Thames Concerts Surbiton

Thames Concerts announces 2016 Concert Series

The Royal Borough of Kingston’s long-standing and respected concert promoter is pleased to announce details of its forthcoming series. All concerts are held at St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton, a stunning church with excellent acoustics and facilities, located in the centre of Surbiton.(www.thamesconcerts.com)

Thames Concerts Ltd (founded in the 1960s) is a charitable trust presenting an annual series of concerts, the quality of which is on a par with the Wigmore Hall. Audiences can enjoy high-quality performances without the cost of a journey into central London and the high ticket prices often incurred.

This year’s series runs from October to February and is typically eclectic, featuring a wealth of internationally-renowned talent, including Brit Award-winning saxophonist Amy Dickson, pianist Ashley Fripp, Juice Vocal Ensemble, the Magnard Ensemble, organist Benjamin Sheen, and guitarists Laura Snowden and Tom Ellis. Running alongside the main series, Thames Concerts is proud to introduce free Saturday morning concerts that showcase local up-and-coming talent.

Thames Concerts’ Artistic Director Benjamin Costello is delighted with the high-calibre performers set to visit the Borough. In addition to highly competitive ticket pricing, under-16s, full-time students, and accompanying carers of the disabled are admitted free to all concerts (subject to availability). Tickets for all concerts attract a 10% discount if purchased in advance from Ticketweb, and a season ticket offers even more value for money.

More information about the series may be found at www.thamesconcerts.com. Tickets are now on sale at an advance discount from Ticketweb www.ticketweb.co.uk / 08444 771 000.

A ‘Friends and Patrons of Thames Concerts’ scheme operates with attractive incentives to support Thames Concerts events. For more information please contact Thames Concerts through the website or email info@thamesconcerts.com.

Dates for the main series:

Saturday 30th January 2016, 7.30pm – Benjamin Sheen (organ)
One of the UK’s brightest young organists, touring internationally, and based at St Thomas, Fifth Avenue
“The brilliant organist Benjamin Sheen” – New York Times

Saturday 27th February 2016, 7.30pm – Ashley Fripp (piano)
This formidable young pianist presents a programme of Scarlatti, Beethoven, Brahms and Mussorgsky
“Disarmingly precocious” – New York Times
“A genuine virtuoso…. outstandingly brilliant” – Thomas Adès

Saturday morning series:
Thames Concerts is proud to introduce these short concerts, showcasing local up-and-coming talent. Admission is free (no ticket required), although donations are welcome, and the concerts last for around 50 minutes. Full programme details may be viewed at thamesconcerts.com.
Saturday 17th October, 10.30am – Talented young musicians from Surbiton High School
Saturday 19th December, 10.30am – Prize-winning local harpist Mary Reid
Saturday 20th February, 10.30am – Kingston University post-graduate musicians