What’s on

2017-18 / 62nd Season

NOTE: This PLG season is more limited than usual because of the closure for refurbishment of Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, which in past seasons have housed a very substantial number of PLG events. The PLG is back on Southbank Centre on Tue 10 July (see below) and, of course, for performances during 2018/19, the PLG’s 63rd Season.

During 2017/18, the PLG presents events at Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Princess Alexandra Hall / Royal Over-Seas League, Kings Place, St James’s Piccadilly, St Martin-in-the-Fields Trafalgar Square and St Margaret’s Westminster, next to Westminster Abbey.


Upcoming Events


June 22, 2018 1:00 pm - St Martin-in-the-Fields

ALBANY PIANO TRIO -

Judith Bingham: Chapman's Pool

Ravel: Trio in A minor

Admission free/Tickets not required


June 27, 2018 1:10 pm - St James's Piccadilly

MATILDA LLOYD - trumpet

CAMERON RICHARDSON-EAMES - piano

Enescu: Légende

Deborah Pritchard: Seven Halts to the Somme...

JS Bach/Allen Chen: Concerto in D, BWV 972

Jacques Castérède: Sonatine

Admission free/Tickets not required


July 10, 2018 7:45 pm - Southbank Centre's Purcell Room at the Queen Elizabeth Hall

WAKA HASEGAWA & JOSEPH TONG - piano duo

Mozart: Andante & Variations, K.501

David Matthews: Haydn Variations, Op.144 (2017)(London premiere) David Matthews 75th Birthday

Schubert: Fantasy in F minor, D.940

Daniel Kidane: Jungle (2017) (London Premiere)

Edwin Roxburgh: Homage to Debussy

Debussy, arr.Debussy: La Mer - Debussy died 100 years ago

Tickets: £20 £15 £10 / Tel: 03879 9555 / online: southbankcentre.co.uk


July 16, 2018 1:00 pm - St Martin-in-the-Fields

OLGA STEZHKO - solo piano

Debussy: Images, Book 1

John Adams: China Gates

Scriabin: Two Dances Op.73

Debussy: Six Épigraphes antiques

Scriabin: Vers la flame, Op.72

Admission on free/Tickets not required


July 16, 2018 7:30 pm - Wigmore Hall

SOLEM STRING QUARTET -

MATILDA LLOYD - trumpet

CAMERON RICHARDSON-EAMES - piano

JS Bach/Allen Chen: Concerto in D, BWV 972

Jacques Castérède: Sonatine

Bartók: String Quartet No.4

Enescu: Légende

Deborah Pritchard: Seven Halts to the Somme

Beethoven: Quartet in C major (Razumovsky). Op.59, No.3

Tickets: £20 £18 £14 £12 £10 / Tel:020 7935 2141 / online: wigmore-hall.org.uk


August 27, 2018 1:00 pm - St Martin-in-the-Fields

MATILDA LLOYD - trumpet

LEO NICHOLSON - piano

Programme to include::

Telemann: Trumpet Concerto in D major

Oskar Böhme: Trumpet Concerto in F minor, Op. 18

Charles Chaynes: Trumpet Concerto

Admission free/Tickets not required


Past Events


September 27, 2017 1:10 pm - St James’s Piccadilly

MATTHEW SCOTT - clarinet

CHRISTINE ZERAFA - piano

Joseph Horowitz: Sonatina for clarinet and piano (1981)

Saint-Saëns: Clarinet Sonata inE flat major, Op. 167 (1921)

Paul Patterson: Conversations, Op. 25 (1974)

Admission free/No tickets required


October 3, 2017 1:00 pm - St Martin-in-the-Fields

MARIA MARCHANT - solo piano

Clara Schumann: Notturno;Polonaise (Soirées Musicales, Op. 6)

Bantock: Reverie;Lyric Poem

Ireland: Month's Mind

Ireland/Roderick Williams: Sea Fever

Roderick Williams: Goodwood by the Sea

Schubert/Liszt: Am Meer; Liebesbotschaft (Schwanengesang, D957)

