quartet’s illustrious career and enjoy top quality music making in the heart of Penzance.

Tickets £13 – 25 years old and younger are free!

Monday, 4 February 2019

Saturday 9th February 7pm   St. Mary’s Church, Pz. TR18 4AQ
Julien Van Mellaerts baritone  Tim Dean piano

‘In this programme we will perform Vaughan Williams’ characterful and moving ‘Songs of Travel’, and a selection of Britten’s Folksong arrangements. The Folksong theme continues with songs from Mahler’s ‘Knaben Wunderhorn’ collection; there are classic songs by Schubert and a colourful finale with Ravel’s touching and funny ‘Don Quichotte à Dulcinée'.’

New Zealand baritone Julien van Mellaerts is established as one of the top song singers of his generation. Recent winner of both the Kathleen Ferrier Award and the Wigmore International Song Competition he is in demand all over the world for the finesse and detail of his ability to tell stories in song.   
Hot off the press, Julien has just been offered the principal role in Figaro in Salzburg in 2020!

 A beautiful voice … animation is what Julien van Mellaerts brought to his programme, alert to the detail of style, language and character in each miniature narrative’    The Times

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Monday 21st January 4pm   St. Mary’s Church, Pz. TR18 4AQ

Inspiring Young Musicians

A free one hour family concert performed by
Musicians from IMS Prussia Cove
with young musicians from 
South West Music School and MusicAbility

Young musicians from Devon and Cornwall take a journey into the wonderful world of chamber music, coached and encouraged by a team of inspiring international musicians from IMS Prussia Cove:

Sini Simonen violin (Finland)   Christel Lee violin  (America) 
Tim Boulton viola (UK)   Sarah Wiederhold cello  (Germany)

Including Dvorak ‘American’ Quartet performed by the IMS quartet and other chamber music works performed by young musicians.