Middlewich and District Concerts Society
 

 

Saturday 23rd March 2013

“Before They Become Famous VI”
 
This year's students at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music chosen to entertain us were
                   
            Bethan Allmand                      Seth Livingstone               Samantha Wright                  Myrna Tennant               
   (all accompanied by David Jones - Piano)
 
PRESS REPORT
Once again students from the Junior Royal Northern College of Music provided an enthusiastic audience with a series of fine performances in an exceptional evening of music making at our concert in March. It contained something for everyone.

Bethan Allmand (violin) opened the concert with a stirring performance of the opening movement of Bach’s E major violin concerto and returned later to dazzle us with Wieniawski’s Polonaise. Myrna Tennant (soprano) sang pieces by Handel, Faure, Mozart and Wolf before ending the concert, rather appropriately in view of the weather, with Gershwin’s “Someone to watch over me”. She produced a delicate tone, with plenty of expression and enviable control.

The euphonium as a chamber music instrument? Seth Livingstone ably demonstrated its potential with a number of pieces, including a boisterous performance of Monti’s Czardas and, in a rather calmer mood, “The Holy Well” and “Grandfather’s Clock”. Samantha Wright played the clarinet in a jazz style, with music by Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, including an arrangement of one of Paganini’s fiendishly difficult Caprices. These were delivered with great skill and panache. The accompaniments on the piano were provided by David Jones.

 

PROGRAMME
 
 Bethan Allmand, Violin

Bach: Concerto in E Major (i: Allegro)

Myrna Tennant, Voice

Handel: Oh had I Jubal’s Lyre (from Joshua)

Faure: Les Roses d’Ispahan

Mozart: Una Donna a Quindici Anni (from Cosi Fan Tutte)

Seth Livingstone, Euphonium

Monti (arr. Eric Wilson): Czardas

Horovitz: Euphonium Concerto (ii: Lento)

Samantha Wright, Clarinet

Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton: Flying Home

Paganini (arr. Benny Goodman): Caprice XXIV

Bethan Allmand, Violin

Wieniawski: Polonaise No 1 in D Major

 

INTERVAL

 

Seth Livingstone, Euphonium

Peter Graham: The Holy Well

George Doughty: Grandfather’s Clock

Samantha Wright, Clarinet

Artie Shaw: Concerto for Clarinet

Myrna Tennant, Voice

Mozart: Deh Vieni non Tardar (from Le Nozze di Figaro)

Wolf: Das Verlassene Magdlein

Gershwin: Someone to Watch Over Me (from Oh Kay!)

 
    
 All pictures were taken during the concert (by Roger Evans)
 
For more information about the Junior RNCM visit their own web-site (in a new window), by clicking HERE.