64th Season 2017 - 2018 PROGRAMME

Berkhamsted Music brings varied concerts to the district each year plus a number of excursions.


Berkhamsted Music is delighted to welcome Paul Lewis as its new President. He takes the place of Antony Hopkins who died in 2014 and had been our President for 50 years.

Paul Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide.  He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours.

Paul and his wife the cellist Bjørg Lewis founded Midsummer Music, an annual summer chamber music festival in Latimer, Buckinghamshire.


Wihan Quartet

Saturday 14th October 2017, 7.30pm
Berkhamsted Civic Centre

Mozart String Quartet No 15 in D minor K421
Schubert String Quartet No 12 in C minor D703 'Quartettsatz'
Dvořák String Quartet No 11 in C major Op 61


Mishka Rushdie Momen (piano)

Saturday 18th November 2017, 7.30pm
Berkhamsted Civic Centre

Bach Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor BWV903
Janacek In the Mists
Schubert Wanderer Fantasy in C major D760
Schumann Variations on an Original Theme in E flat major
Schumann Sonata No 1 in F sharp minor Op 11



Saturday 2nd December 2017, 7.30pm
Berkhamsted Civic Centre

Rimsky Korsakov Christmas Eve Suite and Snowmaiden Suite (excerpts)
Tchaikovsky    Cherevichki (The Tsarina’s Slippers) (excerpts)
Arensky Quartet in A minor Op 35 for violin, viola and 2 cellos 1st mvt
Glazunov Eastern Romance
Cesar Cui Ti i Vi
Tchaikovsky Otchevo from 6 Romances for Bass Baritone
Rachmaninov  In the silence of the night
Borodin For the shores of your distant homeland


Goldberg Trio

Saturday 3rd February 2018, 7.30pm
Berkhamsted Civic Centre

Sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Schubert String Trio in B flat D471
Beethoven String Trio in G major Op 9 No 1
Bach  Goldberg Variations for String Trio BWV 988


Alauda Quartet

Saturday 3rd March 2018, 7.30pm
Berkhamsted Civic Centre

Mozart String Quartet No 19 in C major K465 ‘Dissonance’
Webern Langsamer Satz
Borodin String Quartet No 2 in D major