MERRY CHRISTMAS…….. Frohe Weihnachten……………..Boas Festas……..
December, the month for reminiscences and summaries, for reflections and stock-taking as all the
years; but this year, 2012, I for one will not look back – only forward. And what is the next best thing? Christmas ! yes!!! and lets all be merry and fröhlich and feliz that we have made it here despite it all.
We are winners, for we have music, and I am happy to be able to assure you that there will be plenty of that to come.
The Christmas and New Years Concerts straddle the years with programmes that deserve a special notice: The trio of Sunita Mamtani, cello, Ute Kerner, violin and Julian Riem, piano have put together what can only be called “raisins”. (Make your reservation now via email@example.com – Marie will be away until Dec. 27th)
December 29th, 2012
Debussy’s “Images” for piano solo Martinu Variations on a Slovak theme
Bloch “Prayer” for cello and piano de Falla for violin and pianpo
Dvorak “Dumky” Trio
January 5th, 2013
Beethoven “Gassenhauer Trio” Rachmaninoff “Trio élégiaque” No.1
Brahms, Trio No. 2, op 87
I am so sorry that I shall not be able to listen to all this gorgeous music with you – we are
The Barry Shaw Memorial Concert on January 27th, 2013, which is by invitation only, is now fully booked, and it promises to be a fitting celebration of our deceased President’s life.
February, as all coming months, is bringing a new
international world-class artist to the Amigos:
The Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen is introducing himself to us in a very classical concert of music by Mozart, Grieg, Nielsen, Schumann, finishing with Sibelius’ “Finlandia”, of course !!!
February 19th and 21st, 2013
March is reserved for the Italian/French/Portuguese Trio “A Piacere” – programme to be announced
March 13th and 16th, 2013
April we shall welcome the Australian Craig Ogden and his guitar – he is coming with his family.
April 10th and 13th, 2013
May will give the Spanish pianist Javier Perianes another chance to show us his remarkable artistry
April 30th and May 3rd, 2013
June is the finale of the present season, and the Belgian pianist Steven Vanhauwaert comes to us.
June 11th and 14th, 2013
What else can I say? Great music to come, to look forward to and to enjoy in the circle of friends.
Have a good Christmas and lets all make the best of 2013.
Helga Hampton , President