Saturday 26 May 11.30am

BEN WESTLAKE (clarinet) LUCIA VEINTIMALLA (violin)
GRETA ASTEDT (piano) ADRIAN BOYNTON (narrator)

KHACHATURIAN: Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
KHACHATURIAN: Sabre Dance and Toccata
DUTTON: Duo for Clarinet and Violin
STRAVINSKY: Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet
STRAVINSKY: The Soldier’s Tale (with narrator)

Following studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Patric Messina in Paris, former BBC Young Musician finalist Ben Westlake has performed all over the world, to great acclaim. He returns to City Church with two distinguished colleagues. Violinist Lucia Veintimalla has won many prizes in international competitions and performed as a chamber musician in all the major concert halls of Europe and Asia. Greta Astedt was awarded first prizes for three consecutive years in the international Steinway Piano Festival; she has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, and given several recitals at Wigmore Hall. The Trio’s programme includes the world premiere of Duo for Clarinet and Violin by Philip Dutton and a number of Soviet masterworks, including a fine arrangement for Trio of Stravinsky’s ‘The Soldier’s Tale’. Admission by programme at the door £8.50 (conc £8)


Thursday 31 May 7.15pm

EXPLORING MUSIC: The Genius of Mozart (iv) Final Years

A talk illustrated with fine CD recordings by Adrian Boynton
Our final session devoted to the master composer features his three greatest symphonies, No 39 in Eb, No 40 in G minor and No 41 in C (Jupiter), the ‘Coronation’ and Bb Piano Concerto, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, three remarkable operas - Cosi fan butte, Die Zauberflote and La Clemenza di Tito - and of course the Requiem, which lay unfinished at his death. Join us to savour this exceptional repertoire.
Admission £5 (student £1) at the door



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