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Tonight’s programme

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)
Caprice on Danish and Russian airs Op.79 (1887)

Marius Flothuis (1914–2001)
Sonata da camera Op.42 (1943)
Rondo alla francese

Louis Andriessen (*1939)
Aanloop en sprongen (1961)

Leo Smit (1900–1943)
Sonate voor fluit en klavier (1943)
Allegro moderato

Darius Milhaud (1892–1974)
Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Piano (1918)



Felicia van den End Flute
Christopher Bouwman Oboe
James Meldrum Clarinet
Daan Treur Piano

The coronavirus / covid-19 illness that has emerged in the last few months has had a dramatic affect on all our lives and our entire society is in uncharted waters. For the New European Ensemble, this has meant that many performances have been cancelled due to restrictions. This has far reaching musical and financial implications for the ensemble’s musicians. At the same time, many people are tied to their houses.

The ensemble will continue to bring music into your homes at this time despite the fact that we can not perform for from our regular concert venues.

In the coming weeks we will offer you programs from the living rooms of our musicians, live streamed on our website. We ask that you consider supporting us musicians if you are able to, by hitting the donate button on this page. This will help the New European Ensemble family keep sharing music with you both now and in the future!

Note: depending on changes in circumstances

#16 – Friday 12 JUNE – 7.30 pm
Prokofiev Cello Sonata
Rachmaninov Cello Sonata

Willem Stam Cello | Hanna Shybayeva Piano

#17 – Friday 19 JUNE – 7.30 pm
 Deux Interludes
Debussy Sonata for flute, viola and harp
Pärt Fratres
Fauré Fantasie op.79
Ravel Sonatine

Felicia van den End Flute | Emlyn Stam Viola | Astrid Haring Harp

#18 – Friday 26 JUNE – 7.30 pm
Jeff Hamburg
Jeff Hamburg Songs along the way
Mahler (arr. Hamburg) Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Rada Ovcharova Violin | Emlyn Stam Viola | Willem Stam Cello | James Meldrum Clarinet | Astrid Haring Harp

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Past concerts

Live streamed concert #1

Copland –Threnodies 1 & 2
Devienne – Flute Quartet in G major
Penderecki – Clarinet Quartet
Mozart – Flute Quartet No.1 in D, K285

Rada Ovcharova violin | Emlyn Stam viola | Willem Stam cello | Felicia van den End flute | James Meldrum clarinet

Live streamed concert #2

Schumann – Fantasiestücke
Franck – Sonata for Cello and Piano
Piazzolla – Grand Tango

Willem Stam cello | Hanna Shybayeva piano

Live streamed concert #3

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) Bordel 1900 from Histoire du Tango
George Gershwin (1897-1937) Summertime
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Astor Piazzolla Oblivion
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Première rhapsodie
Claude Debussy Petite pièce
Joseph Horovitz (b.1926) Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano

James Meldrum Clarinet | Maciej Kassak Piano

Live streamed concert #4

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
Kegelstatt Trio K.498

Max Bruch (1838–1920)
‘Acht Stücke’ for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op.83

James Meldrum Clarinet | Emlyn Stam Viola | Hanna Shybayeva Piano

Live streamed concert #5

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Piano Trio in D major, Op.70 No.1 “Ghost”

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
Piano Trio in C major, Op.87 No.2

Rada Ovcharova Violin | Willem Stam Cello | Hanna Shybayeva Piano

Live streamed concert #6

Mikhail Glinka (1804–1857)
Trio Pathétique

Koen Dejonghe (*1957)

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op.114

James Meldrum Clarinet | Willem Stam Cello | Daan Treur Piano

Live streamed concert #7

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1828)
Duett mit Zwei Augengläser Obligato (1796)

Paul Hindemith (1895–1963)
Duett (1934) Witold

Witold Lutosławski (1913–1994)
Bukoliki (1952)

Rebecca Clarke (1886–1979)
Lullaby and Grotesque (1916)

Mihkel Kerem (*1981)
The Book of Longing (world premiere)

Live streamed concert #8

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943)
Trio élégiaque no.1 in G minor (1892)

Frank Bridge (1879–1941)
Miniatures (1908)

Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Sonata for Violin and Cello (1920-22)

Rada Ovcharova Violin | Willem Stam Cello | Maciej Kassak Piano

Live streamed concert #9

Malcolm Arnold (1921–2006)
Divertimento for Wind Trio Op.37 (1952)

Gustav Holst (1874–1934)
Terzetto (1925)

Thea Musgrave (*1928)
Impromptu No.2 (1970)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Trio in C major Op.87

Felicia van den End Flute | Christopher Bouwman Oboe | James Meldrum Clarinet

Live streamed concert #10

Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904–1987)
Cello Sonata in B-flat Major Op.71

Fazıl Say (*1950)
Cello Sonata ‘Dört Şehir’ (Four Cities)

Willem Stam Cello | Daan Treur Piano

Live streamed concert #11

Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971)
L’Histoire du soldat (1918)

Aram Khachaturian (1902–1978)
Trio for clarinet, violin and piano (1932)

Béla Bartók (1881–1945)
Contrasts, BB 116 (1938)

James Meldrum Clarinet | Rada Ovcharova Violin | Hanna Shybayeva Piano

Live streamed concert #12

Krzysztof Penderecki (1933–2020)
Cadenza for Solo Viola (1984)

Mayke Nas (1972)
Cinderella (2018)

Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971)
Elegy for Viola Solo (1944)

Michael Colgrass (1932–2019)
Variations for Four Drums and Viola (1959)

Mexican traditional Jarocho (arr. ‘Pepe’ José Garcia)

Emlyn Stam Viola | Pepe Garcia Percussion

Live streamed concert #13

Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
Sonata for cello and piano L135 (1915)

Claude Debussy
Sonata for violin and piano L140 (1917)

Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Piano Trio (1914)

Rada Ovcharova Violin | Willem Stam Cello | Daan Treur Piano

Live streamed concert #14

Shankar Ravi (1920–2012)
L’Aube Enchantée (1976)

Witold Lutosławski (1913–1994)
Three fragments for flute and harp (1953)

John Cage (1912–1992)
In a Landscape (1948)
Fragments from ‘Child of Tree’ (1975)

Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Pièce en forme de Habanera (1907)

Manuel de Falla (1876–1946)
Nana from ‘Siete canciones populares Españolas’ (1914-15)

Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992)
Cafe, 1930 from ‘Histoire du Tango’ (1986)

Mexican traditional Jarocho music

Felicia van den End Flute | Pepe Garcia Percussion | Astrid Haring Harp