Concerts 2016/17

The 2016/17 season of concerts and events performed
at St Laurence Church and The Ark, Alvechurch

Saturday 22 October 2016 7.30pm
A Warm Welcome

Mozart – Quartet No.19 ‘Dissonance’
Bridge – Londonderry Air
Dvořák – Quartet in E flat

Tedesca Quartet, The Midland Sinfonia resident quartet
Join Nic Fallowfield and Tedesca Quartet for a delightful evening of music and introduction.
(poster download)

Friday 2 December 2016 7.30pm
Concert by Candlelight
Sponsored by a very generous benefactor
A violin sponsored by Rehan ul-Haq

Corelli – Christmas Concerto
Mendelssohn – String Symphony No.10
Neruda – Trumpet Concerto
Mozart – Divertimento in B flat
Tchaikovsky – Elegy
Handel – Concerto Grosso in A

The Midland Sinfonia
Nic Fallowfield, conductor
Anthony Thompson, trumpet
(poster download)

Saturday 4 February 2017 7.30pm
Quiz & Supper evening

Our annual fundraiser – an entertaining general knowledge quiz plus fish and chips. Teams of up to six with singles accommodated.

£8.50 pp to include fish & chip supper. Usual bar available or corkage payable.
Booking essential:midlandsinfonia@gmail.comtel: 0121 447 7040 | 07889 147 861
(poster download)

Saturday 4 March 2017 7.30pm
A Love Story Through Music

Clara Schumann – Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann Op.20
Brahms – String Quartet in B flat
Schumann – Piano Quintet Op.44

Tedesca Quartet, resident quartet of The Midland Sinfonia
Charles Matthews, piano
I wish I could write to you as tenderly as I love you…’ –Brahms to Clara Schumann, May 1856. A story to pluck the heart strings.
(poster download)

Sunday 19 March 2017 3.00pm
10th Young Musicians’ Showcase

Now celebrating our tenth anniversary – an annual invitation to all young musicians, up to 18-years-old, to perform before an appreciative audience. This showcase promotes a ‘concert’ environment to assist the performer to grow in confidence.

Our sincere thanks to our showcase sponsors:
St. Laurence Church, venue
John Tyrrell MPTA MIMIT, piano tuning
Keith Woolford, Arch Media

following the performances you are invited to join us for refreshments in The Ark
Contact: | tel: 0121 447 7040 | 07889 147 861

(poster download)

Saturday 1 April 2017 7.30pm
From Boogie to Bach


Michael Jackson – Don’t Blame it on the Boogie
Gershwin – Summertime
Clarke – Trumpet Voluntary and Suite in D
Bridge – Cherry Ripe
Puccini – Crisantemi
Koenig – Post Horn Galop
Stanley – Trumpet Voluntary
Haydn – Trumpet Concerto, 2nd mvnt.
Hartmann – La belle Américaine
Bach – Air from Suite in D

The Midland Sinfonia
Nic Fallowfield, conductor
Anthony Thompson, trumpet
Nick Wearne, harpsichord & piano
Works demonstrating the versatility and magical qualities of the trumpet. Plus, flugelhorn, piccolo, cornet, conch shell, rams horn and a didgeridoo!
We wish to acknowledge the generous loan by the Birmingham Conservatoire of the harpsichord.

A personal message from Anthony Thompson to TMS
(poster download)

Saturday 6 May 2017 7.30pm
Jazz & Fizz

Perennial favourites being performed will include:
Sweet Georgia Brown  |  Tea for Two
Tiger Rag |  Anything Goes
Honeysuckle Rose  |  Night and Day
Pennies from Heaven  |  How High the Moon
I’ve Found a new Baby  |  Have you met Miss Jones
I Can’t give you anything but love…

Fret & Fiddle, Jazz Quartet
Sally Minchin – Violin and Vocals
Andy Bole – Guitar
Simon Smith – Double Bass
Rich Hughes – Piano
A new guest quartet visiting TMS playing jazz Stéphane Grappelli-style!

More information on the quartet can be found here.
(poster download)

Saturday 17 June 2017 7.30pm

A Classical Summer’s Evening

Elgar – Chanson de matin
Elgar – Chanson de nuit
Arnold – Sinfonietta No.1
Mozart – Bassoon Concerto
Dvořák – Two Waltzes for Strings Op.54
Haydn – Symphony No.45 ‘Farewell’

The Midland Sinfonia
Nic Fallowfield, conductor
Llinos Owen, bassoon
A Bromsgrove Festival concert
Bromsgrove fest Logo update
(poster download)