Liszt: Ballade in B minor

Admission free/No tickets required


October 25, 2017 1:10 pm - St James's Piccadilly

THE HERMES EXPERIMENT - soprano/clarinet/harp/double bass

Josephine Stephenson: tanka

Darren Bloom: Second Fig

Bach/Pashley: Prelude in D Major

Schofield: My Hands

Prokofiev : Visions Fugitives, Op. 22, Nos. 1,7,8 and 16

Freya Waley-Cohen: We Phoenician Sailors

Admission free/No tickets required


November 27, 2017 1:00 pm - St Martin-in-the-Fields

A4 BRASS QUARTET -

Jonathan Bates: Toccata 3

Bernstein/Thomas: Overture, Candide

Joseph Kosma/Bates: Autumn Leaves

Thomas Doss: Moskito

Kentaro Sato/Bates: Tsunangari

Christian Overhead: 5 Miniatures

Percy Grainger/Bates: Molly on the Shore

John Hartmann/Bates: La Belle Américaine

Bruckner;Robertson: Locus Iste

Jonathan Bates: A Tale of Two Peaks

Admission free/No tickets required


November 29, 2017 1:10 pm - St James's Piccadilly

TRITIUM TRIO - clarinet/cello/piano

Scott L. Miller: Elegy

Giles Easterbrook: Clarinet Trio 'Auf dem ersten grun'

Leighton: Fantasy on an American Hymntune

Admission free/No tickets required


December 4, 2017 1:10 pm - St James's Piccadilly

MAX WELFORD / KATHERINE TINKER - clarinet/piano

Gerald Finzi: Five Bagatelles

Arnold Bax: Clarinet Sonata

John Ireland: Fantasy-Sonata

Admission free / No tickets required


December 12, 2017 1:00 pm - St Martin-in-the-Fields

JOY LISNEY - solo cello

J.S.Bach: Chaconne, arr. For solo cello, BMW 1009

Joy Lisney: ScordaturA for solo cello (PLG Commission)

Britten: Suite for Cello, No. 3 Op. 87

Admission free / No tickets required


January 7, 2018 6:30 pm - Kings Place, York Way, N1 In association with the London Chamber Music Society

BENYOUNES QUARTET -

HARRY COMERON-PENNY - clarinet

Debussy: String Quartet, Op 10

Poul Ruders: Clarinet Quintet (2014) (UK Premiere) (in the presence of the Composer)

Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581

Tickets: £14.50 / Box Office 020 7520 1490


January 9, 2018 1:00 pm - St Martin-in-the-Fields

LAURA SNOWDEN - solo guitar

J.C.Bach/Bream: Suite No. 3, BMW 1009

Laura Snowden: Anpao

Fernando Sor: Introduction and Variations on a Theme of Mozart, Op. 9

Admission free / Tickets not required


February 4, 2018 7:30 pm - Wigmore Hall

EUNSLEY PARK/MARIA TARASEWICZ - violin/piano

JOY LISNEY - solo cello

Schubert: Sonatina in D major for violin and piano, Op. 137, D.384 (1816)

Britten: Suite No. 3 for solo cello

Joy Lisney: ScordaturA (2016) (PLG Commission)

J.S.Bach: Chaconne in D minor, arr. for solo cello, BMW 1009

Franck: Sonata in A major for violin and piano (1886)

Tickets: £20 £18 £14 £12 £10 / Tel: 020 7935 2141 / online: wigmore-hall.org.uk


February 21, 2018 1:10 pm - St James's Piccadilly

GILDAS QUARTET -

Schubert: Quartet in E flat major, D87

Ligeti: Quartet No. 1 ‘Metamorphoses Nocturnes’

Admission free / Tickets not required


March 4, 2018 1:10 pm - St James's Piccadilly

DUO FANTASIA -

Imma Setiadi/Rusne Mikiskaite - piano / saxophone

Debussy: Rhapsodie for alto saxophone and piano

Françaix: Cinq Danses Exotiques

Debussy: Feux d'Artifice (from Preludes Book 2)

Ravel: Piece en forme de Habañera

John Carmichael: Aria et Finale

Admission free / No tickets required


March 26, 2018 1:00 pm - St Martin-in-the-Fields

ALKE STRING QUARTET -

Haydn: The Seven Last Words from The Cross

Admission free / Tickets not required


April 23, 2018 7:00 pm - Princess Alexandra Hall at the Royal Over-Seas League 5 Park Place, off St James’s Street, SW1 In association with ROSL Arts

BERNSTEIN AT THE PIANO : LEONARD BERNSTEIN 100th Anniversary A unique event in the Bernstein 100th Anniversary Celebrations -

