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Leeds Lunchtime Chamber Music - Royal Academy of Music

Leeds Lunchtime Chamber Music - Royal Academy of Music

Royal Academy of Music

James Gilbert - clarinet
Matthew Kitteringham - bassoon

- Three Duos for Clarinet and Bassoon, No. 3 in B Flat Major : Listen
i Allegro Sostenuto
ii Aria con Variazioni - Andantino con mot

Gordon Jacob - Duo for Clarinet and Bassoon Listen

Beethoven - Three Duos for Clarinet and Bassoon, No. 2 in F Major: Listen
i Allegro affetuoso
ii Aria - Larghetto
iii Rondo - Allegro Moderato

Oscar Lorenzo Fernández - 3 Invenções Seresteiras: Listen
i Allegretto
ii Lentamente
iii Allegro scherzozo

Poulenc - Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon: Listen
i Allegro - Très rythmé
ii Romance - Andante très doux
iii Final - Très Animé

Programme duration approximately 50 mins. Please note there will be no interval.

James Gilbert is a London-based clarinettist studying towards a Master of Arts degree at the Royal Academy of Music as an ABRSM Scholar. James enjoys most performing in orchestras and has regularly performed professionally with such ensembles as the Philharmonia, London Sinfonietta and London Chamber Orchestras including trialling for the Principal Clarinet chair of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. With these ensembles James has been fortunate enough to perform extensively in London, with venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall, as well as throughout Europe and Japan.

James is very grateful to the ABRSM and Help Musicians UK for generously supporting his postgraduate studies with both the Home Postgraduate Scholarship Award and the Harrison Award respectively.

Matthew Kitteringham is a 23 year-old bassoonist from the Wirral, currently studying with Robin O'Neill and Jonathan Davies as a postgraduate student at the Royal Academy of Music. Matthew is recipient of the Bundy Award, Arthur Lyons Scholarship, and Paddy Purcell Award, and in his second year as an undergraduate he won the Florence Woodbridge Prize for bassoon. As a chamber musician, Matthew is a member of the flexi-group Ensemble Mirage, and in 2017 his woodwind quintet, Aurelia Winds, won the Nicholas Blake Prize at the Royal Academy. Matthew has also played twice live on BBC Radio 3's In Tune, performing wind quintets with students from RAM and the Juilliard School, and bassoon quartets. He has performed at the Wigmore Hall in a side-by-side concert with the Nash Ensemble.

Matthew is generously supported by The Drake Calleja Trust, The Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Help Musicians UK, and The Sidney Perry Foundation as a Philharmonia MMSF Fellow.

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We believe that music really is for everyone. To reflect this, our Leeds Lunchtime Organ Music and Leeds Lunchtime Chamber Music series are free to attend. We are always grateful to accept cash donations after each lunchtime concert, which go directly to supporting these series. However, if you would prefer to donate online you can do so at any time here. 


Coronavirus Information

As a result of fast changing Government directions in response to the pandemic and increased infections rates, there is an ever present possibility that our events run the risk of being cancelled at short notice. Customers are advised to check that the event they have booked for is going ahead prior to setting off. Therefore to avoid disappointment and inconvenience please visit our website, social media channels or call the Box Office on 0113 376 0318 (Mon-Fri between 10am to 4.00pm).

This indoor concert is a crucial part of the process in helping live music performances return safely for both artists and audiences. The following measures are now in place at Leeds Town Hall to ensure the safety and comfort of the audience during their visit:

- Hand sanitising stations on entry and around the venue
- Clearly marked one-way system around the venue
- Socially distanced seating arrangements with predetermined entrance times
- Socially distanced toilet facilities. We ask that customers access the toilet facilities before the concert as re-entrance during the performance may not be possible.

Face Coverings: everyone is expected to wear a face covering unless excused for reasons of age, health or disability.

If you are feeling unwell (or suspect you have coronavirus) please do not attend the concert.

Latecomers cannot be admitted.

Lift access to the stalls and gallery areas is available through the Box Office entrance. This is limited to one person/one family unit or for accessibility access.

Photography is not permitted during the event.

Customers are kindly requested to stay seated during the performance and remain seated at the end of the concert until staff advise you of your exit route.

Please be aware that there will be no bars/refreshment stations open before or after the concert and there is no interval.

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Please be reassured that your information will be stored securely, in line with data protection laws, and will not be shared with anyone else. We will also not use your data for anything else like marketing. We are doing this to help reduce the risk of any local outbreak - by sharing your information NHS Test and Trace can quickly identify people who have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and ask them to take the necessary precautions. 


Admission is free.

Due to limited capacity and current social distancing measures, advance booking is required. We regret that booking tickets on the door is not currently an option. 

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