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Chamber Music in Highgate                                                   HGS Sunday Chamber Concerts

                                                                                      This annual chamber concert   by Fellowship. On the following   quartet played by the well-
                                                                                      series is taking place once more   Sunday the Benyounes Quartet   known Piatti Quartet.
                                                                                      and started on October 21 and   returns to play quartets by   The series promises to be a
                                                                                      is continuing until the end of   Brahms and Beethoven.   feast of chamber music, which
                                                                                      November. All the concerts are   Then on November 18 there   will lighten your hearts after
                                                                                      on Sunday afternoons and the   is a solo cello concert given by   the clocks go back in October.
                                                                                      venue for the first five concerts   Alice Neary, and on November   Anyone interested, who has not
                                                                                      will be Fellowship followed by   25 the series concludes with a   yet booked, should contact the
                                                                                      the final concert on November   performance of the Dvorak   box office on either peter.falk@
                                                                                      25 at the Friends Meeting House.   String Quintet and the Debussy or 07973 541264.
                                                                                         The concerts last for about
                                                                                      one hour and are followed by a
                                                                                      complimentary glass of wine and
                                                                                      a chance to chat to the performers.
                                                                                      By the time this issue of Suburb
                                                                                      News reaches you,  the first
                                                                                      concerts of the series will
      The 2018 Highgate International   New for 2018, audiences are   and workshop-building for the   probably have taken place but
      Chamber Music Festival (HICMF),  invited to join the artists for a   selected groups to help them   there will still be others.
      now in its seventh year, brings   late-night series of short concerts,  successfully lead their own schools’   Artistic Director Deborah
      together outstanding chamber  ‘Sonatas by Candlelight’, complete   workshops and concerts – which   Calland, who lives on the Suburb,
      musicians from around the world   with mulled wine, mince pies   they will do in Haringey Primary   has organised another interesting
      for one week of music making   and a truly festive atmosphere.  Schools next year as part of   and diverse series. On November
      in the heart of North London.  Founded in 2012, the festival   HICMF’s outreach work. Matthew   4 the distinguished pianist Piers
         This year, the opening night   has been committed to supporting   Sharp also presents HICMF’s   Lane will be performing works by   Alice Neary (bottom,left) Piatti Quartet (above), Benyounes Quartet (below)
      of the festival sees in-demand   music education and access in   Family Concert, which will take   Bach, Chopin and Tchaikovsky on
      cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason   North London. It is continuing   place at Highgate School’s Dyne   the new piano recently purchased
      joined by acclaimed musicians   its ‘Kids Go Free!’ initiative   House Auditorium on Saturday
      including violinist Alexander   which enables any paying adult  17 November, offering an inspiring
      Sitkovetsky and Chi-chi Nwanoku   to bring up to two children (16   and fun hour of music making
      for a varied programme including   and under) with them free of   for the whole family.
      Schubert’s beloved Trout Quintet.  charge, and the 2018 programme   To buy  tickets  or for more
      Other highlights of the 2018   includes pre-concert performances   information please visit www.
      festival include a celebration of   from the selected ensembles of
      Highgate poets with actor Simon   HICMF’s Ex-Animo Mentorship
      Callow alongside music by Debussy   Scheme. The Scheme offers selected
      and Elgar; Leonard Bernstein’s   emerging chamber ensembles free   EDWARD WEBB
      Clarinet Sonata with Julian Bliss;   tuition, performance opportunities
      and a performance of Schubert’s   and master-classes with leading
      Octet in F major with an all-star   artists such as Steven Isserlis.
      line-up led by Alina Ibragimova.   As a new, integral element
         Concerts take place every   of the scheme, cellist and                                The Neil Black Award concert
      evening, Tuesday 20 to Sunday   animateur Matthew Sharp will
      25 November at St Anne’s and   be providing training sessions                   Some readers will remember Neil,   A scholarship award for wood-  The line-up for the concert
      St Michael’s Churches in Highgate.  in communication, presentation              a Suburb resident for 30 years,  wind players as a recognition of   is impressive; the renowned
                                                                                      personally, while others might do   his life and work was the idea of   Endellion  String  Quartet;
                                                                                      so from having read his obituary   a friend, and is to be awarded   Jonathan Kelly, who is principal
                                                                                      notices in our Winter 2017 issue,  annually to help with the   oboe of the Berlin Philharmonic
                                                                                      SN129. Indeed for some Suburb   pursuit of post-graduate studies   Orchestra; eminent baritone
                                                                                      residents Neil was, to quote, “a   in the UK and abroad. It is to be   Roderick Williams have all
                                                                                      regular sight, standing in his   administered by  the Countess   kindly agreed to perform in this
                                                                                      bedroom window overlooking   of Munster Musical Trust.  concert. Continuo in the Bach
                                                                                      the path into Big Wood from   The first recipient, Manou   will be played by English
                                                                                      Northway practising his oboe.”  Rolland – fittingly, also an oboist   Chamber Orchestra bassist Paul
                                                                                      Also  described  as,  “a  highly  – was born in London in 1996 to   Sherman and Harry Lester on
                                                                                      talented musician”, and “a true   a musical British-Canadian family.  the chamber organ. All of these
                                                                                      gentleman”, he was, during his   Now, with the help of the Neil   wonderful  musicians  were
                                                                                      distinguished career as an oboist,  Black Award, Manou continues   greatly admired friends of Neil.
                                                                                      devoted  to  helping  young   his studies with a post-graduate   Ticket from £25 to £45 can
                                                                                      musicians at the beginning of   course at the Geneva Conservatoire,  be purchased from wigmore-hall.
      Simon Callow                                          Julian Bliss              their careers.             which is linked to the prestigious or by ringing 020 7935
                                                                                                                 position of trainee with the   2141. To find out more about the
                                                                          tasou associates                       Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.  Award  or  to  make  a  donation,
                                                                                                                 Manou declares that his aspiration
                                                                                                                                            please visit www.munstertrust.
                                                                          architects + structural engineers      is to become the best musician
                                                                                                                 that he can possibly be.
                                                                                                                    The award has been made
                                                                                                                 possible by the generosity of
                                                                                                                 many donors and, of course,
                                                                                                                 the  fund-raising  effort  will  be
                                                                                                                 ongoing.  As part of this, there
                                                                                                                 will be a concert celebrating
                                                                                                                 Neil’s life and work at the
                                                                                                                 Wigmore Hall on December 6,
                                                                                                                 with all proceeds donated to
                                                                                                                 the Neil Black Award.      Award winner, Manou Rolland

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