31st March 2021 I 7.00pm I Online
The iconic song cycle Winterreise, 'Winter's Journey', is the ultimate collection of soul searching songs by the romantic composer Franz Schubert, who wrote this music shortly before the end of his short life. It will be sung by bass baritone Jeremy Leaman, accompanied by pianist Beate Toyka. Both artists are UK Midlands based. They are connected in their love of German language and poetry as expressed in Schubert's beautiful music.
The concert will take place in the noble chapel of Trent College, Nottingham. It will be recorded and broadcast by fsrecord who will also manage the CD recording to take place later in April. Please head to the www.fsrecords.co.uk/schubert for information on the artists, and a translation of the songs.
Funds raised by this concert will go to the Child Poverty Action Group, https://act.cpag.org.uk/donate
Cello & Piano Recital
24th April 2021 I 7.00pm I St. Alkmund's Church, Duffield
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4
An evening of Beethoven, Sollima and Schostakovich with cellist Katherine Jenkinson and Beate. Katherine was born and educated in Derby before gaining a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music to study Cello Performance. Both Katherine and Beate have performed for Music at Duffield on numerous occasions, Katherine as a member of the Luventus Ensemble and the Aquinas Piano Trio and Beate as a member of the Derby Piano Quartet and as a piano soloist. They are both well known to Derby audiences as recent soloists with Derby Concert Orchestra.
15th May 2021 I 7.30pm I St. Mary's Church, Wirksworth
Beate will play Beethoven's stunning fourth Piano Concerto with the Derby Concert Orchestra, an ensemble which she is proud to have collaborated with extensively over the past 15 years. This concerto is very close to Beate's heart and marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth in 1770, which we were unable to celebrate as planned last year. Under conductor Jonathan Trout, the orchestra will also perform Vaughan William's iconic London Symphony and Marquez' fiery Conga del Fuego.