This Season’s Programme
Abbotsholme Arts Society
53rd Concert Season
Welcome to our 53rd season of concerts in the beautiful and intimate setting of Abbotsholme School on the Staffordshire and Derbyshire border.
We are particularly glad to be able to present concerts again after a long period of silence, and we hope that you will enjoy the artists we have chosen to perform for you.
We begin our season with the renowned soprano, Lucy Crowe, who grew up in Burton-on-Trent, and is now enjoying an international career in opera and on the concert platform. Her recital includes Richard Strauss’ voluptuous Four Last Songs, and the Berg Seven Early Songs – a veritable feast for the ears!
This season features young artists from the Royal Northern College of Music alongside established professionals. Abbotsholme has always prided itself on discovering new talent, and we are sure that Victor Lim and the Hillon Piano Trio, current students at the RNCM, are musicians whose careers are on the brink of great things.
Some names will be more familiar to our members: Martin Roscoe makes his welcome return to Abbotsholme, and the Brodksy Quartet are closing our season with one of Beethoven’s late, great, string quartets. And the internationally renowned violinist, Jack Liebeck, makes a welcome return to Abbotsholme with music of Beethoven and Fauré.
Our featured chamber ensembles this year include a quartet of principal players from the Hallé Orchestra, and the delightfully entertaining Four Girls Four Harps, with a programme of seasonal favourites for Christmas.
In these challenging times we have taken all precautions to make our concerts safe for audience and artists alike. This season’s concerts will be one-hour recitals with no interval, and we will be observing social distancing at all events.
We very much look forward to welcoming you to Abbotsholme this season!