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CMF returns to The Wallace Collection for our 4th annual Summer Residency.

Monday 22nd  Friday 26th July 2019

Featuring six CMF Artists, 2019 sees the residency expanded beyond the popular free lunchtime recitals to include a children’s concert, a performance for dementia sufferers, and an evening concert centred around Schubert’s ‘Trout Quintet’ with guest performer, Sholto Kynoch.

Lunchtime Recitals (free)

The daily lunchtime recitals feature five of our newest 2018 CMF Artists: Ariana Kashefi (cello), Tom Millar (jazz piano), Toby Hughes (double bass), Helen Charlston (mezzo-soprano), and A4 Brass Quartet. Their programmes include music by Brahms, Debussy, Clara Schumann, and Jonathan Bates, a member of A4 Brass Quartet, who also offer a world premiere (the winning entry from their latest composition competition). See below for the full lunchtime recital schedule and programmes.

Children’s Concert with A4 Brass Quartet (free)

A4 Brass Quartet will also present an interactive concert for children and their families (Friday 26th July, 10.30am) during which the audience will have the chance to sing and play along in music ranging from film favourites to Rossini and Tchaikovsky.

‘Discover the Wallace’ with Tom Millar (free)

On Wednesday 24th July, from 2pm, jazz pianist Tom Millar presents an intimate ‘Discover the Wallace’ concert. ‘Discover the Wallace’ is the Collection’s programme for people living with the early stages of dementia and their friends and families. Taking the audience on a trip down memory lane, Tom’s programme will include hits of yesteryear, with songs such as ‘Tea for Two’, ‘Mack the Knife’, and ‘I’ll Be Seeing You’. The performance starts at 3pm, with tea and an opportunity to gently explore the Collection with specialist educators starting from 2pm. This is event is free, but booking is essential. Book here.

Schubert’s Trout (ticketed)

The residency will culminate in our first evening concert at the Collection, an evening of chamber music and song centred around the bubbling ‘Trout Quintet’. Joining to present Schubert’s ever-popular quintet, the Eblana String Trio (2017 CMF Artist) and double bassist Toby Hughes (2018 CMF Artist) collaborate with guest performer, the celebrated pianist Sholto Kynoch. The first half of the concert sees Kynoch join with mezzo-soprano Helen Charlston (2018 CMF Artist) to present a selection of fish-inspired songs, including Schubert’s Die Forelle [The Trout]. Adding dolphins, crayfish, and a few singing fishermen to this lyrical aquarium, Charlston’s programme also includes songs by Mahler, Poulenc & Faure. Tickets start at £25 and are able from the Wallace Collection’s website.

2019 Summer Residency: full schedule and programmes

MONDAY 22nd JULY 1pm

Ariana Kashefi (cello) with Maksim Štšura (piano)

Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)
Sonata for cello and piano
i. Prologue
ii. Sérénade
iii. Finale

Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924)
Après un rêve

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)
Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99
i. Allegro vivace
ii. Adagio affettuoso
iii. Allegro passionate
iv. Allegro molto


Tom Millar (jazz piano)
Programme to be announced on the day


Toby Hughes (double bass) with Daniel King Smith (piano)

Alfred Desenclos (1912 – 1971)
Aria from Aria and Rondo

Vilmos Montag (1908 – 1991)
Sonata for double bass in E minor

Giovanni Bottesini (1821 – 1889)
Elegy No. 1 in D major

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)
Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38
i. Allegro non troppo
ii. Allegretto quasi minuetto
iii. Allegro – Più presto


‘Discover the Wallace’ with Tom Millar (jazz piano)


Helen Charlston (mezzo-soprano) with Adam Cigman-Mark (piano)

Garden Paradise

Alma Mahler (1879 – 1964) 
In meines Vaters Garten

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)
An eine Äolsharfe

Karl Horwitz (1884 – 1925) 
Das Gartenfest

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) 
Im Garten am Seegestade

Clara Schumann (1819 – 1896) 
Die stille Lotosblume

Paul Kletzki (1900 – 1973)
Der tote Park

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) 
Die Mainacht

Paradise Lost

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)

Rudi Stephan (1887 – 1915) 

Karl Horwitz (1884 – 1925) 
Lied eines Knaben

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)
O kühler Wald

Alban Berg (1885 – 1935) 
Vier Gesange, Op. 2

Paradise Remembered

Clara Schumann (1819 – 1896) 
Die gute Nacht, die ich sage dir

Karl Horwitz (1884 – 1925) 
Die Nacht

FRIDAY 26th JULY 10.30am

Children’s Concert with A4 Brass Quartet

FRIDAY 26th JULY 1pm

A4 Brass Quartet

Jonathan Bates (born 1995) 
Toccata 3

Domenico Cimarosa (1749 – 1801) arr. Chris Robertson 
Overture to ‘The Impresario’

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) arr. Chris Robertson 
‘Little’ Fugue in G minor, BWV578

Andy Wareham (born 1994)*
The Code (world premiere)

