Music Concerts at Brockwood Park and in London 2015/16

J. Krishnamurti, Silence and Music A Maria João Pires Beethoven Concert at Cadogan Hall, in London.

Saturday 3rd September 2016, 7:30 pm


Cadogan Hall, London

The idea of a concert at a well-known hall in central London came about as a result of an informal discussion at the Krishnamurti Centre about J Krishnamurti`s work reaching a wider public, particularly those interested in music.

Krishnamurti`s appreciation of music and its relationship to beauty and truth is well-known. He often spoke about music and its importance in education and in life. He said the beauty of music lay in the "silence between the notes".

Recently, several notable musicians have spoken about the quality of silence that can accompany a musical performance. Conductor Claudio Abbado often referred to the relationship of silence to music. Abbado was well-known for his great attention to listening in music and encouraged this among the members of his orchestras, whether listening to chamber music or an orchestra. The conductor Celibadache referred to Krishnamurti during his orchestra rehearsals. Many noted musicians including Pablo Casals, Michelangeli, Segovia, Stravinsky and Ravi Shankar met or spoke of Krishnamurti. For Krishnamurti silence was important; listening and attention were crucial in life.

Aditi Mangaldas, a leader in Indian Classical dance opens the concert to celebrate Krishnamurti and music. Nigel North, one of the world’s foremost lutenists will play Bach Suite BWV 995. The concert will end with Maria João Pires playing Beethoven’s last Piano Sonata, Op. 111.

The concert will take place on Saturday, September 3rd at Cadogan Hall in London.
To book tickets visit http://j-krishnamurti.co.uk/


Aditi Mangaldas, Nigel North, Maria João Pires

 

A NEW PROGRAMME FOR CONCERTS AT BROCKWOOD IN 2016-17 WILL BE POSTED SHORTLY

 

Brockwood Park Concert Series 2015-16

Three Evenings of Classical and Traditional Music Romantic Era
and Contemporary Songs

Saturday, 7th November 2015


Mezzo Soprano Kimberley Boettger-Soller

The Brockwood Park Concert series began on 7th November with a Lieder recital of romantic and contemporary songs by Mezzo Soprano Kimberley Boettger-Soller, 1st prize winner at the 9th International “Franz Schubert and the Modern Music” Competition in Graz, and 2nd prize at the 2013 Paula-Salomon-Lindberg-Wettbewerb “das Lied” in Berlin. Assisted by Prach Boondiskulchok and Ulrich Eichenauer Ms Boettger-Soller gave us a night to remember.

 

 

Floating World Ensemble

Saturday, 6th February 2016

Our second concert consists of an evening of delightful ancient Japanese music performed on authentic Japanese instruments by some of its finest practitioners. Keiko Kitamura’s early years were spent studying Koto (Japanese zither) and shamisen (three-stringed Japanese lute) in Fukuyama under the tutelage of her aunt Kyoko Kitamura, an Ikuta School grand master of the famous Miyagi association. She achieved the status of Ikuta master herself in 2001.

Keiko has performed widely throughout Japan and around the world, including the Sydney Opera House, the London Olympics, the British Museum and live in concert and studio on BBC 3. Keiko will be playing her 17 string bass Koto and singing, while Clive Bell accompanies on the Shakuhachi.


Keiko Kitamura, Clive Bell

 

Linos Piano Trio

Saturday, 12th March 2016

We are delighted to welcome back the Linos Piano Trio fresh from their success after winning both 1st prize and audience prize at the 2015 international Melbourne Chamber Music Competition.

The Linos Piano Trio is recognised as one of the most dynamic and creative ensembles. It is renowned for the distinctive voice it gives to a very wide range of the trio repertoire. Praised for the “slow-burning, gripping” performance by the Strad as well as the “astounding performance” by the Hannoversche Allgemein, the rising reputation of the Linos Piano Trio has taken it to prestigious venues including the Barbican Hall, Wigmore Hall, King’s Place, Menuhin Hall, Schoenberg Centre in Vienna and György Ligeti Hall. Performance will include: Beethoven: Trio op. 11; Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; Brahms: Piano Quartet No 3 in C-minor. With Ulrich Eichenauer on Viola


Linos Piano Trio with Ulrich Eichenauer (inset)

 

Each Brockwood Concert is preceded by supper which is served at 7:00 pm. The concerts begin at 8:15 pm. A donation of £20 to the Brockwood Music Fund is suggested and will be appreciated. To reserve your seat please contact admin@brockwood.org.uk

Photos:
Aditi Mangaldas: Dinesh Khanna
Maria João Pires: Felix Broede, Deutsche Grammophon