As part of a new initiative, a women’s chamber collective called the ‘Tailleferre Ensemble’, Nicola will be giving a lunchtime recital of wind trios with oboe, flute and bassoon. The recital will from part of the Music-at-Hill concert series and will feature works by Haydn, Bill Douglas, Yokoyama, Melchior Hoffman and Julius Rontgen, and will be the ensemble’s debut recital. The other musicians will be Penny Smith (oboe), Emma Halnan (flute), and Christina Marroni (bassoon). We look forward to embarking on this new adventure to celebrate and promote women in music.
The Tailleferre Ensemble will be repeating their debut recital programme of wind trios as part of the popular recital series at St. James Piccadilly. The players are Nicola Hands and Penelope Smith (oboes), Emma Halnan (flute) and Rebecca Elridge (bassoon).
Nicola will be joining the musicians of Opéra de Baugé in Baugé-en-Anjou for performances of the Magic Flute, Il Trovatore and Alfonso und Estrella (F. Schubert) in July and August this year. Performance dates and location is available on the Opéra de Baugé website https://www.operadebauge.fr/2019-season/
Nicola will join the Philharmonia Orchestra for a performance of Carmina Burana, Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto and Glinka’s Overture to ‘Ruslan and Ludmila’, at the Royal Festival Hall. The orchestra will be joined by the London Philharmonic Choir and the City of Birmingham Choir to give a 200 voice choir.
Nicola is delighted to be joining the Philharmonia Orchestra for the first time for their ‘Philharmonia Live’ concert in Canterbury. This is a family concert with an out of this world theme, including theme music from Harry Potter and Star Wars, and excerpts from Holst’s ‘The Planets’.
Nicola and Jonathan Pease (piano) will be returning to the marvellous venue of St. Martin-in-the-Fields for a free lunchtime concert of cor anglais and piano music. The programme will include works by Rubbra, Yvon, Persichetti, Puccini and Hindemith.
Nicola will be joined by Jonathan Pease (piano) for an oboe and piano recital at St. Clement Danes Church, Strand, London. This will form part of their Young Artists’ Tuesday Lunchtime concert series. Programme will include works by Paladilhe, Sancan, Bréville, Mendelssohn and Dranishnikova.
Nicola and Jonathan Pease (piano) will present an afternoon concert of works for oboe, cor anglais and piano for the Worcester Concert Club. The concert is titled ‘A Journey Round Europe’, and will contain works by Poulenc, Grieg, Hindemith, Yvon, Nielsen, Chopin and more.
Nicola and Jonathan Pease (piano) will be performing a recital at St. James’s Piccadilly, as part of the lunchtime recital series. The programme will include works by Vivaldi, Goepfart, Paladilhe, Mendelssohn, Drashnikova and Saint-Saens. Nicola and Jonathan are pleased to be bringing a programme including lesser-known works for oboe to central London, supported by the Concordia Foundation.
Nicola and Jonathan will be performing a recital as part of the International Double Reed Society Conference in Granada, Spain. The recital is called 'Spanning the 20th Century: Oboe and Cor Anglais works from Britian and France' and will include works by Rubbra, Roxburgh, Bozza and Sancan. We are delighted to have been invited to play in the Salón Plenos Ayuntamiento as part of this annual event.
Nicola will be joining the musicians of Opéra de Baugé in Baugé-en-Anjou for performances of Rigoletto, Orphée aux Enfers and Idomeneo in July and August this year. Performance dates and location is available on the Opéra de Baugé website, http://www.operadebauge.fr/2018prog/
Nicola and Jonathan Pease (piano) will be opening the 23rd St. Anne's Bach festival at St. Mary-at-Hill Church in Central London. This will be a lunchtime recital of Baroque music for oboe and keyboards, featuring music by JS Bach and also works by Couperin in his 350th Anniversary year and CPE Bach.
Nicola will be joined by Jonathan Pease (piano) for a lunchtime recital at St. Martin without Ludgate. This free lunchtime recital will be 45 minutes long, and the programme will include works by Finzi, Donizetti, Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, Brahms, Puccini and Pierre Sancan.
Nicola will join the Sampson Orchestra of Cambridge on principal oboe for their Spring concert, 'Viva Italia!' The programme will include works by Verdi, Rossini, Berlioz and Respighi, and promises to be a colourful evening of music.
Nicola will join the Jersey Symphony Orchestra on principal oboe for their Easter Concert. This year the programme will be "Russian Romantics", including Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3 and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.5, and will be conducted by Jurjen Hempel.
On 28th February Nicola and Jonathan Pease (piano) will present a lunchtime recital programme of cor anglais and piano music, as part of the recital series at St. Olave, Hart Street. The programme will include works by Saint-Saens, Bozza, Berkeley, Rubbra and Hindemith.
Nicola will join the Sampson Orchestra of Cambridge on principal oboe, for a concert of Russian greats, including Shostakovich's 10th Symphony and Rachmaninov's 1st Piano Concerto.