Cockermouth Music Society

Upcoming Concerts & Events


Endellion String Quartet

Tuesday 15th January 2019

Venue

United Reformed Church, Main Street, Cockermouth on Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 7:30 pm

Admission

Single Tickets to non-Members: £18. Tickets to Ordinary Members £15

Accompanied children Free. Unaccompanied and students under 25 - Half Price.

Programme

Haydn: Quartet Opus 74 No 3 (“The Rider”)

Bartok: Quartet No 2

Beethoven: Quartet in C sharp minor, Opus 131

Artist Details

Andrew Watkinson and Ralph de Souza, violins, Garfield Jackson (viola) and David Waterman (cello)

The Endellion are currently celebrating 40 years as one of the finest quartets in the world.  Three of their original founding members continue to play in the quartet, which began in January 1979. Ralph de Souza joined them thirty-one years ago in 1986.  After they performed a Beethoven Cycle at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Strad Magazine marvelled over ‘the trust and risk-taking that comes from years of playing together – [it] was a true delight.’ Their vast discography includes, as well as much of the standard canon, works by Walton, Amy Beach, Barber  and Adès.

Venue

Christ Church, Sullart Street, Cockermouth (note different venue) on Tuesday 26th February 2019 at 7:30 pm

Admission

Single Tickets to non-Members: £23. Tickets to Ordinary Members £20

Accompanied children Free. Unaccompanied and students under 25 - Half Price.

Programme

Arnold: Sinfonietta No 1

Mozart: Violin Concerto No 5 in A

Grace Williams: Elegy

Mozart: Symphony No 40 in G minor

Artist Details

This concert is in association with Orchestras Live

The Northern Chamber Orchestra is one of the country’s top professional chamber orchestras and has received critical acclaim for its diverse and exciting concerts and for its many recordings. Its expansive orchestral repertoire includes challenging works and new pieces by contemporary composers. The NCO is also highly regarded for its inspiring learning and outreach programmes and for its engaging teacher training initiatives. The NCO is the ‘Orchestra in Residence’ at Buxton Festival and Manchester Metropolitan University, and has a special learning and performance partnership with Chetham’s School of Music.

Chloë Hanslip  has already established herself as an artist of distinction on the international stage. Prodigiously talented, she made her BBC Proms debut in 2002 and her US concerto debut in 2003, and has performed at major venues in the UK , Austria, Germany, France, Russia, Japan and South Korea.

Tom Poster (piano)

Tuesday 12th March 2019

Venue

United Reformed Church, Main Street, Cockermouth on Tuesday 12th March 2019 at 7:30 pm

Admission

Single Tickets to non-Members: £18. Tickets to Ordinary Members £15

Accompanied children Free. Unaccompanied and students under 25 - Half Price.

Programme

Beethoven: Sonata in E flat Opus 7

Impromptus by Liszt, Mussorgsky, Schubert

Nocturnes by Maria Szymanowska, Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Chopin

Ravel: La Valse

Artist Details

Tom Poster is a musician whose skills and passions extend well beyond the conventional role of the concert pianist. In demand internationally as soloist and chamber musician across an unusually extensive repertoire, he has been described as “a marvel, [who] can play anything in any style” (The Herald) and “mercurially brilliant” (The Strad). He made his London concert debut at the age of 13 and has appeared in a wide-ranging concerto repertoire of over 40 major works.  His recording partners include Jennifer Pike and Alison Balsom, for whom he has also composed pieces to commission.  Tom also regularly features as soloist on film soundtracks, including the Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning score for The Theory of Everything.




Young Performers’ Concert

Tuesday 26th March 2019

Venue

United Reformed Church on Tuesday 26th March 2019 at 7:00 pm

Members Concert 2019

Tuesday 30th April 2019

Venue

United Reformed Church on Tuesday 30th April 2019 at 7:30 pm