Thursday 31 October 2019

Concerts Penzance celebrate the Great American Songbook on Saturday 9th November with Gershwin and friends: Who could ask for anything else?   Armenian soprano Anush Hovhannisyan is joined by pianist and tenor Sam Jewison in a programme of music by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Ivor Berlin, Frederick Loewe and Duke Ellington, bringing Broadway and Hollywood to the centre of Penzance.  

Armenian soprano Anush Hovhannisyan performed in Penzance last year and the audience were simply blown away – her stage presence was so powerful the audience were captivated before she had even sung a note, and when she did sing the audience begged for more!  Finalist in the Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 2017, Anush takes a break from her busy leading-role touring with Welsh National Opera to visit Penzance again.  She is joined by multi-talented tenor, pianist and conductor Sam Jewison, whose popular performances of multi-genre repertoire are regularly enjoyed in London venues such as Camden’s famous Jazz Café, Crazy Coqs, Piccadilly, Grand Caffé Concerto in Shepherds Bush and many other venues across Britain and Italy.  Together they create a truly inspirational team.

“Anush Hovhannisyan sweeps all before her with her bright, lyric soprano and tall, handsome figure. ...this was a “star is born” moment” 
The Sunday Times 

Expect a captivating evening of pure musical delight and indulgence, with great American standards including The man I love, Oh lady be good, I could have danced all night, I’ve got you under my skin and many more.

Starting at 7pm at St. Mary’s Church, Chapel Street, Penzance, the concert features two amazing voices and the warming tone of the fine Steinway piano on loan from Hall for Cornwall. 

Sunday 6 October 2019

Esmé Quartet - Saturday 19th October

On Saturday 19th October 7pm at St. John’s Hall, Concerts Penzance welcomes the Esmé String Quartet – the latest winners of the prestigious Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition and recipients of four of the five special prizes awarded in that contest.  Praised for their warm sound and powerful stage presence, this German based Korean quartet have gained a massive reputation across Europe, Korea and North America.  Come and hear some truly exceptional quartet playing, in a programme that features music by Bridge, Mozart, Webern and Schumann. 

Esmé String Quartet ~ Saturday 19th October ~ 7pm,  St. John's Hall
Frank Bridge Novelletten H.44
Mozart String Quartet in G K387 'Spring'  
Webern Langsamer Satz
Schumann String Quartet in A minor Op. 41 No. 1    

Tickets: £13 or FREE for those aged 25 or younger thanks to CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust

*** Special offer 6 concerts for £66 - a very welcome 15% off the full price! ***