St. John’s Smith Square, London (7:30pm, 24th April)

PLG Young Artists Spring Series 2017

Joy Lisney, SOLO CELLO   |   Laefer Saxophone Quartet

Ligeti   Solo Cello Sonata

Jan Vriend   Symphonic Dances for solo cello (world premiere)

Bennett   Saxophone Quartet

Charlotte Harding   New work for Saxophone Quartet (world premiere)

Joy Lisney   New work for solo cello (world premiere)

George Crumb   Sonata for solo cello

Giles Swayne   New work for saxophone quartet (world premiere)

Mendelssohn   Capriccio Op. 81 No. 3 (for saxophone quartet)

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St. George’s, Bristol (19th March, 7:30pm)

Joy Lisney violoncello
James Lisney piano

Beethoven  Variations on Mozart’s ‘Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen’ WoO46
George Crumb  Sonata for Solo Cello
Schubert  Sonata in A minor, D 821 ‘Arpeggione’
Beethoven  Variations on Mozart’s ‘Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen’ WoO45
Ligeti  Sonata for Solo Cello
Brahms ‘Regenlied’ Sonata, Op 78*

Following an extraordinary journey through the Beethoven cello sonatas at St George’s two years ago, word soon spread that this was a very special musical partnership –  and now cellist Joy Lisney is back, en route to the Leipzig Gewandhaus, with a new programme created and performed with her father, pianist James Lisney.  This is the perfect chance to hear some of the best known and loved pieces for cello and piano in one sitting: from the operatic variations that link those two masters of invention, Beethoven and Mozart, and the deep romantic sighs of Chopin’s Cello Sonata, to the avant-garde musings of American composer George Crumb and the joyful, dancelike sequences of Schubert’s ‘Arpeggione’ Sonata.

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Leighton House Museum, London (7:30pm, 11th March)

The acclaimed Lisney Duo will be performing a varied programme with romantic sonatas by Schubert and Brahms at its heart. The vigour and vitality of two sets of Beethoven variations and two short tasters from the twentieth century complete this concert which is part of a tour visiting many other UK and European venues and concludes at the Leipzig Gewandhaus.

Beethoven - Variations on Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen WoO 46
Crumb - Sonata for violoncello
Schubert - Sonata in a, D 871 Arpeggione
Beethoven - Variations on Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen opus 66
Ligeti - Sonata for violoncello
Brahms - Sonata, opus 78

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