June Newsletter

Published: June 4, 2018
Dear Amigos,
The 2017/18 concert season is going out with a surprise and it looks like a good one.
On the weekend bad news came in about our June artist, the Hungarian pianist Istvan Lajko, who broke a leg and upon medical advice cannot play for several weeks. We wish him a speedy recovery.
Fortunately there was enough time for me to find a wonderful replacement, so the good news is Konstantin Lapshin.
Konstantin is a Russian pianist on a European concert tour with a suitable gap in his schedule and enough flexibility and dedication to his art to come to our rescue.  He will be arriving on Tuesday, June 12th in the afternoon just in time to get ready to sit by our Yamaha for the concert at 19:00.
And I am thrilled to give your here his programme choice for the two recitals on Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th, 2018:
Konstantin Lapshin  – piano
Programme 1  on 12.06.2018:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) – Fantasy in D minor, KV 397
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) – Fantasy op. 17
– ‚Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen’
– ‚Mäßig. Durchaus energisch’
– ‚Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten’
— Intermission — 
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788) – Fantasy in F sharp minor, Wq 67
– ‚Sehr traurig und ganz langsam’
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) – 5 of 7 Fantasias, op. 116
Franz Liszt (1811-1886) – Après une Lecture du Dante: Fantasie quasi Sonate, S.161 Nr. 7
Programme 2 on 14.06.2018:
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) – Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor op. 36
Peter I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) – The Seasons, June: Barcarolle
Peter I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) – Selections from the Nutcracker Suite op. 71a (Arr. Pletnev)
– March
– Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
– Intermezzo
– Trépak
– Chinese Dance
– Andante Maestoso
— Intermission — 
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) – Three Préludes
– ‚Ondine’
– ‚La Danse de Puck’
Franz Liszt (1811-1886) – Piano Sonata in B flat minor
Need I say more? 
Please make your reservations as usual by email with 
reservasconcertos@gmail.com or call Cristina on 914797980
And let me use this last mailing of the 2017/18 season to pass on to you my Invitation to Rejoin for the coming membership season of 2018/19.
The attached Renewal Form with complete concert schedule and confirmed dates also gives you opportunity to give the Treasurer your cash/cheque at one of the last two concerts next week.
I look forward to seeing you at Os Agostos, and if we miss each other, let me wish you a very good summer. We  shall start the new season as usual with the AGM preceding the first September concert on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018.
Helga Hampton
at Os Agostos
E-mail: helga.hampton@btinternet.com
www: http://www.amigos-de-musica.org

Membership Renewal Form 2018-19

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