Music Festival Lunchtime Concerts

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Last event: Saturday 3 August 2019 at 12.30pm
  • Free (no booking required)

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  • The Kitchen

Part of: Chester Music Festival

Throughout July and August Storyhouse will present a programme of lunchtime concerts completely free of charge.

12 family-friendly concerts will be performed across Storyhouse’s spaces by the best new young musicians.

Whether it’s over lunch, whilst browsing books or simply relaxing in the library, there’s a chance to listen to some fabulous free music.


Lunchtime Concert Lineup 

20th July – Lam Duo – Piano Duet 
Brothers Jason and Matthew Lam perform a variety of works for piano four-hand including Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole, Brahms Hungarian Dances and Poulenc Sonata for Piano Four Hands.  

21st July – Philip Sharp – Solo Piano
Pianist Philip Sharp will perform a Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and a selection of Brahms Intermezzos.  

22nd July – Maxim Kinasov – Solo Piano
Pianist Maxim Kinasov presents a selection of works for solo piano including Rachmaninoff Etude Tableau No’s 2, 3 & 9, Brahms Variations on a theme by Paganini in A minor and Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No 3 in E major. 

24th July – Jasmin Allpress – Solo piano
Join pianist Jasmin Allpress for a varied programme of Haydn, Rachmaninoff, Barber and Macdowell. 

27th July – Andchuck – Contemporary Jazz Trio
Contemporary Jazz Trio Andchuck will be performing a selection of music from their new EP ‘For Now 

29th July – Night Train Trio
Night Train Trio have been playing together in various guises over the last 2 years. After an initial idea to play Oscar Peterson’s Night Train album, the trio bring to you hand-picked jazz standards and highlights from the 1963 album in an accessible and entertaining format.

30th July – Savva Zvarev – Violin Solo
Violinist Savva Zvarev will perform all 24 of Paganini’s Caprices for Solo Violin in various locations around Storyhouse 

31st July – Jodie Buckland and Andrew Jones – Vocalist and piano
Jodie and Andrew perform a set of pop and jazz covers.  

1st August – Spin the Globe – Trio
Matt Campbell (guitar) Tom Chapman (bass) and Matt Brown (drums) play with a heavy emphasis on spontaneous collaborative improvisation, allowing themselves to draw upon all kinds of influences, from Pat Metheny and Lionel Loueke to Led Zeppelin and the Beatles.

2nd August – Basilisk Duo
A bass clarinet and baritone sax duet

3rd August – Elias Ackerley – Piano
Young pianist Elias Ackerley will perform Liszt Dante Sonata and Schumann’s Fantasiestüke to round off this year’s series of Lunchtime Concerts.  


Approx 60 mins

Festival Chester Music Festival

This year we’re proud to bring you an exciting line-up of young world-class talent who are performing some brilliant music in unexpected spaces here at Storyhouse.