2018-19 Season

Sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Tuesday 9th Oct 2018  at 7:30 pm

Jonathan Radford and Christine Zerafa

Jonathan Radford - Saxophone will be accompanied by Christine Zerafa - Piano

Jonathan Radford initially studied at Chetham’s School of Music, Jonathan continued his musical education in France at the Conservatoire National Superior de Musique de Paris (CNSM) becoming the first British saxophonist to enter Claude Delangle’s world-famous saxophone class.

London based Maltese pianist Christine Zerafa has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in various venues and festivals in Malta, the United States and across the United Kingdom. She has frequently appeared at major London venues including Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, St John Smith Square, St Martin in the Fields, and she has also performed live on BBC Radio 3.


DEBUSSY,  Claude (1862-1918) -

Rapsodie for Alto Saxophone and Piano

VITALI,  Tomaso (1663-1745) -

Chaconne in g Minor

arr. for Soprano Saxophone and Piano

RACHMANINOFF,  Sergei (1873-1943) -

Vocalise,  op.34 no.14

arr. for alto saxophone and piano

GRIEG,  Edvard (1843-1907) -

Violin Sonata No.1  Op.8

arr. for soprano saxophone and piano

I.Allegro con brio

II.Allegretto quasi andantino

III.Allegro molto vivace

ALBENIZ,  Isaac (1860-1909) -

Suite Española op.47

arr. for saxophone and piano

no.1  Granada

no.5  Asturias

VIVANCOS,  Bernat (1973-)  -

Moustik for solo alto saxophone

PIAZZOLLA,  Astor (1921-1992) -

Histoire du Tango

arr. for soprano saxophone and piano

Bordel 1900

Café 1930

Nightclub 1960

GERSHWIN George (1898-1937) -

Rhapsody in Blue arr. for soprano, alto and tenor saxophones and piano

Tuesday 13th November 2018  at 7:30 pm

Andreas Moutsioulis

Solo Guitar

Andreas Moutsioulis is a Greek-born guitarist and arranger with extensive experience across a variety of music genres. His western music studies together with the music of his middle-eastern roots have brought him close to different musical styles since an early age.


R. Dyens                                 ~    Songe Capricorne

S. Assad/L. Brouwer              ~    Farewell/Un Dia de Noviembre


A. Ramirez                             ~      Alfonsina y el mar

  arranged by A. Moutsioulis

J. Lennon/P. Mc Cartney      ~      Yesterday/Fool on the Hill

  arranged by A. Moutsioulis

C. Domeniconi                       ~      Koyunbaba suite op. 47 (I & IV mov)


M. Theodorakis                     ~      3 Greek songs

    arranged by A. Moutsioulis

J. Kristianto                          ~       Amelia

  arranged by A. Moutsioulis

A. Piazzolla                           ~       Milonga del Angel

    arranged by A. Moutsioulis

F. Tarrega                             ~      Requerdos de L’Alhambra

A. Piazzolla                           ~      Libertango

    arranged by A. Moutsioulis


Tuesday 4th December 2018   at 7:30 pm

Sophia Lisovskaya    piano


Sergey Levitin          violin

  You will be delighted to hear that Sophia Lisovskaya will be returning to give another breath-taking recital, bringing with her the violinist Sergey Levitin. He is Co-Concert Master for the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

  Sophia Lisovskaya was born in Moscow into a family of professional musicians. Having shown early promise she gave her first public performance at the age of six in Moscow’s Museum of Fine Art, one of Sviatoslav Richter’s favourite venues, and has since continued to follow the grand tradition of the old Russian School with a lineage of professors leading directly back to the great figures of Neuhaus, Sofronitsky and Scriabin.

Sophia Lisovskaya website

  Born in Russia, Sergey Levitin studied in St.Petersburg and Vienna where his teachers were Aaron Knaifel, Mark Komissarov, Mikhail Gantwarg and Igor Ozim. In 1996 he was appointed Concert Master of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov) Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev.   With that orchestra, Levitin toured worldwide and took part in many recording projects for Philips Classics and Decca including Shostakovich’s symphonies and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade.

Sergey Levitin website

. . . . I do hope you like the look of the Programme as much we do!

I decided to start with Sonetto as it was a form of opera in old days and I will recite the whole poem on the day,

Petrarch was an extraordinary character, poet and humanist.

Clair de lune is to empsase the year of Debussy and a wonderful piece of music.

Sophia Lisovskaya

November 2018


Franz Liszt            -    from his second "Années de pèlerinage"

Sonetto 104 del Petrarca, S. 161, No. 5 (Années de pèlerinage,

deuxième année: Italie)

- piano

Claude Debussy    -    Clair de Lune ( from “Suite Bergamasque”)


Piotr Tchaikovsky -    Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

(Nutcracker Suite)               - piano

Christoph Gluck, arr. Kriesler  -        Mélodie

(from Orfeo ed Euridice)

-violin and piano

Jules Massenet     -       Meditation from “Thais”

-violin and piano

Claude Debussy-Heifetz   -    “Valse la plus que lente”

-violin and piano

Claude Debussy-Heifetz   - “Prelude a l’apres-midi d'une Faune”

-violin and piano

Sergei Prokofiev       -        “March”

from The Love for Three Oranges

- violin and piano


Strauss -Prihoda          -          "Rosenkavalier Waltzer"

- violin and piano

George Gershwin          -      It ain't necessarely so;  Summer time

from “Porgi and Bess”

-violin and piano

Pietro Mascagn            -         Intermezzo

from  "Cavalleria rusticana"

-violin and piano

Bizet-Hubay                  -          ‘Fantaisie brillante’

on Bizet’s Carmen, Op. 3, No. 3

Tuesday 12th February 2019  at 7:30 pm

Syrinx Baroque Wind Band


a water nymph who transformed herself into a reed to escape the amorous advances of the god Pan.

Syrinx is an ensemble dedicated to the performance of historical wind music.

From 14th to 18th centuries wind music could be heard everywhere from grand state occasions to the humblest village dance and it is the group’s aim to recreate this impressive tradition.

Tuesday 12th March   at 7:30 pm

The South Gloucestershire

Music Hub.

A concert of music by the most talented you musicians in South Gloucestershire Schools.

Tuesday 2nd April 2019   at 7:30 pm

The Ardeton String Ensemble

Established in 2002, the Ardeton Ensemble combines talented string players with a passion for chamber music and a creative flair for session playing.

Tuesday 7th May  at 7:30 pm

Carismático Tango Band

Enjoy a night of Tango Nuevo and musical virtuosity with Carismático.

Carismático is the brainchild of Karen Street who is known as one of the UK’s leading accordionists. She was contacted by Argentinian composer and pianist, Saul Cosentino, back in 2016 asking her to look at some of his compositions. This led Karen to create her ideal Tango band to perform his brilliant, emotionally charged compositions. She has added to the group’s repertoire with arrangements of classic Astor Piazzolla and her own creative and nuanced compositions.

All concerts take place in

 Chipping Sodbury Town Hall