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Martyn Jackson (violin) and Simon Callaghan (piano) highlight female composers

Simon Callaghan is Luton Music: Music on Mondays’ principal guest artist this season. Appearing tonight in the first of three concerts he is joined by the outstanding British violinist Martyn Jackson.

Music on Mondays’ new season concentrates on presenting work written by female composers. The aim of the initiative, called Half the World, is that at least 50% of the season’s content is written by women. It is supported, in particular, by the Ambache Charitable Trust.

Female composers are well represented in Simon and Martyn’s programme, with music by Clara Schumann (wife of celebrated composer Robert Schumann), Judith Bingham (the contemporary Nottingham-born British composer), Deirdre McKay (whose piece was first performed in March this year in Dublin) and Lili Boulanger (sister of Nadia, perhaps the most famous composition teacher of the 20th Century). Alongside the exquisite poetry of the Mozart and the romantic passion of the early Fauré sonatas, this promises to be an exciting start to Simon’s concerts for this much loved music club, directed by Richard Sisson.

Mozart Sonata for violin and piano no. 27 in G major, K. 379
Clara Schumann Three Romances for violin and piano, op.22
Deirdre McKay a quarter million miles from the moon
Boulanger 2 Pieces for Violin and Piano
Bingham Shelley Dreams
Fauré Sonata no. 1 in A major op. 13
Tickets and further information here
Martyn Jackson (violin) and Simon Callaghan (piano), Monday 17 October, 7.30pm – Luton Music: Music on Mondays

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