Charme duHautbois

 

F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S

“Oboe playing of rare delicacy”

Neil Black OBE

“Uniquely enchanting sound, fresh and delightful programme, faultless ensemble......the best perfomance of any kind I have heard in years.”

​Isabel Farrell (ex-manager, Live Music Now! NorthWest)

W H A T   W E  D O

Charme du Hautbois brings the freshness and lightness of period performance to the late 18th,19th and early 20th centuries, presenting rarely heard repertoire for oboe and bassoon in an accessible and dynamic way.

Using instruments made by leading makers of the time including oboes by Triebert and Loree, an Erard harp and the now rarely heard French System bassoon, Charme du Hautbois will bring you a truly memorable concert full of colours and nuances long forgotten.

Programmes are varied and use piano, harp, organ or string accompaniment. The players are leading early music and modern instrument specialists with a wealth of experience performing with the worlds leading orchestras including the English Baroque Soloists, London Symphony, Australia Chamber Orchestra, Kings Consort, The Sixteen , Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Gabrieli Consort and Birmingham Symphony Orchestra as well as the following ensembles; Lontano, The Broadwood Trio, Allegri String Quartet, Pipers 3 and Endymion Ensemble.

E V E N T S​

2014

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January 19, 2014

'Nocturne' - mid-19thC music for oboe, bassoon and harp inc. works by Brod, Pasculli, Jadin & Bochsa. Using a Triebert oboe from 1840.

With Robert Percival Bassoon

4pm, £10. Lewes, W.Sussex

www.theworkshopseries.co.uk

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April, 24, 2014 0pm (50 mins) Free

'A Grand Tour' - Rarely heard original works for oboe & harp from the early 20thC incl. works by Alwyn, Hodgson, Bliss & Soulage. Using aLoree oboe (1905) & Erard Harp (1890)

1.10pm (50 mins) Free. Warwick University

www.warwick.ac.uk

25

A P R

April, 25, 2014

'A Grand Tour' - Rarely heard original works for oboe & harp from the early 20thC incl. works by Alwyn, Hodgson, Bliss & Soulage. Using aLoree oboe (1905) & Erard Harp (1890)

Powys Castle, National Trust. Welshpool.

 

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04

July, 04, 2014

'Rhapsodie' - Rarely heard original works for oboe & organ from late 19th & early 20thC Germany incl. works by Rheinberger, Mille & Goepfart. Played on a Mönnig oboe from c.1903

Lunchtime 13.10hrs (50 mins programme)

St.Swithun's Church Worcester

 

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29

July  29, 2014
'Nocturne' - Mid 19thC music for oboe & harp by Brod, Jadin, Pasculli. Using a Triebert oboe & cor anglais (c1840 &1855) and an Erard harp (c.1880)
Lunchtime 13.10hrs (50 mins programme)

St.Mary-leTower Church,  Ipswich

www.stmairyletower.org.uk

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31

August 31. 2014

'Rutland Boughton Memorial' - A programme of oboe quartets from the turn of the 20thC incl. world premiere of his 2nd oboe quartet  & works by Elgar, Cooke, Clarke, Parry. Performed on a Loree oboe (1905) with period strings. This concert is organised by the Boughton Trust & takes place in Glastonbury. 17.30hrs

2015

2015

A P R

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April 19, 2015

'An English Fantasy' - A programme of oboe quartets from the turn of the 20thC incl. quartets  & works by Elgar, Cooke, Clarke, Parry & Boughton. Performed on a Loree oboe (1905) with period strings.

11.00am Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, London www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk

E V E N T S    continued...

2016

July 13, 2016

'Fantasie' - Mid 19thC music for oboe & harp

Tiger Music Lunchtime Concerts, Lindfield

 April 29, 2016

'Woodwind, Bladders & Guts' - Baroque music for oboe bassoon gamba harpsichord

Affpuddle Church, Dorset

February 16, 2016

'The Galant oboe' - mid 18thC music for oboe bassoon gamba harpsichord

Discoed, Wales

2017

March 4, 2017

'Fantasie' - Mid 19thC music for oboe bassoon & harp  18.00hrs

Discoed Church, Presteigne, Wales

Dinner & concert £40, concert £15

March 10, 2017

'Fantasie' - Mid 19thC music for oboe bassoon & harp  19.30hrs

Trinity Congregational Church, St Matthew's Road, Brixton SW2 1NF

 £12.50 children £5 (on the door)

March 11, 2017

'Fantasie' - Mid 19thC music for oboe bassoon & harp  19.00hrs

Curry Rivel Music Club, St Andrews Church, The Green Curry Rivel TA10 0HQ

May 5, 2017

'Classical Gems' -music for oboe cello/gamba and harpsichord

Hagley Festival

2018

October 15, 2018

'Fantasie' - Mid 19thC music for oboe & harp  14.00hrs

Rush Court Nursing Home, Oxford 

October 16, 2018

'Fantasie' - Mid 19thC music for oboe & harp  19.00hrs

Boston Music Club, 

October 17, 2018

'Fantasie' - Mid 19thC music for oboe & harp 

Boston School Concert x2

2019

June 6, 2019

'Quartetto' - Late 18thC music for oboe & String Trio by Mozart, Vanhall, Krommer

13.00 Lunch Time Concert

St.Marys Church, Bridgnorth  - English Haydn Festival

June 7, 2019

'Rhapsodie' - 19century music for oboe & organ  

13.00 Lunch Time Concert, Leominster Priory,

Leominster Festival

2020

February 11, 2020

'The oboe in Rococo England' - Late 18th century music for oboe & harpsichord obbligato 

12.00 Lunch Time Concert

Harlech Music Society, Castell Deudraeth, Portmerion 

18th, 19th and early 20th century music
                                     for oboe and bassoon

Image courtesy of Tony Bingham

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