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Wednesday 1st November     7.30pm
FRANCESCA DEGO (violin)
FRANCESCA LEONARDI (piano)

PAGANINI:Cantabile
BEETHOVEN:Violin Sonata in A, Op 47 (Kreutzer)
STRAVINSKY:Suite Italienne (Pulcinella)
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO ‘Rosina’ and ‘Figaro’ Variations (Barber of Seville)
RAVEL:Tzigane
Francesca Dego is becoming one of the most sought-after violinists on the international scene. Signed in 2012 by Deutsche Grammophon her debut album of Paganini’s 24 Caprices, recorded on the ex-Ricci Guarneri del Gesu,received high critical acclaim. The final volume of her complete recordings of Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas was released in October 2015. Francesca is joined by prize-winning international pianist Francesca Leonardi for a stunning programme of violin and piano masterworks.
Admission (by programme at the door £10 (conc £9.50)
Sponsored by CIDIM, SIAE, S’ILLUMIA, SUONO ITALIANO, MIBACT

Sunday 12th November, 6pm
CHORAL EVENSONG FOR THE SEASON OF ALL SAINTS AND REMEMBRANCE
GIBBONS: 2nd Service
LEIGHTON: Responses
PSALMS: 20, 82
TALLIS:  Audivi vocem de cælo
STANFORD: Justorum Animae
PARRY: My soul there is a country
Led by Revd Wendy Carey, with the Choir of the City Church, directed by Adrian Boynton
Retiring collection. Finishes about 7.10pm

Monday 13th November, 7.30pm
MUSICAL MILESTONES:American Masters
ROY HARRIS and HOWARD HANSEN
A talk illustrated with outstanding CD recordings by Adrian Boynton
Our exploration of the American Masters of the Twentieth Century continues with a celebration of America’s two greatest symphonists, Roy Harris and Howard Hanson.
Admission at the door £5 (students £1)

Sunday 26th November, 3pm
HARMONY OF JAPAN
SAKURA LADIES CHOIR 30th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
Yurara Ohno (soprano)  Ryan Farnes (guitar)  Isla Rogers (piano)Introduced by Adrian Boynton
Programme to include
CACCINIAve Maria
HANDELHallelujah (Messiah)
BEETHOVENSonata in G, Op 14 No 2
CHOPINNocturne in Eb, Op 9 No 2
VILLA LOBOSPrelude No 1
YOCOHSakura Theme - Variation
NEWTONAmazing Grace
ROGERSI whistle a happy tune (The King and I)
BROWNWhat it means to be a Friend
Disney Songs from ‘Aladdin’, ‘Pinocchio’, ‘Frozen’
Traditional Japanese Folk Songs
Join us for this lovely family concert celebrating 30 years of the Sakura Ladies Choir, prizewinners in both 2015 and 2016 Milton Keynes Festival of the Arts. As well as beautiful choral readings, we will hear outstanding guitar solos by rising star Ryan Farnes, who recently gained the ATCL diploma at the age of 17, and young pianist Isla Rogers, a finalist in last years Milton Keynes Young Musician Competition.
Admission free ~  Retiring collection 

Thursday 30th November, 7.30pm
EXPLORING MUSIC:CLASSICAL MASTERS
HAYDN: The Mature Years
A talk illustrated with fine CD recordings by Adrian Boynton 
Our celebration of Haydn continues with a focus on the greatest symphonies and concertos of the composer’s mature years.
Admission £5 (students £1) at the door