Cancelled / Main House


(part of the Alnwick Music Society 2019-2020 Season)


Lawrence Power (viola/violin),

Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano)


Ysaÿe                                   Poème Élégiaque, op. 12

Vieuxtemps                     Viola Sonata, op. 36

Georges Hüe                   Thème Varié

Franck                                Violin Sonata


This concert of romantic music from Belgium and France ends with the well-known and well-loved Violin Sonata by Cesar Franck. Before that we have three lesser known works. There is a beautiful piece for violin and piano by Eugène Ysaÿe, a powerful viola sonata by Henri Vieuxtemps and a short viola and piano piece by the largely forgotten Georges Hüe.

Lawrence Power is one of today’s foremost violists, in demand worldwide as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber music partner. His artistry and penetrating musicianship has gained him constant plaudits around the world. In this recital he plays both the viola and the violin.

Simon Crawford-Phillips has established an extraordinarily varied career as soloist, chamber musician and conductor. He works regularly with Lawrence Power.

“Both musicians played with profound sensitivity and technical brilliance, achieving an expressive intensity that made for compelling listening.”

Rian Evans, The Guardian

Performance Dates and Times

Wednesday 1st April 7.30pm

Full Price: £16.50 | Adult (19-30): £6.00 | Child (Under 18): Free

Cast & Creatives

2019-20 Season


Alnwick Music Society is delighted to be back at the Playhouse for the remaining five concerts in our 2019-20 season.

Musical highlights include Schubert’s ‘Death and the Maiden’ Quartet, Shostakovich’s 2nd Piano Trio and Franck’s Violin Sonata, as well as works by Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Scarlatti, Prokofiev,  Fauré and Mendelssohn, to name but a few.

There are two wonderful pianists. I have heard Dinara Klinton twice and have been impressed on both occasions. Born in the Ukraine but living in the UK, she was a pianist in this year’s Leeds Piano Competition. Alasdair Beatson has a growing reputation as a soloist and accompanist. He has been a regular performer with the Royal Northern Sinfonia this season, playing with the orchestra but also in chamber recitals.

We also have a quality young Piano Trio, the Busch Trio, who were top class when they came to Morpeth.

The excellent Sacconi Quartet, who have been together as a group since 2001, will play music by Rachmaninov, Mendelssohn and Schubert.

We are also thrilled to have a brilliant string player, Lawrence Power, who will play the violin as well as the viola in a programme of romantic music, accompanied by Simon Crawford-Phillips.

Mike Alexander, Chairman of Alnwick Music Society

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

We recommend you arrive in good time to collect any tickets – the Box Office will be open for 1 hour prior to any evening events in addition to daytime opening hours.

Parking is located to the rear of the Playhouse in the public car parks. Parking discs are required to be displayed until 6pm and are available from the Visitor Information Centre located within the Playhouse building. Please check individual car park signs for any time restrictions.

Grab a bite to eat at McKenna’s or why not relax and enjoy a drink in our Playhouse Bar? The bar will be open Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-10.30pm and serves an extensive range of drinks including draught and local bottled beers, wines, a specialist gin list and cocktails.