2015 Programme

The 2015 festival will run between Saturday 20th June to Saturday 27th June 2015. You can view the brochure for the festival here.

The programme is as follows:

> Saturday 20th June 2015 (£15)

Oynx Brass

This evening we have Festival newcomers Onyx Brass, described by BBC Music Magazine as “the classiest brass ensemble in Great Britain” and lovers of brass music of every genre are in for a treat. The concert will also feature our two Young Musician Award Winners as nominated by Sheffield Music Service.

Maynard, James (b. 1977) Fanfare
Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897) Two Piano Pieces arr. Maynard
Handel, George Frideric (1685-1759) Royal Fireworks Music, HWV 351: excerpts
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750) Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland – Cantata, BWV61
Copland, Aaron (1900-1990) arr. Hollings: Three Dance Episodes from “Rodeo”
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750) Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV565
Jackson Anything But
Wheeler One for Five
Various Songs from Stage and Screen

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> Sunday 21st June 2015

Choral Evensong with the guest preacher The Right Reverend Peter Burrows, Bishop of Doncaster.


> Monday 22nd June 2015 (£15)

4Girls4Harps & Ella Taylor (soprano)

By popular request, following a sell-out concert in 2012 , 4Girls 4Harps make a return visit to the Festival. Harriet Adie, Keziah Thomas, Eleanor Turner and Elizabeth Scorah are four harpists who have established themselves as the leading harp ensemble in Europe. Joining these fabulous harpists is local soprano, Ella Taylor, 2010 BBC Chorister of the Year and now in her second year, reading music, at Sheffield University. For many years Ella trained with Dr Vivien Pike but has just begun lessons with Elizabeth Ritchie of the Royal Academy of Music.

Giustina Corri, Sophia (1775-1831) La Chasse
Alissa Firsova, Nicola LeFanu, Savourna Stevenson, Ayanna Witter-Johnson ‘Tetra’ Our 15th Anniversary Celebratory Commission
Linley, Thomas (1756-1778) The Lark sings high in the cornfield
Storace, Stephen (1762-1796) The curfew tolls the knell of parting day
Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937) Cinq mélodies populaires grecques
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750) Ave Maria from Prelude no. 1 in C Major
Puccini, Giacomo (1858-1924) Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro
Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976) O Waly, Waly and Bonny at Morn
Rachmaninov, Sergei (1873-1943) 18th Variation
Shostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975) Waltz 2
Adie, Harriet Elemental
Herold, Ferdinand (1791-1833) Clog Dance from La fille mal gardee

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> Tuesday 23rd June 2015 (£18)

Jennifer Pike (violin) & Jeremy Pike (accompanist)

In 2012 a 12 years old violinist won the title of BBC Young Musician of the Year and was the youngest major prize-winner in the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition. Jennifer Pike is now firmly established amongst the finest violinists of her generation and is in demand in concert halls and recording studios around the world. Jennifer makes her inaugural visit to Bradfield and will be accompanied on the piano by her father Jeremy, an accomplished musician in his own right. Jeremy gained a PhD from London University in 2000 and currently is Head of Composition at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester.

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827) Violin Sonata no. 3 in E flat major, Op.12 no.3
Vaughan Williams, Ralph (1872-1958) The Lark Ascending
Rózsa, Miklós (1907-1995) Variations on a Hungarian Peasant Song, Op. 4
Dvořák, Antonin (1841-1904) Romantic pieces for violin and piano, Op.75
Saint-Saëns, Camille (1835-1921) Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso for violin and orchestra, Op.28

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> Wednesday 24th June 2015 (£18)

Rebeca Omodia (piano) & Amy Dickson (saxophone)

Romanian born pianist, Rebeca Omodia has performed as a recitalist at venues around the world and more recently has worked as a duo partner with Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber. Sharing the stage with Rebeca is Amy Dickson who made history by becoming the first saxophonist and the first Australian to win the 2013 MasterCard Breakthrough Artist of the Year Classic Brit Award. Despite stiff competition from tenor Joseph Calleja, trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth and cellist Alisa Weilerstein, it was her third album Dusk & Dawn, which reached the coveted No.1 position in the UK classical charts, that won her the award.

