Sterndale Bennett Performances

Please send full details of performances of Sterndale Bennett’s music, including booking information, to David Owen Norris through his website, which hosts WSB200. The list below will be updated as more information comes to hand. Past information will NOT be deleted, so that the page records the bicentenary year’s activity in full.

FOB Sterndale Bennett flyer Birthday Concert (April 13th) at the Bodleian in Oxford: booking now open to the public.

Peter Horton has a chapter on WSB in The Piano in Nineteenth-Century British Culture edited by Therese Ellsworth and Susan Wollenberg (Ashgate 2007,ISBN: 978-0-7546-6143-6) Details

Visit the London Bach Society for details of their tributes to WSB.

And the Royal Academy of Music has a chamber series called The Leipzig Connection.

The recent conference on ‘Muzio Clementi and the British Musical Scene’ in Lucca included a number of papers on WSB. The programme and abstracts can be found here.

January
Article planned to appear in Choir & Organ magazine

February
5th
Oxford, Holywell Music Room 7.30pm Villiers Quartet String Quartet WO17
Pre-concert talk at 6.30 in the Weston Library Lecture Theatre

5th-7th
David Clover Song Competition, Sheffield

9th
Lansdowne Club, London (public event), 7pm. Sonata in F minor Op 13. Hiroaki Takenouchi (piano)

11th
RAM Chamber Music Festival 1.05pm Songs Op 23

18th
RAM Chamber Music Festival 1.05pm Chamber Trio Op 26

19th
Cardiff University/ National Museum of Wales 12.30pm Fantasia in A Op 16 Olivia Sham (piano)

20th
Sheffield, Crucible Theatre – Ensemble 360 1.30pm Chamber Trio Op 26

26th
RAM seminar 2.30pm Discussion on interactions between Mendelssohn, Piatti and WSB, then at 6pm Sonata Duo Op 32 Olivia Sham and Job ter Haar

29th
RAM 6pm Research presentation on WSB as student, professor and principal

March
Article planned to appear in FineMusicAustralia magazine and on their website

1st
RAM Victorian Virtuosity. WSB and Romantic Pianism 6pm Olivia Sham

1st
Cambridge Faculty of Music West Road 1.05pm CUMS Selection by musicians from the University Instrumental Award Scheme to celebrate the bicentenary

5th
All Saints Parish Church, Orpington 7.30pm
Orpington Symphony Orchestra, conductor Raymond Lewis. Overture The Naiades Op 15 and Piano Concerto No 4 Op 19. Soloist David Owen Norris

19th
All Saints Church, Esher. God is a Spirit from Op 44. The Ripieno Choir David Hansell (director)

24th
All Souls, Langham Place, London. Queen’s College Founders Day Service. Selection from Preludes and Lessons Op 33, orchestral adaptation of Romance No 2 Op 14 and The Lake from Op 10;
and the Anthem God, who madest earth and heaven.

April
Articles planned to appear in the Journal of the British Music Society, FineMusicAustralia magazine, the Yorkshire Post magazine and BBC Music Magazine
Museum of Music History, Website. Composer of the Month

1st
RAM Display Case (on show until end August)
See some of the items here.

8th
Bodleian Library, Oxford: Display Case (on show until end May)

10th
Conway Hall, London. 6.30pm Galos Trio. Chamber Trio Op 26 and Sonata Duo Op 32

11th
Kuwait, Colleges of Basic Education, B11, Music Department, Room F36 (time to be confirmed)
Lecture Recital: “William Sterndale Bennett’s Preludes & Lessons Op. 33, a Practical Consideration”
Dr Sana’a Alsaif

11th-16th
BBC Radio 3 Composer of the Week

13th (The 200th Birthday)
Oxford Convocation House 1pm Sonata Op 46 David Owen Norris (Booking for Friends of Bodleian only until March)

