Join us for Little Things in Odd Shapes 2024!

A series of live concerts featuring music of the baroque, classical and folk, on period instruments
at Heath Street Baptist Church
84 Heath Street, Hampstead, NW3 1DN
Homemade food and drinks available at all concerts

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THIS WEEKEND...

#5- Friday 1st March 7.30pm

KEY-CROSSED LOVERS

music Mr & Mrs Lebrun/Danzi and their friends Gatti & Mozart
ISTANTE COLLECTIVE

Join us as we look through the keyhole of music into the life and times of Mr and Mrs Danzi-Lebrun. Through their partnership of life and composition they brought a sense of divine melody and song all across Europe. Signora Lebrun was best known as a soprano with extraordinary coloratura abilities, however perhaps equally if not more unusual was the fact that (as a woman composer) she had published in 1780, two sets of violin sonatas. We complete the programme with music by ‘friends’ of the Lebruns, Mozart and Gatti.

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W.A.Mozart - extract from ‘Gran Partita’ K 361
arranged by C.F.G. Schwencke for violin, oboe, viola , cello and fortepiano

L.Gatti - quartet for oboe and string trio in C major

Franziska Danzi-Lebrun - 2 sonatas for violin and fortepiano op1/2

L.A.Lebrun - concerto n.1 in D minor in a new arrangement for
oboe, violin , viola , cello, fortepiano by Robert Percival

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ISTANTE COLLECTIVE
Nicola Barbagli - oboe
Beatrice Scaldini - violino
Joanne Miller - viola
Cristina Vidoni - cello
Jacopo Raffaele - fortepiano

#6 - Saturday 2nd March 7.30pm

A FORTEPIANO AFFAIR

music by Mozart, Danzi, Rossetti, Haydn
ISTANTE COLLECTIVE & HILARY CRONIN

F. Danzi - Sextet op.10 in E Flat for for oboe, 2 violas, 2 horns and cello
W.A.Mozart - 'Andante' from fortepiano concerto K414
A.Rossetti - Notturno in D for oboe, 2 horns, violin , viola and cello
W.A.Mozart - 'ch'io mi scordi di te' - concert aria for soprano, fortepiano & ensemble K505

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ISTANTE COLLECTIVE
Hilary Cronin - soprano
Nicola Barbagli - oboe
Beatrice Scaldini & Christiane Eidsten Dahl - violins
Nichola Blakey & Sam Kennedy - violas
David Horwich & Peter Moutoussis - horns
Dominika Maszczynska- fortepiano

#7 - Sunday 3rd March 6pm

RAUTIO PIANO TRIO - CD launch

‘Exploring theme & variations’ music by Beethoven & Haydn

Join the Rautio Piano Trio for a special concert launching their second album of Beethoven Trios on Resonus Classics, part of their wider project to record the complete cycle on fortepiano. The Trio will perform music from their new album alongside Haydn’s well-loved Gipsy Rondo trio.

This special concert will also feature an ‘artists in conversation’ event where the musicians talk about their approach to playing on historical instruments and invite questions from the audience. The programme will explore the wit, charm and inventiveness of ’theme and variations’ shown in each work and the development of Beethoven’s writing for the genre.

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    Programme

Beethoven Op.44 Trio Theme & Variations,
Haydn Gipsy Rondo Trio in G Hob XV:25,
Beethoven Op.11 Trio in Bb ‘Gassenhauer'
Beethoven Op.70/1 'Ghost'

Followed by 'Artists in Conversation' Q & A event

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    Rautio Piano Trio

Jane Gordon - violin
Victoria Simonsen - cello
Jan Rautio - fortepiano

The Rautio Trio has released three critically acclaimed albums with Resonus Classics and are frequently heard on BBC Radio 3. They have performed at the Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, South Bank, Bridgewater Hall, throughout the UK and in France, Austria and Germany. In 2022 the Rautio Trio launched the first volume of the complete cycle of Beethoven Piano Trios, recorded on fortepiano, receiving 5 stars in the BBC Music Magazine and glowing reviews in the Gramophone and Early Music Review. The Trio’s eagerly awaited second volume is released in March 2024.

The Rautio Piano Trio are grateful to the Continuo Foundation and Gemma Classical Music Trust for their support.

Signed CDs will be available after the concert.

New - Ticketing system for 2024

Choose your level of support!

These concerts can only take place thanks to the generosity of supporters, sponsors and the church. Of course we want to make the concerts accessible to everyone but we also need your financial support to keep professional musicians doing what they do best!

Therefore we are trying a new ticket system - you can choose your ticket based on your affordability and the level of support you are able to offer. All tickets will give you the same experience, and all will support the music-making, and we are super grateful whatever you are able to contribute.