Toby Turton, cello, Andy Massey, piano

Date: 10/4/0204 Time: 7.45 pm

Beethoven sonata for Piano & Cello no.5 in D Major. Op 102
1 Allegro con brio
2 Adagio con molto sentimento d’affetto
3 Allegro – Allegro fugato

Messiaen ‘Louange à L’Éternité de Jésus’ from ‘Quartet for the end of time’

Saint-Saëns ‘The Swan’ from Carnival of the Animals’

Tchaikovsky ‘Andante Cantabile’ & ‘Valse Sentimentale’

Frank Bridge – Cello Sonata.
1 Allegro ben moderato
2 Adagio ma non troppo – Molto Allegro agitatio

Toby Turton is a prolific orchestral, chamber and solo cellist. As an orchestral musician Toby is the Co-Principal cellist with Northern Ballet Sinfonia; appointed in May 2014. Toby also continues to work on a freelance basis for many of the UK’s finest chamber and symphony orchestras including the Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Academy of St.Martin in-the-Fields, City of London Sinfonia, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He has toured USA, Canada, Europe and Russia extensively over a 13 month period with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and been as far afield as Northern Norway to work for the Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic in winter. Toby performs regularly at the Proms during the summer and played at the first night with Sir Andrew Davis in 2014. Other highlights of last year included Principal/Solo work for both Royal Ballet Sinfonia & Northern Ballet and sitting Co-Principal to Aleksei Kiseliov in the Royal Scottish National Orchestra for several concerts, as part of his trial for Assistant Principal with the orchestra. As soloist Toby has performed over one hundred cello and piano recitals across the UK as well as all of the major cello concertos with a variety of orchestras – most recently Haydn’s C major concerto with the Rosemary Consort in 2013. Toby plays on a fine and rare cello made by Charles Boullangier in 1877.

Andy Massey studied at the Royal College of Music where he won the major prizes as a pianist. His concert career took him throughout the UK and Europe as a soloist with orchestras and recital player. In 1996 he went to English National Opera and a year later joined the music staff at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, where he stayed for four years before moving into music theatre.

Andy was the Associate Conductor on various productions for D’Oyly Carte Opera Company including Iolanthe, Yeoman of the Guard and HMS Pinafore. He has been involved as either conductor, player or musical director in Dance, Opera and Musicals (too numerous to mention) on the London stage for the past twenty years.