The first two concerts of the Sydenham International Music Festival were sold out and two of the future concerts – at St Christopher’s Hospice on June 2 and the Sir Willard White concert on June 9 – are also sold out. So book tickets now for the other concerts listed below. Box office at the Kirkdale Bookshop – 020 8778 4701 or online at www.sydenhammusic.org.uk
▪ Endellion String Quartet
Sun June 5, 7.30pm at St Bartholomew’s Church; £16.50 (£12.50 concs)
With Alisdair Tate (cello) Haydn – String Quartet Op.33 No.6, Mendelsshon – String Quartet Op.44 No.3 Schubert – String Quintet in C D956.
▪ Valerie Tryon Piano Recital
Sun Jun12, 7.30pm at St Bartholomew’s Church; £16.50 (£12.50 concs)
The British virtuoso pianist visits from Canada. Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Chopin and Debussy are set next to Poulenc, Paradies and Grunfeld providing an interesting and diverse range of musical styles.
▪ Galliard Wind Quartet
Tues Jun 14, 7.30pm at the Dolphin; £11.50.
Formerly part of the BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists scheme, the Galliard Ensemble has now been firmly placed as one of Britain’s leading chamber ensembles. Rossini, Mozart, Ibert, Nielsen, Milhaud, Patterson.
▪ Children’s Concert
Sat June 18, St Bartholomews Church; £7.50.
A concert of live music to entertain the young including the all-time children’s favourite Tubby the Tuba.
▪ 150 years of music in Sydenham
Friday June 24, 7.30pm at St Bartholomews Church; £5 (free to Friends of Sydenham Music)
Robert Matthew-Walker, Lewisham-born author, composer and music critic shows how music has been intertwined with Sydenham’s history. Robert is joined by local composer Thomas Hyde whose work will be performed in the closing concert.
▪ St Bartholomew Festival Orchestra
Sunday June 26, 7.30pm at St Bartholomews Church
BBC Young Musician of the Year 2010, 17-year old Lara Melda makes her Sydenham debut playing Mozart’s D minor Piano Concerto. Also works by Weber, Mozart, Beethoven and a performance of Sinfonia minuscola by local composer Thomas Hyde.