Tag: Clarinet

  • Kugelhupf for Brahms

    Just out of the oven – my “practice” kuglhupf, baked in my new fluted tin while I was practising the clarinet part of Brahms’ wonderful Quintet Op.115. To share German and Austrian sausages, cheeses, wines and of course freshly home-made kuglhupf, and to hear this glorious music, come along next Tuesday! Tuesday 21 March 2017, Music Matters Gala at […]

  • Music Matters Autumn 2016

    It was lovely to see Whitgift House Chapel filling with lots of familiar friendly faces at the start of our new Music Matters season on 13 September. Nicoline Kraamwinkel and I set feet tapping with a programme of dances that started in medieval Europe and finished in New Orleans, our musical journey taking in Russian Jewish Klezmer […]

  • Clarinets Coming Home – Everyone Matters at Benslow Music Trust

    Year after year each return to Benslow feels to me like another coming home. The house wraps round me as I walk into the hall, I promise the reception team yet again that this year I really won’t lose my room key, and it’s hugs all round as clarinet players convene for another intensive weekend of non-stop playing: […]

  • John’s Project – Part 2

    John Morris, to whose memory we dedicated our July 2016 “Conversation Pieces – Words and Music uniting the Generations”, gave many hours of administrative time during his retirement years to the Croydon Performing Arts Festival. He was a passionate advocate of the Festival’s Asian Music section, and I think he would have been especially delighted that the second phase […]

  • Thank you David

    A lovely picture from David in our audience last Tuesday at Cherry Orchard Centre… …celebrating the music in our concert for flute, clarinet, trumpet and ‘cello. Everyone Matters is mounting a four-day project this July in memory of John Morris who worked tirelessly over many years as a volunteer administrator for the Croydon Festival of Performing Arts. The […]

  • Romance and the Romantics

    Wednesday 27 April 2.30 – 4.30p.m. Lecture-Recital in the series Musical Offerings in the Church Room St Mark’s Church, Westmoreland Road, Bromley, BR2 0TB   A programme of passionate pieces  by Weber, Schumann, Reger, Brahms, German, Finzi, Dondeyne and Poulenc Margaret Archibald clarinet John Flinders piano   Margaret and John’s enduring musical partnership is built on shared ideals.  Both […]