16th
Ecclesall Parish Church, Ecclesall Road South / Ringinglow Road S11 7PP at 7.30pm
The Sterndale Singers, conductor Robert Webb, and pianist Jonathan Gooing
A celebratory concert of songs, choral and piano music
Tickets £12; students 6; under 16s free. To book contact 0114 2554962 or email judith.adam51@btinternet.com

16th
Stockport Town Hall 7.30pm Overture The May Queen Op 39
Stockport Symphony Orchestra, conductor Wyn Davies

19-24th
Britannia in Bamberg Festival, Germany, to include a selection of choral music, songs and the
Sonata Duo Op 32

21st
10.00am Marlow, Christ Church United Reformed Church. Speakers include Barry Sterndale-Bennett, Ruthie Cheung and Keith Bartlett. Piano soloists Robert and Ruthie Cheung will play works by William Sterndale Bennett including Romance Op.14, No.2; Genevieve, WO42; and Agitato Assai Op.24, No.3. £2 for Marlow U3A Music Appreciation Group members; £3 for invited guests

22-24th
Cobbe Collection Hatchlands Park nr Guildford in collaboration with the RAM
A conference-festival The Historical Pianist

May
1st
Schumann-Haus Zwickau at 5pm. Sextet Op 8 with Chamber Group from the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

4th
Cobbe Collection Hatchlands Park at 12 noon Fantasia in A Op 16 Olivia Sham

8th
Woking HG Wells Centre 7.30pm Holywell String Quartet Quartet in G WO17

11th
Schumann-Haus, Zwickau at 5pm. Piano Sonata No 1 Op 13. Thomas Synofzik (piano)

28th
English Music Festival, Dorchester Abbey near Oxford. Pre-concert talk by Barry Sterndale-Bennett

29th
English Music Festival, Dorchester Abbey near Oxford Two partsongs: Come live with me and Sweet Stream, City of London Choir. Hilary Davan Wetton (conductor)

June
Article planned to appear in BRIO, the journal of IAML(UK and Irl)

1st
Cobbe Collection, Hatchlands Park, 12 noon Sonata Duo Op 32 Adrian Bradbury (cello) and Oliver Davies (piano)

12th
Lindersaal Koncert Hall , Leipzig at 5pm. Sextet Op 8 with the Chamber Group from the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

12th
Ushaw College, Durham at 7.30pm. Overture The Woodnymph Op 20. Cipriani Orchestra. Lewis Wilkinson (conductor)

18th
Schumann-Haus, Leipzig at 3.30pm. Sonata Duo Op 32 Christian Giger (cello) and Yuka Kobayashi (piano)

29th at 12.45pm
Parish and Priory Church of St Mary, Chepstow, Monmouthshire
Sterndale Bennett: Suite de Pieces, op.24
Duncan Honeybourne piano

30th at 7.30pm
Gillingham Methodist Church, Gillingham, Dorset, during the Gillingham Festival
Sterndale Bennett: Suite de Pieces, op.24
Duncan Honeybourne piano

July
David Conway has written an article on Bennett for the Slovak music magazine ‘Hudobny zivot’ which should be appearing in July.
1-4th
Pennsylvania State University. Matthay Piano Festival. Special presentation by Terry McRoberts

3rd: a communication from Tom Quick in Canada
Broadcast No. 184 for The Grand@101 for July 3/2016
The Grand 101’s programming will include:
London Philharmonic Orchestra. Overture: The Wood Nymphs. William Sterndale Bennett
Conductor. Nicholas Braithwaite.

Malcolm Binns: Piano. Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor Op. 1. W. S. Bennett.
London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Conductor. Nicholas Braithwaite

8th
St Sepulchre-without-Newgate Church, Holborn, London. Partsong Come live with me WO47.
Londinium Chamber Choir. Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

22nd at 6pm
Miry Concertzaal, Ghent, Belgium
Gentse Vleugels international piano festival as part of the Ghent Festival
Sterndale Bennett: Suite de Pieces, op.24
Duncan Honeybourne piano

August
2nd
Ambleside Parish Church, pianist Andrew Brownell will perform the Fantasia in A major, Op.16 together with Schumann’s Etudes Symphoniques, Op.13 (connected by their reciprocal dedications).
Free copies of the Festival Diary will be available by calling 01539 742620, online at www.ldsm.org.uk, or by post or personal visit to the Festival Office at Stricklandgate House, 92 Stricklandgate, Kendal LA9 4PU. Advance booking opens to Festival Patrons on 23 May, online and postal booking a fortnight later, and by phone (01539 742621) from 13 June.

