Grayshott Concerts

    • Your favourite classical music – right in the heart of Grayshott
    • The only UK village regularly staging major works performed by top professional musicians
    • Showcasing some of the world’s best soloists, orchestras, choirs, conductors and composers
    • 4-5 events each year – selling out weeks, often months in advance
    • Supported by ‘Friends of Grayshott Concerts’ who enjoy priority booking

Why endure the hassle, cost and pollution of struggling to far-away venues ....
 .... when ‘Grayshott Concerts’ are within easy reach of home?



Your chance to hear tomorrow's professionals
perform a World-premiere - FREE

We're giving 40 of Hampshire's most promising young brass-players, an inspirational musical day's experience they will never forget!

They will take part in a One-day Workshop and Rehearsal on Saturday 27 October 2018, working with members of the internationally acclaimed London Mozart Players (LMP) to prepare an exciting and challenging programme for the evening public concert.

Works will be played by youngsters in two groups, Grades 2-5 and 6-8 side-by-side with LMP members, who will tutor them throughout the day. LMP will also showcase pieces performed by themselves. LMP professionals will be augmented by three brass band stars for extra excitement.

The evening concert performance will also include the world-premiere of a new work conducted and written specially for the youngsters by Paul Lovatt-Cooper, a prominent young composer whose works have been performed all over the world.

Make no mistake. This is no ordinary children’s concert You can expect to hear some of the best young performers from throughout Hampshire, selected by the Hampshire Music Service, who are responsible for co-ordinating musical instrument tuition and excellence for over 5000 children.

Add in the skills of LMP's orchestral brass specialists plus three stars from the world of brass bands - and by the evening concert, the youngsters will have reached new heights of ability. Last year, with string players, most of us couldn't tell the difference between the older group and the professionals themselves.

The professionals will perform side-by-side with youngsters and will entertain us on their own.

To ensure another packed church, the tickets are entirely FREE (with a retiring collection) but must be applied for in advance on to avoid over-booking.

Booking now open ... CLICK HERE for your FREE tickets

There's even an opportunity to 'Sponsor a Young Musician' – CLICK HERE to make a sponsorship pledge.

Peter Harrison

Co-Founder, Grayshott Concerts
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Classical Music Star returns to Grayshott

One of Classical Music's best-loved performers is returning to Grayshott after a break of two years.

Howard Shelley has a world reputation as an accomplished pianist and conductor, often at the same time, with over 150 CDs to his name.

Having played and conducted a string of Mozart and Beethoven works for Grayshott Concerts, organisers have invited him back on Friday 21 September 2018 to perform a popular programme of works by Schubert, Dvorak - and Shostakovitch. Both Schubert's 'Unfinished Symphony' and Dvorak's lively '8th Symphony' are well known to audiences - but Shostakovitch's '2nd Piano Concerto' has been rather less well-known - until recent times.

Over the last 10 years or so, this beautifully lyrical and melancholy work has been shooting up the popularity polls thanks to the many requests the work receives on Classic FM. In 2017, the work reached No.17 in Classic FM's 'Hall of Fame'. The composer himself, however, writing in 1957, the year of composition, expressed the opinion, with tongue-in-cheek, that the work was "of little artistic merit". Clearly, the public thinks otherwise.

With Shostakovitch's reputation as a somewhat energetic, if not 'noisy' composer, packing his works with percussion, the 2nd Piano Concerto is unexpectedly sublime and instantly appealing. Its languorous melodies linger in the memory long after the performance. So audiences can expect a rewarding experience for a September evening in Grayshott's 'acoustic masterpiece' of St Luke's Church in the heart of the village.

Howard Shelley, Grayshott Concerts' Associate Artist will perform the Concerto and conduct the music group's Orchestra-in-Residence, the renowned London Mozart Players.

Early booking is recommended as every Grayshott Concert since 2004 has sold out in advance.

 

 

 

NEXT EVENT

21st September 2018

Finished & Unfinished

TFlute and Harp

With the London Mozart Players

Directed by Howard Shelley

Schubert : 'Unfinished' Symphony No 8 in B minor D.759

Dvorak : Symphony No 8 in G major Op.88

Plus one of the most unexpectedly popular, lyrical, sublime but fun works on Classic Fm : Shostakovich : Piano Concerto no 2 in F op.102 - Soloist Howard Shelley shows how its done !

at

St Luke's Church
Grayshott
GU26 6LF

Start 7.30 pm

Optional -
Pre-concert Supper at Applegarth

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