Kentaro Sato (born 1981) arr. Jonathan Bates 

Percy Grainger (1882 – 1961) arr. Chris Robertson 
Shepherd’s Hey

Béla Bartók (1881 – 1945) arr. Chris Robertson
Six Romanian Folk Dances

Astor Piazzolla (1921 – 1992) arr. Jonathan Bates 

Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918) arr. Illiam Quane 
Arabesque No. 2

Anton Bruckner (1824 – 1896) arr. Chris Robertson 
Locus Iste

Jonathan Bates (born 1995) 
Mists of the Mountains (excerpt)
iii. Requiem from the Tuvan Hills
iv. A Tale of Two Peaks

*A4 Brass Quartet Composition Competition Winner

FRIDAY 26th JULY 7pm

Schubert’s Trout – click here to book tickets

Gustav Mahler (1860 – 1911)
Rheinlegendchen [Little Rhine Legend]

Francis Poulenc (1899 – 1963)
Songs from Le bestiaire:
Le dauphin [The dolphin]
L’écrevisse [The crayfish]
La carpe [The carp]

Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924)
Les berceaux [The cradles]

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
Liebhaber in allen gestalten [Love in all guises]
Erlafsee [Lake Erlaf]
Der Fischer [The fisherman]
Des Fischers Liebesglück [The fisherman’s luck in love]
Das Fischermädchen [The fisher maiden]
Die Forelle [The trout]
Meeres Stille [Calm at sea]
Fischerweise [Fisherman’s ditty]


Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
Piano Quintet in A major ‘Trout’, D. 667

Helen Charlston, mezzo-soprano
Sholto Kynoch, piano
Jonathan Martindale, violin*
Lucy Nolan, viola*
Peggy Nolan, cello*
Toby Hughes, double bass

* members of Eblana String Trio

This weekend City Music Foundation is partnering with Barbican and Culture Mile for Sound Unbound, a free music festival taking place in the City of London.

This weekend-long classical music festival will explore unexpected spaces across Culture Mile, which stretches from Farringdon to Moorgate in the north-west of the Square Mile, celebrating fantastic music alongside the history and heritage of the area.

We’re proud to be presenting five City Music Foundation Artists, Lotte Betts-Dean (mezzo-soprano), Helen Charlston (mezzo-soprano), Tabea Debus (recorders), Bartosz Glowacki (accordion/bandoneon), and Andrey Lebedev (guitar), in venues including The Charterhouse, Piano Smithfield, and St Bartholomew the Less, which will be our base throughout the weekend.

All concerts are free and unticketed. See below for a full schedule!

Saturday 18th May 2019

St Bartholomew the Less, West Smithfield EC1A 9DS

2-2.40pm An Eye for Music from Tabea Debus + Paula Chateauneuf

3.30–4.10pm Viva España! with Andrey Lebedev

4.45–5.25pm An Eye for Music from Tabea Debus + Paula Chateauneuf

6–6.40pm The Anatomy of the Accordion with Bartosz Glowacki

Piano Smithfield, 14 Long Lane EC1A 9PN

1.15-1.55pm Brasiliana from Lotte Betts-Dean + Andrey Lebedev

4-4.40pm History of Tango with Bartosz Glowacki

Charterhouse Great Chamber, Charterhouse Square EC1M 6AN

5-5.40pm Brasiliana from Lotte Betts-Dean + Andrey Lebedev

Sunday 19th May 2019

St Bartholomew the Less, West Smithfield EC1A 9DS

2-2.40pm Viva España! with Andrey Lebedev

3.30–4.10pm An Eye for Music from Tabea Debus + Paula Chateauneuf

4.45–5.25pm Listen, Lovers! from Helen Charlston + Toby Carr

6–6.40pm The Anatomy of the Accordion with Bartosz Glowacki

Piano Smithfield, 14 Long Lane EC1A 9PN

2.30-3.10pm History of Tango with Bartosz Glowacki

5-5.40pm Brasiliana from Lotte Betts-Dean + Andrey Lebedev

Charterhouse Chapel,Charterhouse Square EC1M 6AN

1.45-2.25pm Listen, Lovers! from Helen Charlston + Toby Carr

Notations & Sketches, the debut album from Alexander Soares was released on Rubicon Classics in January 2019 and features solo piano works by Boulez, Dutilleux, and Messiaen.

City Music Foundation is proud to have funded this album, one which has now garnered plaudits from both of the UK’s most prestigious classical music magazines.

Gramophone Magazine (Editor’s Choice, May 2019)
“Although most of these pieces have been collated on various anthologies of French piano music, few of them can match this new release in its balanced conception or consistency of execution… Soares has their measure in abundance, resulting in what could hardly be a more auspicious debut album”

BBC Music Magazine
★★★★ “playing of style and sophistication”

International Piano
”Notations finds Soares matching virtuosity and exploratory curiosity, fierce competition for Pierre-Laurent Aimard and David Fray”

★★★★ ”The debut album from the talented British pianist Alexander Soares showcases several rarities… a perfect avowed approach is a triumph in the nervy” [sic]

Opus Klassiek
“Soares is a brave pianist with a mission. He shows this with bold choice of repertoire and excellent performance”

Musique Classique & Co
“A superb disc – very well produced – a pianist to follow!”

Antoine Préat


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