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Calendar of Concerts  2015-2016

These are the forthcoming concerts for the 2015-16 season, all concerts taking place in the Market Hall in Appleby and starting at 7:30pm.  For your own illustrated copy of the concert dates to print off and put on your notice board at home, click HERE.   You might also like to help us by printing one or two off and displaying them in a suitably prominent position in your community - that would be greatly appreciated.

What's in store this season?

  • Two returning ensembles, two returning performers in different suits and three young men who have yet to discover the delights of Appleby.
    It's always tough having to pick just 5 groups of artists each year - one could so easily timetable a performance every weekend.  However, disciplined folk as we are, 5 it is and here they are: 


  • Sunday 22nd November 2015  - Methera.  This is the third visit from this unique and hugely popular ensemble. Methera is a string quartet with roots firmly planted in English traditional music - a scintillating live act, blazing a trail through the uncharted territory that lies between folk and chamber music.  Newly composed pieces sit alongside timeless traditional material; their music is both sophisticated and earthy, groundbreaking and familiar, enchanting and thrilling.  “A marvel of musicality: sublime, beautiful, intense and passionate.Karen Tweed.  Musicians and audience sit "in the round" for this revolving, evolving, involving performance.

  • Sunday 6th December 2015 -   Nicholas Daniel and The Britten Oboe Quartet.   Regulars may recall that for Northern Sinfonia's last appearance in Appleby, they brought a surprise substitute oboist with them, the sublime Nicholas Daniel.  You may also recall that, his immaculate playing apart, he also won the audience over with his command of the stage and wonderful rapport with the audience and players alike.  We vowed that he should return and now here he is with his own ensemble.  Click on the programme link to learn more.  CANCELLED DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER


  • Sunday 17th January 2016 - Alena Lugovkina and friends - flute, violin and piano recital.   It's an ensemble with no name, but many in our regular audience will not forget in a hurry either Alena's incredible flute playing or Pavel's commanding piano performances.  Last minute visa problems prevented her returning to the UK from her Moscow home and appearing with her (award-winning) "Atea" quintet in Appleby last year, but now she returns with Pavel Timofeyevsky (piano) and Niklas Walentin (Violin) for a shared programme of duets and trios.  Mid-January?  What if it snows?  Alena's from Moscow, Pavel from somewhere in Russia (must ask him where exactly) and Niklas is half Danish/half Swiss - they will laugh in the face of a blizzard!


  •  Sunday 21st February 2016 - Trio Isimsiz. Trio Isimsiz was formed in 2009 at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and in 2013 was selected for representation by the Young Classical Artist Trust (YCAT).  Over the last year the Trio has given recitals throughout the UK including Wigmore Hall, the Barbican, Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room and The Sage Gateshead.  All three members of the trio, Pablo Hernán Benedí – violin, Michael Petrov – cello and Erdem Misirlioglu – piano  enjoy great success individually.  And their name?  It's Turkish for "Trio with no name"......


  • Sunday 13h March 2016 - Kammerphilharmonie Europa.  The Chamber Philharmonic Europe was founded in 2006, in Cologne, and engages over 60 of the most talented young musicians from 18 European nations. Its outstanding high artistic level was confirmed by many concerts and festivals which the orchestra played throughout the continent as well as by press and critics. They were very well received when they played for us in 2014 and will, again, bring a chamber orchestra of about 10 musicians plus soloists.



NOTE:  Programme information is often garnered well ahead of a concert and sometimes, as we all know, the best laid plans of mice and men oft gang agley...and so, whilst given in good faith, programmes sometimes do change for a variety of reasons.  If we have prior knowledge, we shall use this website to communicate any such change but the organisers are not able to accept liability for said change if it occurs.