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 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 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.
Nicola will be appearing with Jonathan Pease on piano in a variety line-up for the Moroccan Children's Trust's 6th Annual Fundraiser Concert, playing Saint-Saens oboe sonata. The line-up will also include Ali Penman (saxophone), Andrew McIntosh (baritone), Benjamin Bruant (classical guitar), Chris Barrett (tuba) and a close harmony choir, and this promises to be an evening of stunning quality, with all proceeds going to the charity.
Nicola will be joined by Jonathan Pease (piano) and Ana Docolin (bassoon) for a performance of Poulenc's trio for oboe, bassoon and piano, as well as other wind chamber music including 'Sonatine' for oboe and piano by Pierre Sancan, 'Watersmeet' for cor anglais and piano by Lamont Kennaway and 'Zart und mit Ausdruck' from Fantesiestucke by Robert Schumann for bassoon and piano. This will be a lunchtime recital, in the welcoming setting of All Saints' Church, High Wycombe.
Nicola will return to Southwell this August, for their annual Music Festival. She will be performing in the orchestra for the 'Entirely Mozart' concert on the Saturday evening, which will consist of the Piano Concerto No. 21 in C K467 and the Great Mass in C minor, K427. She will also perform in the Family Concert in the morning, which will consist of a performance of Poulenc's 'The story of Babar the little elephant'.
On Saturday 19th August Nicola will join the Jersey Symphony Orchestra once more, for their Summer concert. Conducted by Gavin Sutherland, the concert will feature guest soprano soloist Georgi Mottram and an appearance from Strictly Come Dancing's Kevin and Karen Clifton.
Nicola and Jonathan are welcomed as guest performers at the 16th June evening meeting of the Forest Recorded Music Society. We will be performing a programme of English and French music for the oboe, cor anglais and piano, including composers such as Poulenc, Britten, Ravel, Rubbra, Bozza and Debussy. The first half will focus on the oboe, and the second on the cor anglais. The evening will be recorded and broadcast on local radio in Highams Park.
I will be joining the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra for a tour of Verdi's Requiem to Paris and Chartres at the beginning of June. We will be performing the Requiem at 8:30pm on 2nd June in Chartres Cathedral, and at 8:30pm on the Saturday 3rd June at La Madeleine, Paris.
Nicola and Jonathan will be performing in half of a concert put on by St. Mary's Perivale - the other half will be performed by string players from the Royal College of Music.
Our half of the programme will include works for cor anglais, oboe and piano by Bozza, Rubbra, Debussy, Clara Schumann and Saint-Saens.
On 20th May I will join an ensemble of musicians playing Haydn's St. Nicholas Mass in aid of the ROSY - Respite nursing for Oxfordshire's Sick Youngsters. I will also be showcasing some solo oboe works in the second half by Ennio Morricone and Gilles Silvestrini. The second half will have more of a gala feel, also featuring Britten's Flower Songs performed by members of the orchestra.
Nicola will be joined by Jonathan Pease (piano) for an evening recital in the intimate space of Schott Music, Central London.
Programme to include music by Saint-Saens, Rubbra, Granados and Clara Schumann
Please note this is a ticketed event, tickets £10 booked in advance from Schott Music (020 7534 0710) or concessions, £15 on the door.
Nicola will be joining a line-up of varied performers for a night of music in aid of the Moroccan Children's Trust, www.moroccanchildrenstrust.org. She will be collaborating with David James, of the former Hilliard Ensemble, to perform some stunning music for oboe and voice.