HUMPHREY BURTON - speaker

DOMINIC DEGAVINO - solo piano & piano duo

JOSEPH HOUSTON - solo piano

GAMAL KHAMIS - solo piano & piano duo

NATHAN WILLIAMSON - solo piano

Bernstein: 29 Anniversary Pieces - UK Premiere

Bernstein: Piano Sonata

Bernstein: West Side excerpts

Copland/Bernstein: Piano Sonata

Bernstein: Candide excerpts

Tickets £15 / PLG & ROSL Friends £12 / Students £5 / Tel: 020 7408 0214


April 25, 2018 1:10 pm - St James's Piccadilly

LAEFER SAXOPHONE QUARTET -

Richard Rodney Bennett: Saxophone Quartet

Giles Swayne: Leapfrog

Mendelssohn/Trillaud: Four Pieces, Op. 81

Admission free / Tickets not required


May 7, 2018 7:30 pm - Wigmore Hall

ELIZABETH KARANI - soprano

EDMUND WHITEHEAD - piano

LAEFER SAXOPHONE QUARTET -

Rachmaninov: Six Romances, Op.4

Rimsky-Korsakov: Two Songs

Richard Rodney Bennett: Saxophone Quartet

Giles Swayne: Leapfrog (PLG Commission)

Menotti: Five Songs

Berners: Three English Songs

Mendelssohn: Four Pieces, Op.81 (arr.Trillaud)(sax quartet)

Tickets: £20,£18,£14,£12,£10/ Tel:020 7935 2141/online: wigmore-hall.org.uk


May 8, 2018 1:00 pm - St Martin-in-the-Fields

MATTHEW SCOTT - clarinet

CHRISTINE ZERAFA - piano

Bernstein: Sonata for clarinet and piano

Debussy: Premiere Rhapsody

Joseph Horowitz: Sonatina for clarinet and piano

Bizet arr. Sarasate-Baldeyrou: Carmen Fantasy

Admission free/Tickets not required


May 14, 2018 12:45 am - St Margaret's Westminster by Westminster Abbey

MINERVA PIANO TRIO -

Andrzej Panufnik: Piano Trio,Op.1

Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No.1 in C minor, Op.66

Admission free/Tickets not required


May 21, 2018 12:45 pm - St Margaret's Westminster by Westminster Abbey

ALAUDA STRING QUARTET -

Webern: Langzamersatz

Beethoven: String Quartet, Op.18 No.1

Mendelssohn: Capriccio, Op.14

Admission free/Tickets not required


May 28, 2018 12:45 pm - St Margaret's Westminster by Westminster Abbey

EUNSLEY PARK - Violin

MARIA TARASEWICZ - Piano

Schubert: Violin Sonatina in D. Op. 137, No.2, D.385

Schumann: Violin Sonatina No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105

Admission free/Tickets not required


May 30, 2018 1:10 pm - St James's Piccadilly

LUBA TUNICLIFFE - viola

GAMAL KHAMIS - piano

Rebecca Clarke: Sonata for Viola & Piano

Thea Musgrave: In the Still of the Night for solo viola - Thea Musgrave 90th Birthday

Paul Hindemith: Sonata Op.25 No.4 for Viola & Piano

Admission free/Tickets not required


June 4, 2018 12:45 pm - St Margaret's Westminster by Westminster Abbey

JULIAN VICKERS & DANIEL BOVEY - guitar duo

Falla arr. Vickers/Bovey: Danza Espanola No.1 (from 'La Vida Breve')

Rameau: Pièces de Clavecin

Nin-Culmell arr. Vickers/Bovey: Tonadas (excerpts)

Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Prelude and Fugue in B major

Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Prelude and Fugue in F sharp minor

Koshkin: Concertino in A Minor

Admission free/Tickets not required


June 11, 2018 12:45 pm - St Margaret's Westminster by Westminster Abbey

LAEFER SAXOPHONE QUARTET -

Gabriel Piernè: Introduction et variations sur une ronde populaire

Charlotte Harding: Sub to street, to scraping the sky

Guillermo Lago: Ciudades: Montevideo, Tokyo, Sarajevo, Addis Ababa

Glazunov: Saxophone Quartet in Bb major Opus 109: III Finale

Admission free/Tickets not required


June 18, 2018 12:45 pm - St Margaret's Westminster by Westminster Abbey

SOLEM STRING QUARTET -

Bartók: String Quartet No. 4

Beethoven: Quartet in C major, Op.59 No.3 (Razumovsky)

Admission free/Tickets not required