Saturday, 29 August 2015

Newton Abbot & District Society of Arts (N.A.D.S.A.) 70th Concert Series September 2015 - April 2016 Press Release & Concert Dates from Anne White

This year nadsaconcerts celebrates its 70th season. For our delight, national and international performers will bring their glorious repertoire and stunning technique and interpretation to the heart of Newton Abbot.

That nadsaconcerts has been in existence for longer than many of us have lived in the area, seems to be one of Newton Abbot's best kept secrets. Yet every year, from September to April, seven professional concerts are staged right here on our doorstep.
Each annual concert series (promoted by nadsaconcerts) includes a piano recital and a string quartet recital. The other five have been of huge variety: harp, voice, groups of brass, strings or wind players, solo instrumental recitals and even opera highlights, jazz and poetry. The musicians are high-calibre, some well established, others ready to be launched into national or international careers.

Many names have shone in the Newton Abbot recitals over the years: Anthony Hopkins, Jacqueline du Pre, Peter Katin, Janet Baker, Julian Bream, Charles Causley, Ted Hughes, and more recently, the Kings Singers, Catrin Finch, the Fitzwilliam Quartet, Tim Kliphuis and Paul Lewis to name a few.

This year's series starts with a bang: a piano recital given by virtuoso pianist, Ron Abramski, playing Brahms, Hindemith, Chopin and Liszt. Starting his performing life as a child prodigy, he's no newcomer to standing ovations! It ends with a flourish: a performance from another brilliant pianist. Viv McLean will play Debussy, Chopin and the monumental Diabelli Variations by Beethoven. Between the two we'll be entertained by harp, violins, cellos, piano, guitar, bass, trumpets, trombone, horn, tuba and viola: the five concerts will range from traditional and contemporary chamber repertoire to jazz and classics by Gershwin, Sondheim and Bernstein.....a veritable feast of delights.

Six of the concerts will be performed at the Courtenay Centre, two of them at 3pm on Sunday afternoons. Such Sunday afternoon performances have proved very popular in the past. The seventh (Saturday 19 March 2016) will be at the Performing Arts Centre in Teignmouth. Do check details on the nadsa website.

Presenting such acclaimed performers is no mean feat, and doesn't come without commitment and considerable financial outlay. Nadsaconcerts is fortunate in benefiting from the sponsorship and support of its Members and from Austins Department Store, Buyrite Tyres, C and M Pike Trust, Rathbones Investment Management, Wollen Michelmore, Newton Abbot Town Council and  individual Teignbridge Councillors. The Society plans to bring wonderful performances to Newton Abbot for (at least) another 70 years. Watch this space!!

Newton Abbot & District Society of Arts
Ron Abramski

Courtenay Centre Newton Abbot
Friday 18 September 7.30pm
Piano: Ron Abramski
Johannes Brahms:
"4 Ballades for Piano" Opus 10
Paul Hindemith:
"Sonata for Piano No 3 in B♭" (1936)
Frédéric Chopin:
"Sonata for Piano No 3 in B minor" Opus 58
Franz Liszt:
Tannhäuser Overture (Wagner)
Helen Sharp
Newton Abbot & District Society of Arts
Courtenay Centre Newton Abbot
Friday 16 October 7.30pm
             - HARP TRIO -
Violin: David le Page
'Cello: Clare O'Connell
Harp: Helen Sharp
Camille Saint-Saëns:
"Fantaisie for Violin and Harp" Op.124Jacques Ibert:
"Trio for Violin, 'Cello & Harp" (1944)
Camille Saint-Saëns:
"2 Romances arranged for 'Cello & Harp"
Henriette Renié:
"Trio for Violin, 'Cello & Harp" (1912)
Newton Abbot & District Society of Arts
Tim Kliphuis Trio

Courtenay Centre Newton Abbot
Friday 20 November 7.30pm
Violin: Tim Kliphuis
Guitar: Nigel Clarke
Double Bass: Roy Percy
Antonio Vivaldi: "Le Quattro Stagioni"
(with gypsy jazz and African embellishment)
Aaron Copland: "Rodeo" - Hoe-Down
Stephane Grappelli  & Django Reinhardt:
Hot Club jazz numbers from the thirties
Newton Abbot & District Society of Arts
John York & Raphael Wallfisch

Courtenay Centre Newton Abbot
Sunday 24 January 3.00pm
'Cello: Raphael Wallfisch
Piano: John York
Robert Schumann:
"5 Stücke im Volkston" Opus 102
Johannes Brahms:
"Sonata for Cello & Piano in D"
(Arr. from Violin Sonata in G, Op. 78)
Ludwig van Beethoven:
"Sonata for Cello & Piano No. 4 in C" Op.102/1
Rebecca Clarke:
"Sonata for Cello & Piano" (1921)
Newton Abbot & District Society of Arts
Northern Brass Quintet

Courtenay Centre Newton Abbot
Sunday 21 February 3.00pm
Trumpet & Flugel Horn: David Moore
Trumpet & Fugel Horn: Katharine Curlett
French Horn: Georgi Boev
Trombone & Euphonium: Lewis Musson
Tuba: Ben Millest 
Victor Ewald:
"Brass Quintet No 1 in B flat minor" Op. 5
Samuel Scheidt:
"Galliard Battaglia (Battle Suite)" SSWV59
Georges Bizet: "Carmen Suite"
Michael Kamen: "Quintet" (2002)
Newton Abbot & District Society of Arts
Sacconi String Quartet

Performing Arts Centre
Teignmouth Community School
Saturday 19 March 7.30pm
Violin: Ben Hancox & Hannah Dawson
Viola: Robin Ashwell
'Cello: Cara Berridge
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
"String Quartet No. 20 in D" K499
Graham Fitkin: "Servant" (1992)
Franz Schubert:
"String Quartet No.15 in G" D887
Newton Abbot & District Society of Arts
Viv McLean

Courtenay Centre Newton Abbot
Friday 15 April 7.30pm
Piano: Viv McLean
Claude Debussy:
"Suite Bergamasque for Piano" (1905)
Frédéric Chopin:
"Nocturne Nos 2 & 20" "Ballades Nos. 1 & 3"
Ludwig van Beethoven:
"33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli" Op. 120 
All Tickets: £15 (advance £13, member £10)
(student £2, accompanied schoolchild FREE)
Newton Abbot TIC: 01626 215667
Teignmouth TIC: 01626 215666
Dawlish TIC: 01626 215665
Arnold's Hardward in Bovey Tracey: 01626 832359
Membership: single £20 couple £30 corporate £50
Season Tickets: single £56 couple £112 student £10
Membership and Season Ticket Details:
Contact Gillian Taylor

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