5th
Ulster Hall, Belfast 7.45pm. Piano Concerto No I Op 1. Ulster Orchestra with Howard Shelly (soloist and conductor). Broadcast by BBC Radio 3 Summer Invitation series.

14th
Geelong College, Australia. 3pm. Chamber Trio Op 26. Trio Anima Mundi with Rochelle Ughetti (violin),
Noella Yan (cello) and Kenji Fujimura (piano),

20th
Husum Music Festival Florian Noack Fantasie op. 16

28th
Annenkirche, Dresdan. Part song Come live with me. RBS Europa Choir. Jeremy Jackman (conductor)

September
WSB will be a featured composer in the 2016 ‘Indian Summer in Levoca Festival’ in Levoca, Slovakia, from September 9th-September 13th, as follows:

4th
Holy Trinity Anglian Church East Melbourne, Australia. 3pm. Chamber Trio Op 26. Trio Anima Mundi
with Rochelle Ughetti (violin), Noella Yan (cello) and Kenji Fugimura (piano)

Saturday 10 September, 15.00 Minorites Church, Levoca. Choral concert by Chorus Minor, Levoca, to include works of Sterndale Bennett.

Monday 12 September, 19.00 Congress Hall, Levoca. Jakob Vad (baritone)/ Elisabeth Nielsen (piano) (Denmark). Programme will include Bennett’s six Songs, op. 35

Tuesday 13 September, 19.00 congress Hall, Levoca. Jonathan Powell (piano) (UK)/ Igor Karsko (violin) (SK) and Jozef Luptak (cello) (SK). programme to include Bennett Chamber Trio op. 26.

30th
CBSO Centre, Birmingham. 1.10pm. Chamber Trio Op 26. Trio Severn with Zoe Beyers (violin),
Powell (cello) and Robert Markham (piano)

October
Article to appear in Nineteenth- Century Music Review

2nd 5.00pm
Atelier Concert Series
The American Church in Paris, 65 quai d’Orsay, 75007 Paris
Sterndale Bennett: Suite de Pieces, op.24
Duncan Honeybourne piano

15th
Stockbridge Music David Owen Norris Maid of Orleans Sonata

November
3rd
Mendelssohn Festival, Aarau, Switzerland. Overture The Naiades Op 15 and Symphony in G minor Op 43. Argovia Philharmonic Orchestra. Douglas Bostock (conductor)

12th
7pm West Wight Arts Association, The Memorial Hall, Avenue Road, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, PO40 9UU
Sonata Duo (Joseph Spooner, David Owen Norris)

December
Sunday, 11th December 2016, 7:45 pm
All Saints’ Parish Church, Bark Hart Road, Orpington, BR6 0QD
Raymond Lewis (piano)
Alex Barnes (cello)
Sonata Duo William Sterndale Bennett
Max Bruch Kol Nidrei
Mendelssohn Sonata no. 2

In addition
Illustrated lectures by Barry Sterndale-Bennett will be given to the following members of the Federation of Recorded Music Societies:
Carshalton 13 October 2015, Leicester 10th November, Godalming 15th January 2016 , Sheffield 15th April, Banstead 21st April, Epsom 13th September, Bookham 22nd September, Croydon 26th September (for the Friends of the London Mozart Players), Kidderminster 28th October and Orpington 14th November.

25th March 2017
United Reformed Church, Southenhay, Exeter at 7.30pm. Piano Concerto No 4 Op 19. Exeter Symphony Orchestra. Brian Northcott (conductor) Richard Deering (piano)

Here’s the concert company WSB found himself in!

may queen

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