Nadsa Concerts Newsletter - April 2022

By John Rockey
12 April 2022

Nadsa news – April 2022

…and all too soon, it’ll be the last concert of the season: where did the time go?

After six years it’s a pleasure to welcome the well-established Cello and Piano Duo Raphael Wallfisch and John York back to the Courtenay Centre.  On Friday 22nd April at 7.30pm they’ll be entertaining us once again with works by Brahms, Debussy, Beethoven and Mozart; programme details are at https://nadsa.co.uk/event/raphael-wallfisch-john-york/ where you can also book your tickets.

Raphael Wallfisch’s family background made it almost certain that he would become a musician, and his career has taken him to concert halls and festivals all over the world, playing with all the great orchestras.  His recording history covers pretty well every major cello work, some of which can be heard on his website at http://www.raphaelwallfisch.com/ .  John York has also played from an early age, moving on from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to later study in Paris and Vienna.  His solo career has seen him play with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Mozart Players before moving more towards chamber ensembles.

This concert is generously sponsored by Austins Department Store https://www.austins-uk.com/ and the C & M Pike Trust, to whom we are very grateful.

Please note that there are no walk-in tickets, all must be pre-booked on line.  Nor will there be any refreshments, and only a brief ‘comfort’ interval.

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The dates for next season’s NADSA concerts are as follows, so make sure that you put them on your calendar now!  The Friday concerts are all at 7.30pm while the Sunday ones start at 3pm, and all are at the Courtenay Centre.

Friday 16th September
Friday 21st October
Sunday 20th November
Sunday 15th January
Sunday 19th February
Friday 17th – Sunday 19th March (Piano Festival, four artists)
Friday 21st April

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To see you through the summer there are various other events planned nearby, starting on April 30th when Devon Philharmonic Orchestra play Copland, Gershwin and Tchaikovski at Exeter Cathedral - https://www.devonphilharmonicorchestra.co.uk/whatson  for more information about that and also their June concert which will include works by Shostakovich, Walton, and for the children (grandchildren too!), Peter and the Wolf.

Shaldon Festival of Music is In June too; https://shaldonfestival.co.uk/ will tell you more.

June is certainly looking busy (isn’t she always?) because Devon Baroque have their Jubilee Concert in Totnes; look at  https://www.devonbaroque.co.uk/ for details.

There are certain to be other opportunities to support live musicians and singers locally; keep an eye open for new events.  The next scheduled NADSA newsletter will be in August to tell you about the new season’s opening concert on 16th September; meanwhile, enjoy the summer and we’ll see you again later.

John R

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