EVENTS

31 Dec 2019

20:00

Manchester Concert Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall

New Years Eve Gala at the Bridgewater Hall with Manchester Concert Orchestra

Troika - Prokofiev

https://www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk/whats-on/new-years-eve-gala-311219/

01 Jan 2020

14:30

Manchester Concert Orchestra at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

New Years Day Proms at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall with Manchester Concert Orchestra

Troika - Prokofiev

 

https://www.liverpoolphil.com/whats-on/classical-music/new-years-day-proms/3431

17 Jan 2020

11:00

Polaris Duo Live Music Now Workshop

Gillian and Elinor perform a workshop for Live Music Now in Leeds. 

18 Jan 2020

19:30

Polaris Duo Recital for Middlewich Concerts Society

Gillian and Elinor perform an evening recital for the Middlewich and District Concert Society.

Programme:

Green - Barbara Thompson 

 

Fantaisie op.124  - Camille Saint-Saëns 

 

What Is Joy To You? - Esther Swift

 

Notturno op.45 - Gustav Bumcke 

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INTERVAL

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Sonata in G minor - C.P.E Bach

i. Allegro 

ii. Adagio

iii. Allegro

 

Lenski’s Aria from Eugene Onegin - Pyotr Tchaikovsky 

 

Sonata for Saxophone and Harp - Andy Scott 

i. With Energy

ii. Relaxed

iii. With Purpose

Middlewich High School Drama Studio, CW10 9BE 

www.madcs.org.uk

22 Jan 2020

13:00

Polaris Duo Recital at Christ Church Southport

Gillian and Elinor return to Christ Church Southport to perform a lunchtime recital.

Programme details to follow.

Christ Church, Southport

26 Jan 2020

14:00

Polaris Duo - All Together Now

Gillian and Elinor perform at 'All Together Now', an informal music workshop for children with disabilities and their families in conjunction with Live Music Now. 

Skipton, details to follow

09 Feb 2020

14:00

Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra

Gillian performs Mussorsky's 'Pictures at an Exhibition' with the Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra. 

RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester

https://www.rncm.ac.uk/performance/pictures-at-an-exhibition/

20 Mar 2020

13:10

Blair/Mertens Duo

The Blair/Mertens Duo are joined by pianist Lauryna Sableviciute for a recital at the University of Edinburgh.

 

Gillian Blair - Soprano and Alto Saxophones

Nathan Mertens - Alto and Tenor Saxophones

Lauryna Sableviciute - Piano

Programme:

Solstice - Rob Buckland (UK Premiere)

 

Chōjū-Jinbutsu-Giga - Nobuhito Sato

1. Prelude
2. Kounomaki 

3. Otsunomaki
4. Heinomaki
5. Teinomaki

Infinites Untold - Andrew Boss (UK Premiere)

i. Imagine

ii. Empower - Arise

 

The Other Dust - Lucy Armstrong 

30 May 2020

15:00

Polaris Duo at Swaledale Festival

Gillian and Elinor perform a recital as part of Swaledale Festival. 

More details to follow. 

07 Jun 2020

13:00

Recital at the Atkinson Centre, Stockport

Gillian performs a lunchtime recital with pianist Lauryna Sableviciute

Programme details tbc

15 Jun 2020

19:30

Polaris Duo at Grassington Festival

Gillian and Elinor perform a recital as part of Grassington Festival

More details to follow. 

01 Jul 2020

13:00

Polaris Duo at Deal Festival

Gillian and Elinor perform a lunchtime concert at Deal Festival in Kent. 

Programme:

C.P.E. Bach - Sonata in G minor

Esther Swift - What is Joy to you?

P Tchaikovsky - Lenski’s Aria from Eugene Onegin

Barbara Thompson - Green

Andy Scott - Sonata for Saxophone and Harp

Late July date TBC

Polaris Duo at the World Harp Congress

Gillian and Elinor perform music by Gavin Wayte and Esther Swift at the World Harp Congress in Cardiff. 

More details to follow.

05 Aug 2020

19:30

Polaris Duo at Church Stretton Festival

Gillian and Elinor perform an evening concert at Church Stretton Festival. 

More details to follow. 

14 Nov 2020

19:30

Concerto with Bolton Symphony Orchestra

Gillian performs the Saxophone Concerto by Ronald Binge, as well as Ernest Tomlinson's 'Belly Dance from Aladin' with the Bolton Symphony Orchestra. 

Victoria Hall, Bolton

www.boltonsymphony.org.uk

14 Dec 2020

13:00

Polaris Duo at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Gillian and Elinor perform a lunchtime recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London which will include the world premiere of a new work by Michael Betteridge.

Programme:

Sonata in G Minor - C.P.E Bach 

i. Allegro

Notturno op 45 - Gustav Bumcke 

New Work - Michael Betteridge (World Premiere)

Lenski’s Aria from Eugene Onegin - Pyotr Tchaikovsky 

Sonata for Saxophone and Harp - Andy Scott 

i. With Energy

ii. Relaxed

iii. With Purpose

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