Opening Series 12 concert: Sunday 6th October, 3pm
Original Blend (Baroque Orchestra) with John Irving (fortepiano)
Mozart – Piano Concertos Nos. 6 and 8
Music in New Malden is a series of classical music concerts often featuring period instruments. The concerts bring professional chamber music making to local people in an informal setting.
Concerts happen on occasional Sunday afternoons at 3pm at New Malden Methodist Church (KT3 4BY). They last around one hour and are followed by tea and cake, with a chance to meet the performers.
Admission is free but a retiring collection is always held for a designated national charity. Since MiNM began in 2009 well over £15000 has been raised for a wide variety of charities, both national and local, including Macmillan Cancer Care, Dementia UK, Home Farm Trust, Princess Alice Hospice, Disasters Emergency Committee, Jessie’s Fund and others.
Music in New Malden was founded by local musicians Jane Booth and John Irving in 2009. Jane has many years’ experience playing clarinet around the world in groups such as Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Academy of Ancient Music. She leads the Coaching and Mentoring team at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and was for many years Head of Historical Performance there. John is a performer on historical keyboards such as the fortepiano, harpsichord and clavichord. He recently retired from a distinguished academic career as Professor of Music at Bristol University, and subsequently at London University, where he was Director of the Institute of Musical Research, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, London, and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Jane and John’s internationally-acclaimed period-instrument group, Ensemble DeNOTE have frequently appeared at Music in New Malden and you can often hear members of the group at our concerts.
Music in New Malden is immensely grateful to Peter and Alison Bullett, Robert Elves and Alan and Doreen Downey for their support and enthusiasm for this concert series.