Across four concerts, Simon will perform in various trios, a quintet, a sextet and a nonet, in a broad range of music by Beethoven, Ludwig, Dohnányi, Poulenc and Coleridge-Taylor.
The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Beethoven 249’ and the week is focused on celebrating Beethoven and his works “to mark this most notable anniversary”.
Simon will be performing three of Beethoven’s works during his stint at the Festival. In his first concert, on Tuesday 26th November at St Michael’s Church, Highgate, he will play in the Gassenhauer Trio (Trio in B flat, op. 11), as well as Ernő Dohnányi’s Sextet in C, op. 37, and David Ludwig’s 3 Yiddish Dances for piano trio.
On Friday 29th November, Simon will play in three concerts at St Anne’s Church, Highgate. For the early evening concert, at 6.15pm, he will perform Beethoven’s Quintet for piano and winds in E flat, op. 16, with Nicholas Daniel, Peter Sparks, Amy Harman and James Pillai.
The main evening concert, at 7.30pm, will feature Simon in Poulenc’s Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano, as well as Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Nonet in F minor, op. 2, scored for wind quartet (with horn), string quartet and piano.
A full listing of Simon’s appearances at the festival can be found by following this link, or viewed below.
Beethoven Trio in B flat, op. 11, ‘Gassenhauer’
Britten String Quartet no. 1 in D, op. 25
Ludwig 3 Yiddish Dances for piano trio
Dohnányi Sextet in C, op. 37
Nicholas Daniel (oboe)
Peter Sparks (clarinet)
Amy Harman (bassoon)
James Pillai (horn)
Priya Mitchell (violin)
Ben Gilmore (violin)
Gary Pomeroy (viola)
Meghan Cassidy (viola)
Ashok Klouda (cello)
Chi-Chi Nwanoku OBE (double bass)
Simon Callaghan (piano)
Poulenc Trio for oboe, bassoon & piano, FP43
Coleridge-Taylor Nonet in F minor, op. 2
Dvořák 2 Waltzes for string quintet, op. 54
Beethoven String Quintet in C, op. 29, ‘Storm’