Introduction to the 36th Concert Series
As musicians around the world are celebrating the 250 th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven, it is not surprising perhaps that his work features in all our 2020 concerts. However, our concerts also feature music by composers whose works may have not been heard by local audiences before.
We have returning local artists, with Opera Nova opening the season with Dido & Aeneas and Trial by Jury, and the Chen Brothers , who amazed us with their virtuosity only two seasons ago.
We also welcome back Caroline Palmer , who accompanied Leonid Gorokhov last season, with a programme of Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin.
We have two international offerings this year: The Resurrection Choir of St Petersburg , a Russian ensemble of eight singers who have been delighting UK audiences with their visits for almost two decades, and the Violin and Piano Duet of Alanna Tonetti-Tieppo and Anyssa Neuman (from Boston and California respectively) whose programme includes work by lesser known composers Szymanowski and Kroll.
And finally, we are particularly excited and extremely fortunate to have been able to secure the Royal Northern Sinfonia Chamber Ensemble to conclude our season in May 2020. Having heard the chamber ensemble on several occasions locally, it is a real privilege to be able to bring them to Hartlepool to play for music society members.
We are once again indebted to the Town Hall Theatre for hosting our concert programme, to our patrons, whose generosity enable us to present our international artists, and to our members for their continuing support for classical music in Hartlepool.