Milhaud, Darius (1892-1974) Scaramouche, Suite for Saxophone and Piano
Chopin, Fryderyk Franciszek (1810-1849) Nocturne no. 2 in E flat major, Op.9 no.2
Chopin, Fryderyk Franciszek (1810-1849) Impromptu in A flat major, Op.29
Chopin, Fryderyk Franciszek (1810-1849) Scherzo no. 4 in E major, Op.54
Onovwerosuoke, Fred (b. 1960) 24 Studies in African Rhythms (Aye dances 1&2,Sanza, Raging River)
Prokofiev, Sergei (1891-1953) Piano Sonata no. 3 in A minor, Op.28 
Wiedoeft, Rudy (1893-1940) Valse Vanite
Piazzolla, Astor (1921-1992) Tango Etudes
Ireland, John (1879-1962) Columbine and Scarlet Ceremonies
Rachmaninov, Sergei (1873-1943) 10 Preludes, Op.23 (no 1,2,4,6,7)
Bozza, Eugene (1905-1991) Aria
Iturralde, Pedro (b. 1929) Pequena Czarda

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> Thursday 25th June 2015 (£15)

Brodsky String Quartet

The Brodsky String Quartet makes its inaugural appearance at Bradfield. Since its formation in 1972 the Brodsky Quartet has performed over 2000 concerts on the major stages of the world and released more than 50 recordings. This ensemble is at the very forefront of the international chamber music scene attracting numerous awards and accolades worldwide.

Schubert, Franz (1797-1828) String Quartet in C minor “Quartettsatz” D.703
Webern, Anton (1883-1945) 6 Bagatelles for string quartet, Op.9
Zemlinsky, Alexander von (1871-1942) String Quartet no. 4, Op.25
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827) String Quartet no. 13 in B flat major, Op.130

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> Friday 26th June 2015 (£15)

Viennese Fever with Adam Summerhayes

Our venue cannot accommodate the likes of the André Rieu Orchestra but we can stage “Viennese Fever” directed by, and featuring, violinist, fiddler and composer Adam Summerhayes with his 9-piece ensemble. “Viennese Fever” brings you Johan Strauss, Lehar and ever popular gems by the legendary Viennese violinist Fritz Kreisler.

Kreisler, Fritz (1875-1962) Praeludium and Allegro
Strauss II, Johann (1825-1899) Wine, Women and Song Waltz, Op.333
Kreisler, Fritz (1875-1962) Liebesfreud
Kreisler, Fritz (1875-1962) Leibeslied
Kreisler, Fritz (1875-1962) Schön Rosmarin
Strauss II, Johann (1825-1899) Die Fledermaus, Op.56: overture
Kreisler, Fritz (1875-1962) Caprice Viennois, Op. 2
Lehár, Franz (1870-1948) Merry Widow, The: Ballsirenen Waltzes
Strauss II, Johann (1825-1899) Blue Danube Waltz, (An der schönen blauen Donau), Op.314
Kreisler, Fritz (1875-1962) Recitativo and scherzo caprice, Op.6
Kreisler, Fritz (1875-1962) Tambourin Chinois

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> Saturday 27th June 2015 (£15)

Cantamus Girls Choir

We round off the week with the World Champion Cantamus Girls Choir. If you missed this choral extravaganza in 2013, be sure to come along in 2015.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791) Three Nocturnes: Luci care, luci belle, Due pupille amabili, Ecco quel fiero istante
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791) Così fan tutte, K588: Smanie implacabili
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791) Papageno and Papagena
Osborne, Nigel (b. 1948) Songs from a Bare Mountain
Downes, Andrew (b. 1950) Butterfly
Goodall, Howard (b. 1958) The Good Morrow
Moravská Dolina (Arr. Michael Neaum)
Unknown Dolina
Lubomir Pipkov The Butterfly
Unknown Two Hungarian Folk Songs (Arr. Michael Neaum)
Neaum, Michael Haiku – Six Miniatures for voice and piano
Unknown Sakura (Japanese folk song) (Arr. Michael Neaum)
Unknown A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (Arr. Michael Neaum)
Jerome Kern The Way You Look Tonight (Arr. Michael Neaum)
Gershwin, George (1898-1937) Girl Crazy: I Got Rhythm (Arr. Michael Neaum)
Catherine Howe Harry (Arr. Michael Neaum)
Unknown Songs from Kismet (Musical by Robert Wright & George Forrest)
Unknown The Sands of Time (Arr. Michael Neaum)
Unknown Baubles, Bangles and Beads
Unknown Stranger in Paradise
Unknown And This is My Beloved

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