Autumn recital

We welcome to the Broadstone Music Series, this October, international superstar musicians, Joely Koos (cello), Sophia Rahman(piano) and Karen Jones (flute).

Joely Koos. Sophia Rahman, Karen Jones

Date: Saturday 30th October 2021 7.30pm
Venue: St John’s Church, Macaulay Road, Broadstone
Tickets: Adults: £15, concession for under 19s : £5
Includes: Interval wine or soft drink.
Social distance seating will be in place at this concert and face masks are advisable.

This recital follows a day of flute and chamber music masterclasses and workshops with these artists for many local young musicians.

Trio for Piano, Flute and ’Cello in G minor Op. 63 ………………………………..Carl Maria Von Weber (1786 – 1826)
Allegro moderato
Scherzo. Allegro vivace
Schäfers Klage (Shepherd’s Lament) Andante espressivo Finale. Allegro

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Sonata for ’Cello and Piano …… 
Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto Sérénade et Final: Modérément animé, fantasque et léger (Final): Animé, léger et nerveux

Frank Martin (1890-1974) Ballade for Flute and Piano ……….. Allegro ben moderato

Bohuslav Martinů  1809-1959 Trio for Flute, ’Cello and Piano Poco Allegretto
Adagio Andante-Allegretto scherzando

Karen Jones – Flute, principal of London Chamber Orchestra and City of London Sinfonia and flute professor at RAM.
She subsequently won a Fulbright Scholarship and Harkness Fellowship to study in Vienna with Wolfgang Schulz and in New York with Thomas Nyfenger. Her early successes include winning the woodwind section of the BBC TV Young Musician of the Year competition and the Gold Medal in the Shell/London Symphony Orchestra Scholarship. Whilst completing her studies in the USA, she was appointed Principal Flute of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, a position she held for 5 years before returning to London.

Karen is in great demand as guest principal flute with all the major London orchestras and ensembles including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia and London Sinfonietta. In addition, Karen is principal flute of both the London Chamber Orchestra and the City of London Sinfonia and in 2014 was invited to play with the World Orchestra for Peace. She combines this with regular solo engagements, chamber music projects and commercial studio work including the film scores to Harry Potter, Sweeney Todd and Bridget Jones.

Previously having held teaching posts at the Royal Northern College of Music and Trinity College of Music, London, Karen has a busy schedule as one of the UK’s leading flute teachers giving masterclasses across the country, as well as coaching for orchestras such as the National Youth Orchestra and Kent Youth Orchestra. In 2004 Karen became a professor at the Royal Academy of Music.

Joely Koos – cello, co principal of London Chamber Orchestra and City of London Sinfonia and cello professor at Trinity Laban
Joely has established herself as a versatile and compelling performer, pursuing a varied musical career as a soloist, orchestral musician and chamber musician. Whittington audiences will no doubt recall her playing the cello and singing beautifully at the same time during the 2021 Festival. 

Joely has appeared at numerous music festivals and is committed to championing new cello works. As soloist, she has premiered several works in the last few years including Haddad’s “In Contradiction” with London Sinfonietta for Radio 3, Roddy William’s “Homage to Bach’s Bouree” with the City of London Sinfonia, Jacob Thompson Bell’s “A Lot Like This” written for her for the Classical/Non-classical festival in Leeds; and a work for voice and cello written for her by her son Theo Gill. More recently she performed Kagel’s “Match” (for 2 cellos and percussion) at Kings Place with her husband the cellist Timothy Gill!

Performing as principal with the English Symphony Orchestra, co-principal with the City of London Sinfonia and the London Chamber Orchestra, Joely is also regularly invited as guest principal with many orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Bournemouth Symphony.

Sophia Rahman – Sophia made the first UK recording of  Florence Price’s piano concerto with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, broadcast on BBC Radio 3. She has also recorded Shostakovich’s piano concerto Op. 35 with the Scottish Ensemble for Linn Records and over 30 chamber music discs for a host of labels including Guild, Resonus, Dutton/Epoch, Naxos, ASV and Champs Hill.

She teaches chamber music on the String Masters programme run by the Irish Chamber Orchestra at the University of Limerick’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. Sophia has acted as a class pianist at IMS/Prussia Cove since 2008, for a variety of maestri including, for the past decade, cellist and Hon. Patron of the Whittington International Chamber Music Festival, Steven Isserlis. Her interest in this work began as a class pianist for the legendary cellist and teacher William Pleeth at the Britten-Pears School. 

She has appeared in recital with Steven Isserlis, violist Thomas Riebl, distinguished wind players such as Karl Leister, Alex Klein, John Anderson and Robert Plane, and works regularly with her partner, the violinist, violist and conductor Andres Kaljuste. 

After early tuition with Antonietta Notariello, Sophia studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School under Peter Norris, with additional guidance from Vlado Perlemuter and Louis Kentner. She took a first-class honours degree in English from King’s College, London and completed her piano studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Alexander Kelly and Malcolm Martineau.

She was the winner of the Royal Overseas League’s Accompanist Award and the Liza Fuchsova Memorial Prize for a chamber music pianist in consecutive years.

Sophia took up the position of Artistic Director of the Whittington International Chamber Music Festival for its thrilling 2021 relaunch year and is delighted to be planning an even fuller programme for the 2022 edition of that festival

Programme to include famous and beautiful trios by Rossini and Martinu as well as a duos between the musicians.

We hope that you will be able to join us for this wonderful evening of music with these superbly talented professionals.

Proceeds from this will contribute to the cost of the recital and any surplus, if available, will be used in support of our Poole Society for Young Musicians charity.

Charity No: 1171893

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