By arrangement with member Piers Killeen and the Albion Quartet, members have been invited to enjoy a rehearsal by this top class quartet at Piers’ chateau at Sainte-Mère (32) on Thursday 9th August.
We plan to lunch in advance of this at the Auberge des Bouviers in Lectoure. ‘Bouviers’ are cowboys according to the proprietor but this is certainly not a comment on the food!
“I am afraid I cannot be sure what they will be rehearsing, but clearly it will be pieces from the subsequent concert programmes. The rehearsals are likely to include sections from the Beethoven and Schubert quartets featuring in the programme. They are all lovely people and I’m sure they will also say a word or two to your group about their work. They have fabulous instruments anyway – Stradivarius, Guarnerius and a Grancino.”
Details have been sent to members by email: please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
At our request, member Piers Killeen has kindly arranged for us to attend a rehearsal by the Albion Quartet during the festival at Sainte-Mère (32). This will take place on 9th August after a lunch to be arranged nearby. There will be a small charge for this event to help support the festival.
Details of the festival programme are on the Sainte-Mere website and you may like to attend a concert in addition.
It would be helpful at this early stage to get some idea of numbers for the lunch and rehearsal, so please let us know if you might attend via:
This holiday from 21-28 July 2018 is centred round a course conducted by the internationally-renowned piano teacher Graham Fitch. It will be hosted by member Geoff Douglas and wife Penny at their Saint Laurent property (31). Panoramic views of the Pyrenees add to the attraction.
Thanks to Brian and Liz Berks for their organisation, we were able once again to make the AGM an event worth attending.
At the Priory of Mesnil St. Martin at Montaut de Villeréal (47), members and guests were able to enjoy a fine catered lunch and then hear a Chopin concert by the owner of the Priory and concert pianist and teacher, Emmanuel Laloë-Ferrer.
This was followed by the lighter touch of Stanley Hanks with songs about London and from his native Costa Rica.