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Programme of Concerts
Season 13 (2008-2009)

This season we are inviting back two ensembles who have played for us before. We begin with the wind quintet Zephyr (formerly Zephyr Winds). Their previous concert featured some uncommon items including the Six Bagatelles by György Ligeti which proved highly entertaining. They offer an equally unusual programme this time and, please note, this concert will take place at Christ Church, Carr Road, Nelson. (All others are at St. Peter's, Burnley as usual).

The November concert features cellist Rowena Calvert and pianist Alison Rhind in what looks like a very generous programme.

Yorkshire-born pianist Jill Crossland plays at our February recital; take a look at her website at and be duly impressed! If everything she plays is as good as the Bach '48' which she has recorded this will be a recital not to be missed on any account.

Finally, on April 18th, a return visit by the Navarra String Quartet who played Haydn, Beethoven and Shostakovich for us just two seasons ago. We understand that this season's programme also includes Haydn and Shostakovich and ends with the glorious Ravel quartet.

Sat.11th October
Verdi Overture The Force of Destiny
Anton Reicha Wind Quintet in E flat major, Op.88 No.2
Milhaud La Cheminée du Roi René
Paul Patterson Westerley Winds, op.84
Gilbert Vinter Two Miniatures
Jean-Michel Damase Dix-Sept Variations, Op.22
Norman Hallam Dance Suite
Sat.22nd November
Rowena Calvert (cello) & Alison Rhind (piano)
Beethoven Sonata in A major, Op.69
Debussy Sonata
Saint Saëns "The Swan"
Saint Saëns Allegro Appassionato
Franck Sonata (arr. of Violin Sonata)
Sat.14th February, 2009
Jill Crossland (piano)
Bach Selections from The Well-tempered Clavier
Mozart Fantasy in D minor, K397
Mozart Variations on "Twinkle, twinkle little star"
Schumann Arabesque, Op.18
Schumann Kinderszenen, Op.15
Schumann Novelette, Op.21 No.1
Chopin Scherzo No.2 in B flat minor
Sat.19th April, 2009
The Navarra String Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in D major, Op.33 No.6
Shostakovich String Quartet No.9, Op.117
Ravel String Quartet in F major


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