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The Marryat Players Chamber Music Festival

15 June 2019
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Jointly, we are pleased to offer DKUK members “the Friends of the Marryat Players” ticket discounts as well as a complimentary programme and a glass of wine in the interval.

15 June 2019
20:00 – 22:00
Marryat Players
3 Marryat Road
SW19 5BB
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Members price: £20 incl. VAT Non Members: £23 incl. VAT

Dear Members and Friends,

We welcome you all to enjoy a special evening on Saturday 15th June at The Marryat Players Chamber Music Festival set in charming Wimbledon Village.

With an award-winning line-up of string players and piano you will be treated to Joseph Haydn’s famous Piano Trio in G major ‘Gypsy Rondo’, Hob XV:25 and Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Suite for two violins, cello and piano left hand, Op.23 before interval drinks in the garden. That will be followed by Judith Weir’s The Bagpiper’s String Trio and Antonín Dvořák’s exuberant String Sextet in A major, Op.48.

This annual festival was founded in 2010 by fellow DKUK member Margaret Lewisohn.

A great way to enjoy a Saturday summer evening in Wimbledon Village right by Wimbledon Common. There are plenty of good eateries nearby, so why not plan your supper same day first, and then continue on to an evening of music? 

We hope to see you there!

Kind regards,

DKUK Team 

PLEASE NOTE! When you sign up you will email The Marryat Players directly and your enquiry and contact details will be handled by them, the organisers of the Festival.

Please check “Sign up” tab to see how to sign up.

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20.00: Start

Vlad Maistorovici, Tai Murray violins
Jenny Lewisohn, Hannah Shaw, Jennifer Stumm violas
Ashok Klouda, Bartholomew LaFollette, Peteris Sokolovskis cellos
Zeynep Özsuca piano

Joseph Haydn – Piano Trio in G major ‘Gypsy Rondo’, Hob XV:25

Haydn spent much of his working life at Esterházy in Hungary where he often heard local musicians playing gypsy music. The trio’s finale – the Gypsy Rondo – is usually performed at breakneck speed. Composed in London in 1795, this is Haydn’s best known piano trio.

Erich Wolfgang – Korngold Suite for two violins, cello and piano left hand, Op.23

The virtuoso pianist Paul Wittgenstein tragically lost his right arm during the First World War. To be able to continue with his career he commissioned Korngold, who was fêted in Vienna, to write music for him to play.  With its soaring melodies and rich sonorities, the suite, composed in 1930, is regarded as a masterpiece.

Interval drinks in the garden

Judith Weir – The Bagpiper’s String Trio

This  short  and  engaging  work  by  Judith  Weir  tells  the  story  of  an  18th-century  bagpiper  called  James  Reid  who was captured by the English in 1746 and executed after his bagpipes were classified as a weapon. This string trio was first performed in 1985.

Antonín Dvořák– String Sextet in A major, Op.48

Composed over two weeks in May 1878, the sextet was immediately acclaimed and became the first of Dvořák’s compositions  to  enjoy  international  success.  The exuberant  melodies  are  full  of spontaneity  and  Slavonic  folk inflections.

22.00: Approx End of evening

How to sign up:

Send an email to The Marryat Players with subject: DKUK member sign up – Saturday 15th June, 8.00pm

Please inform them about:

  • Your membership of DKUK
  • Name of buyer
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Number of tickets you wish to acquire

Payment can be made by:

  • Online banking – Account name: Marryat Players, Account number: 40350907, Sort Code: 20-96-89
  • Cheque, payable to “Marryat Players”, posted to Margaret Lewisohn, 3 Marryat Road, London SW19 5BB
    Tickets will be posted once payment has been received.

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The Marryat Players gave their first orchestral concert in October 2000 and since then have gone on to give several concerts each year, both in the Great Hall at King’s College School, Wimbledon, as well as a weekend of chamber music concerts by award-winning musicians at 3 Marryat Road, Wimbledon Village, in June. The first Marryat Players jazz workshop was held this April.

The Marryat Players Chamber Orchestra is made up of 40 talented young musicians who come together in the Easter holidays to rehearse intensively for five days at the orchestra’s home in Marryat Road.  The players are supported by young professional musicians and music students who act as mentors, as well as being guided by conductors including Alexander Baillie, Tim Boulton, Matthias Feile, Robert Max and Leandro Silvera.  Their repertoire stretches from Bach to Piazzolla, and includes five new compositions written especially for the orchestra.  The Marryat Players have worked with several celebrated soloists including Nicola Benedetti, Alina Ibragimova and Piers Lane. 

In 2015, the Marryat Players launched their first Chamber Music Festival at 3 Marryat Road. This summer will see the fifth festival take place under the patronage of distinguished cellist Steven Isserlis.  The festival, which takes place from 13th to 16th June 2019, comprises concerts by award-winning musicians, a lecture and an education programme for three young string ensembles.

Website: https://www.marryatplayers.com