SHMS

Sutton House Music Society

Bringing classical music of the highest quality to Hackney audiences
 at affordable prices in a friendly relaxed setting.

This season

7:00 pm Sunday 9th October 2016, Old Church N16

Carlos Bonell (guitar)

Three Centuries, Three Continents

The eminent guitarist presents a widely contrasting programme of guitar music from the classical beauty of a Mozart theme to the Spanish elegance of Torroba – via the mystery of the constellations in stunning new music by Armand Coeck.


7:45 pm Friday 25th November 2016, Old Church N16

Consone String Quartet
with Vlad Weverbergh (clarinet)

This outstanding young string quartet presents a delightful programme juxtaposing early Schubert with late masterworks by Mozart.

Mozart Adagio and Fugue, K. 546
Schubert Quartet, D. 94
Mozart Clarinet quintet, K. 622


3:00 pm Sunday 19th February 2017, Sutton House

Finnegan Downie Dear (piano), Penny Downie (reader), Olivia Warburton (mezzo-soprano), Martin Häßler (baritone)

Gustav and Alma: A Mahler portrait through songs and readings

An enlightening programme exploring the music and relationship of Gustav and Alma Mahler, including songs from the celebrated Rückert Lieder, Kindertotenlieder and folkloric Knaben Wunderhorn settings. Compiled and introduced by Finnegan Downie Dear, this programme of music and words will feature extracts from letters and diaries.


7:00 pm Sunday 14th May 2017, Old Church N16

Fitzwilliam String Quartet

Late Beethoven quartets

The celebrated Fitzwilliam Quartet continue their series of late Beethoven quartets in the inspiring setting of the medieval church.  The programme will include Beethoven’s own favourite, Op. 131 in C sharp minor, which Schumann described as having “a grandeur which no words can express, standing on the extreme boundary of all that has hitherto been attained by human art and imagination”.