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Plush Music Festival No 1

July 15, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 pm


This summer we bring you another exciting programme of classical, contemporary and jazz performances in the magical setting of St John’s, Plush. BBC New Generation artists Pavel Kolesnikov and Samson Tsoy launch the 2016 season in July with a compelling programme of Beethoven and Stravinsky piano music. Our new ‘Encounters’ events bring together inspiring musicians to explore sounds from jazz and improvisation to tango and Indian tabla. Musicians include pianist Joanna MacGregor OBE and rising star Andrew McCormack, percussionist Adriano Adewale and virtuoso violinist Thomas Gould. We celebrate the work of composer-in-residence Oliver Knussen over the August bank holiday, with an ensemble including soprano Claire Booth and pianist Tim Horton performing works by Schumann, Brahms and Mozart alongside contemporary pieces for ensemble and solo artists. Talks, Open Rehearsals, a Film screening and Cabaret show starring Zoë Martlew complement a full and very stimulating weekend. World renowned groups Trio Dali and the Doric String Quartet join us for the first time, with an inspired programme of Bartók, Adès and Schubert’s Quintet completing the season.             Adrian Brendel Music Director

This first programme features Emerging Artists, featuring Pavel Kolesnikov and Samson Tsoy on piano, playing an exciting mix of Beethoven and Stravinsky.

Beethoven Sonata in G, Op. 14, No. 2 (Kolesnikov) Beethoven Bagatelles, Op. 126 (Tsoy) Beethoven Grosse Fugue, Op. 133 (Kolesnikov, Tsoy) ~ Stravinsky Rite of Spring (Kolesnikov, Tsoy) Pavel Kolesnikov is a BBC New Generation artist making his Proms debut this year. He returns to Plush with regular piano duo partner and prize winning student from the Moscow conservatory, Samson Tsoy. They perform Igor Stravinsky’s magnificent transcription of his ‘Rite of Spring’ for four hand piano and the no less technically demanding Beethoven’s ‘Grosse Fugue’. Two solo pieces open the concert: Beethoven’s exquisite early period sonata, and his final piano works, the cycle of six Bagatelles.


July 15, 2016
7:30 am - 10:00 pm


Kat Brendel
020 3286 1885


St John’s.
Plush, Dorset DT2 7RJ United Kingdom + Google Map
0203 286 1885