St John’s Smith Square – May Offers

4th April 2017

 

One of London’s finest concert halls and cultural heritage sites, located in the heart of Westminster

Westminster Business Council members can attend incredible concerts featuring exceptional musicians for just £5 at selected concerts in May at St John’s Smith Square, one of London’s finest concert halls located in the heart of Westminster.

 

Simply present your Westminster Business Council membership card to our friendly Box Office team to claim your discount or register an online account at www.sjss.org.uk/login and use promo code ‘SJSSWBC629’ (Please note a £1.50 transaction fee applies to all online bookings)

 

This month offers:

 

Special offers on evening and day concerts

 

Saturday 5 May, Occupy The Pianos - All day ticket £10

If you like music to challenge your senses, then #jointheoccupation.

The growing stable of pianistic trailblazers return to St John's Smith Square and will be joined by percussion, voice, film and elements of theatre in an exploration of the two broad subjects of Nature and Technology.

 

Thursday 11 May 7.30pm - Ferio Saxophone Quartet

Huw Wiggin SOPRANO SAX
Ellie McMurray ALTO SAX
Jose Bañuls TENOR SAX
Shevaughan Beere BARITONE SAX
Timothy End PIANO

Pianist Timothy End joins the Ferio Saxophone Quartet for the last concert of its residency at St John’s Smith Square. Together they perform a new arrangement of Shostakovich Jazz Suite No. 2 (arranged for this formation by James Sherlock) and Pedro Iturralde’s Memorias. First the concert opens with one of French composer Jean Rivier’s most famous works for saxophone quartet, Grave et Presto.

 

Thursday lunchtime concerts

 

Thursday 4 May 1.05pm - Fantasies on Form

A dynamic programme featuring composers Arvo Pärt and Robert Schumann

Christina McMaster, PIANO
Kristine Balanas, VIOLIN
Margarita Balanas, CELLO

 

Thursday 11 May 1.05pm

Martynas Levickis ACCORDION

Martynas Levickis is a captivating performer whose virtuosity has transformed the way we hear the accordion.

 

Thursday 18 May 1.05pm

Alexandra Vaduva PIANO

The effervescent and exciting early Schubert Sonata in A minor is a wonderful contrast to the Intermezzi Op. 117 by Brahms, which the composer described as “lullabies for my sorrows”.

 

Thursday 25 May 1.05pm

Ben Bloor ORGAN

 

Sunday Afternoon concerts

 

Sunday 7 May 3.00pm - All About Mozart

Deniz Arman Gelenbe PIANO
Michael Bochmann VIOLIN
Rivka Golani VIOLA
Vanessa Lucas-Smith CELLO

The final concert in the Mozart Focus series features three sonatas for piano and violin. KV301 is the first in the group of six sonatas, and was composed in 1778 in Mannheim.

 

Sunday 21 May 3.00pm

Oliver Wass HARP
Pelléas Ensemble & special guests

This concert explores the complex relationships, influences and rivalries between French composers over 300 years, from Couperin to Jolivet.

 

Sunday 28 May 3.00pm - I Musicanti

Leon Bosch CLARINET
Julie Price BASSOON
Naomi Atherton HORN
Tamás András VIOLIN
Fenella Humphreys VIOLIN
Robert Smissen VIOLA
Richard Harwood CELLO
Leon Bosch DOUBLE BASS

 

In the final concert of I Musicanti’s series featuring new music from South Africa alongside works by Mozart and Schubert, director and double bass virtuoso Leon Bosch co-premieres David Earl’s addition to the viola-double bass repertoire.

 

Don’t forget to visit the Footstool Restaurant for pre and post-concert supper and interval refreshments.

For more information on St John’s Smith Square contact:

Lynn Simmonds
Development Manager
St John’s Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
lynn@sjss.org.uk
tel: 020 7222 2168

Box Office: 0207 222 1061
www.sjss.org.uk

 

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