Thursday 25th April 7.30pm / Main House


Part of the Alnwick Music Society 2023-24 season



Beethoven                 Notturno for viola and piano, op 42

Elgar                           Chanson de nuit, op 15

Rebecca Clarke         Morpheus

Fauré                          Apres un reve, op 7/1

Beethoven                 Moonlight sonata (1st movement)

Shostakovich Viola sonata, op 147


It is some time since we had a Viola and Piano recital so it’s wonderful to have Sarah-Jane Bradley and Martin Roscoe with a programme on the theme of NIGHT MUSIC.

Since her debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1997, Sarah-Jane has established a distinguished international reputation as a viola soloist and chamber musician. She is a pioneer of new works and has premiered and recorded a number of new concertos for solo viola.

During his illustrious career, Martin Roscoe has become one of the UK’s most loved and respected pianists.

Shostakovich’s final work, his Viola sonata, has several quotations from or allusions to his own and other composer’s works, including the first movement from Beethoven’s Moonlight Piano sonata. The Night Music theme is also reflected in the pieces in the first half of the recital.

“Sarah-Jane Bradley is that rare kind of viola player who can make you blush with shame for ever having told a viola joke. In her hands the instrument is passionate, eloquent and wide-ranging in its colours and moods.”  

BBC Music Magazine




Performance Dates and Times

Thursday 25th April 7.30pm


Standard: £16 | 19-30 years: £6 |18 and under: Free


Running Time: TBC

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

Parking is located to the rear of the Playhouse in the public car parks. Parking discs are required to be displayed until 6pm and are available from the Visitor Information Centre located within the Playhouse building. Please check individual car park signs for any time restrictions.

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