Monday, 13 August 2012

Classical Journey Tuesday 14 August - Ruth Molins

Flautist Ruth Molins
Recital at St Stephen's Church
Thursday 16 August 1pm
(photo Chris Avis)

Leicestershire small pipes, Darbuka and Bouzouki
Julia Thomas, Howard Frey and Nick Millington
of 'Compagnie Giulia', in rehearsal at Totnes

Three talented women feature on this week's Journey. Julia Thomas (with Howard Frey, Nick Millington and the late Simon Cassell) form 'Compagnie Giulia' who open the programme with mediaeval music. From the mediaeval period we shall move on to baroque, classical, romantic and modern music relating to the two spectacular concerts that are coming up on Thursday - Ruth Molins and Naoko Maeda.

Ruth herself will be in the studio at 11am to tell us all about the wonderful lunchtime concert at the newly refurbished St Stephen's Church in Exeter High Street - where she and James Keefe (pianist) will reform their magical partnership. We can also hear a recording of Ruth's outstanding performance of John Rutter's 'Suite Antique' with the Exeter Symphony Orchestra at the Southernhay United Reformed Church on Saturday 14 July - thanks to the recording skills of Chris Avis.

Let's not forget also that Soprano Elizabeth Drury (still very much a 'Topshamite') will be appearing with the Ex Cathedra Choir under Jeffrey Skidmore in the Birmingham Opera Company's production  of Karlheinz Stockhausen's five hour opera 'Mittwoch aus Licht' at the Argyle Works in Digbeth next week. Performances will start at 4pm every day from Wednesday to Friday, 22-25 August.

Also included in the programme is the extraordinary 'Helecopter String Quartet'.  At the end of the last 'Classical Journey' (Tuesday 17 July) many listeners were disappointed not to be able to hear the quartet, owing to a technical hitch. With beefed up audio equipment we fully intend to hear those helicopters this week!

Two talented musicians
James Keefe and Ruth Avis
Exeter Library 25 Oct 2010

St Stephen's Project - Lunchtime Concerts
St Stephen's Church Exeter High Street
Thursday 16 August 1pm
(Fundraising lunch 12 noon)
Flute: Ruth Molins (née Avis)
Piano: James Keefe
Dave Heath Out of the Cool
J. S. Bach Sonata for flute in B minor
Philippe Gaubert Sonate
Admission FREE
(fundraining ploughman's lunch £5)

Hear Ruth on 'Classical Journey' 14th August

Naoko Maeda
Organ Concert to Celebrate the Centenary
of the Society of Our Lady  of Lourdes
Church of St Cyr & St Julitta
Newton St Cyres
Thursday 16 August 7.30pm
Organist: Naoko Maeda
Jeremiah Clarke: Prince of Denmark's March
J  S Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor
               Schubler Chorale:
              "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme"
              "Meine Seele erhebt den Herren"
              "Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter"
G F Handel: "Xerxes" - Largo
Felix Mendelssohn: Sonata No 1 in F minor
Louis-James-Alfred Lefébure-Wély: Sortie in B flat
W A Mozart: Andante in F K.616
Richard Unfreid: arrangement of 'Amazing Grace'
Naoko Maeda: Arr. of 'Sakura Sakura' (cherry blossom)
Louis Victor Jules Vierne: Final from Symphony No 1
Admission: £5 on the door
Two further recitals on Friday 17 August:
Exeter Cathedral: 9am
St David's Church Exeter: 4pm

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