Much loved classics and a thirst for something new
The Concert Hall Season opens at the Stapleford Granary this week for Autumn with a jam-packed agenda of music and a fantastic exhibition featuring British artists!
They kick off with a fantastic art exhibition on 4th September featuring five contemporary British artists, followed by the world-class pianist Cordelia Williams at the Concert Hall on 9th September, opening the autumn concert season with an exquisite programme of light and shade, featuring music by Mozart, Schubert, Tomkins, Evans and Schubert.
Autumn concert season
Whether it’s classical, folk or jazz, you’ll find a mixture of brilliant established artists and the finest of the younger generation within an overall programme that combines much-loved classics with a thirst for something new at the Stapleford Granary.
Next on are the Gesualdo Six trace the evolution of the Italian Madrigal on 16 September with works by Monteverdi, Palestrina and Marenzio and Martin Roscoe, one of the UK’s best loved pianists, brings a glorious programme of Haydn, Mozart, Brahms and Beethoven to the Granary on 22 October.
The Norwegian Espen Eriksen Trio present their unique brand of lyrical and ambient jazz on 14 October and superstar trumpeter Laura Jurd brings her brass-fuelled party band to the Granary on 30 September; expect Big Friendly tunes and grooves-a-plenty! Catch acclaimed folk band Dallahan on 1 October for music forged in Scotland and Ireland drawing on traditional music from the Balkans and North America.
Sunday lunchtime concerts
Looking for something to do on a lazy Sunday morning? The Sunday lunchtime concerts at the Stapleford Granary have become very popular over the last 6 months. Now that our beautiful new cafe is open, you can come along for a delicious cup of Butterworth’s freshly roasted coffee and a cake followed by their favourite live music. They have got the fabulous and inimitable jazz clarinettist / saxophonist Mark Crooks and his quartet on Sunday 18 September, cellist Gemma Rosefield and pianist Nicola Eimer on 25 September (a wonderful programme of Chopin, Janáček and Mendelssohn) and the innovative and experimental Liam Noble Trio on 9 October.
And if you’re seeking something really different, the exceptional Apollo Saxophone Quartet on Friday 7 October might be just what you are looking for. The Apollo Quartet have created new soundtracks for some of the most quirky silent films from the Georges Méliès era, all performed live, reacting and responding to the images on the screen in the absence of any dialogue.
As you can see there is something to enjoy or discover at Stapleford Granary this Autumn. Whatever you choose, you are always guaranteed the warmest of welcomes at the Granary from their staff and the musicians who play here. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Don’t forget to check out their art exhibition whilst you are there. It is open during performances too.
The team of the CB Travel Guide