D’Arcy Trinkwon raises the curtain on the Year of Music’s Monday organ recitals. His varied programme showcases the organ’s vast palette, including Kjell Mørk Karlsen’s wonderful Introduction & Passacaglia on B.A.C.H., and concluding with Jongen’s blazing Toccata.
As intoxicating, rich and elaborately layered as the finest Austrian desserts, Opera North’s traditional New Year celebration will whisk you off down the Danube in the company of guest soprano Jennifer France and conductor Christoph Altstaedt (Opera North’s Hansel and Gretel; Don Giovanni).
A highlight in the Kirklees Concert Season calendar, join the Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North in a seasonal celebration that will have you feeling festive in no time.
Welsh soprano and Opera North regular Fflur Wyn is accompanied by Head of Music David Cowan for an exploration of folk-inspired songs from around Europe and North America.
Francesca Massey makes her first visit to play at the Town Hall. Celebrating Franck’s bi-centenary, the arresting Pièce héroïque and declamatory Final book-end the recital, around Whitlock’s solemn Fantasie Choral and Roger-Ducasse’s dramatic showpiece Pastorale, his only piece for the organ.
Peter Wright, formerly Organist and Director of Music of Southwark Cathedral, plays iconic works from continental Europe. Bach’s transcription of Vivaldi’s concerto for two violins sits alongside Lionel Rogg’s ‘neo-baroque’ Partita, before Dupré’s virtuosic Variations provide a whirlwind conclusion.
We mark Halloween with a programme of spooky pieces! Bach’s dramatic Toccata & Fugue sets the scene, followed by Barber’s haunting Adagio and Vierne’s mysterious and other-worldly Fantômes. Boëllmann’s grand Suite gothique closes with the popular – and eerie – Toccata.
Stephen Disley returns to Huddersfield to put the Town Hall organ through its paces! His programme includes atmospheric works by Bach and Jeanne Joulain, three of Demessieux’s choral preludes, and ends with Leroy Anderson’s catchy The Typewriter, in Thomas Trotter’s arrangement.
In a small ensemble featuring tabla (hand drums), and the droning strings of the tanpura, the complexity of Eeshar Singh's santoor (a hammered dulcimer) produces a beautifully raw and resonant sound. In this concert the Yorkshire-based virtuoso will explore afternoon ragas in the North Indian classical style, crafting narratives and exploring the spiritual significance of his instrument.
Jonathan Scott demonstrates the full capabilities of Huddersfield Town Hall’s magnificent organ in an unmissable programme of orchestral transcriptions and original works for solo organ, including the famous Largo from Dvořák's 'New World' Symphony, and Wagner's Ride of the Valkyrie