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Concerts of 2015-16 season

Friday, 11th December, 2015, 7.30 pm
The United Reformed Church, Salisbury Street, Fordingbridge SP6 1AB (map)



The Musicke Companye performing 'A Yuletide Tale'
Helen Rogers, harpsichord and chamber organ
Philippa Hyde, soprano
Daisy Vatalaro, baroque cello
David Allsopp, countertenor

The Musicke Companye is a period instrument ensemble specialising in the rich and varied repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries. With superb musicianship and stagecraft, they present a highly original and dynamic programme mixed with vitality, passion and virtuosity.  We remember well their ‘Venetian Carnival’ back in 2005.

Tickets : £15 (online tickets)
 HHHHHAFriday, 29th January, 2016, 7.30 pm
The United Reformed Church, Salisbury Street, Fordingbridge SP6 1AB



The Pomegranate Piano Trio
Fenella Barton, violin
Rebecca Hepplewhite, cello
Robin Green, piano


HAYDN - Piano Trio
SCHOENBERG – Verklärte Nacht, Op.4
SCHUBERT – Piano Trio in B flat, D.898
SCHUBERT – Piano Trio in E flat, D.929

Since giving their debut concert for the City of London Chamber Music Society in 2014, the POMEGRANATE PIANO TRIO has quickly established a reputation for fine performances.  As highly successful musicians in their own right, the highlights of the last year have been at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Wiener Musikverein Vienna,  La Salle Cortot Paris and the Purcell Room and the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.

Tickets : £15 (online tickets)
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HHHHHAFriday, 26th February, 2016, 7.30 pm
The United Reformed Church, Salisbury Street, Fordingbridge SP6 1AB

The Aurora Ensemble (wind quintet)
Helen Shillito, French horn
Maxine Willis, flute
Andrew Mason, clarinet
Stuart Russell,  bassoon
Gwenllian Davies, oboe
MOZART – Magic Flute Overture
VIVALDI – Trio in G Minor
NIELSEN - Quintet
LIGETI – Six Bagatelles
ROSSINI – Quartet in F
PATTERSON – Westerly Winds

 The AURORA ENSEMBLE present a diverse programme of music from the 18th to the 21st centuries.  Prize winners at the European Chamber Music competition, ‘Musique d’Ensemble’ in 2001, the AURORA has performed in many of the major venues worldwide and last visited us in 2008.

Tickets : £15 (online tickets)
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Friday, 18th March, 2016, 7.30 pm
The Trinity Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DH 


Martin Roscoe, piano
Katherine Gowers, violin

BEETHOVEN – Sonata in E Flat, Op 12/3
PROKOFIEV – Sonata No.1 in F Minor
ELGAR – Sonata in E Minor, Op 82

MARTIN ROSCOE makes another visit to Avon Valley Concerts, this time in the company of acclaimed violinist, KATHERINE GOWERS. With a career spanning over four decades, Martin is one of the UK’s best-loved pianists.  Renowned for his versatility, he is equally at home in concerto, recital and chamber performances.


KATHERINE GOWERS studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School, the Guildhall School of Music, the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio and with Joey Corpus in New York.  She has performed extensively throughout Britain and abroad as a soloist, recital and chamber musician.

Tickets : £15 (online tickets)

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Friday, 2nd October, 2015, 7.30 pm
The Trinity Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DH (map)

Leon McC

Leon McCawley, piano

HAYDN – Sonata No.62 in E Flat Major, HOB.XVI/52
RACHMANINOV – 2 Preludes Op. 23, No.1 and No. 10
CHOPIN – Barcarolle, Op.60

BEETHOVEN– Five Variations on Rule Britannia WoO 79 
SCHUMANN – Études Symphoniques, Op.13


 Our Society’s President, LEON McCAWLEY, makes his biennial recital visit with a programme from the classical repertoire.  Leon enjoys a career devoted to concert performances with many of the world’s major orchestras and teaching at the Royal College of Music in London as professor of piano.  His chamber music recitals are notable and in 2011 he performed all Mozart’s piano sonatas in two days at King’s Place which received much critical acclaim.

Friday, 6th November, 2015, 7.30 pm
The Trinity Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DH


Emma Johnson, clarinet, with the Engegard String Quartet

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS – Studies in English Folk Songs
GRIEG – String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27
ANON – Norwegian Folk Songs
MOZART – Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K.581

One of the few clarinettists to have established an international career as a soloist, EMMA JOHNSON has performed around the world and is especially popular in Britain.  Here combining with the ENGEGARD STRING QUARTET from Norway, a highlight of the evening will be a performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet.

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Alessandro Taverna,
Italian classical pianist


David Pyatt, horn


Martin Bickerton

The Gould Piano Trio


The Amberley Wind Ensemble  -  Sunday Prom

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