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92A High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1XH
  • Telephone 01273 709709
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Almathea In Concert

AMALTHEA Flute & Harp Duo Klio Blonz ~ Flute , Siobhan Swider ~ Harp AMALTHEA and its intimate combination of flute and harp enchants the audiences with the distinct programmes and ability to create a beautiful atmosphere and a unique blend of sounds. Classically trained, Klio and Siobhan draw inspiration both from the baroque, classical and contemporary eras as well as from different cultures and continents. They are regularly touring the U.K. with most recent tours in Devon with VIA, Dorset with ARTSREACH and Wiltshire with POUND ARTS. They have appeared in Festivals and Concert Series such as Brighton Festival / Brighton Dome, Deverills Festival, Adur Arts Festival, King's Lynn Music Society, the Royal Chapel Concert Series and St Luke's Music and Wine amongst others, receiving excellent reviews. For more information please visit: www.amaltheaduo.com

 Programme

 Mozart (1756-1791) Theme & Variations

Ravel (1875-1937) Pièce en Forme de Habanera Einaudi (1955-) Le Onde , for solon harp Vivaldi (1678-1741) Sonata RV40 Largo Allegro Largo Allegro Interval Bach (1714-1788) Sonata in A minor, for solo flute Poco Adagio Allegro Allegro Bizet (1838-1875) Entr'acte Debussy (1962-1918) Première Arabesque Salzedo (1885-1961) Chanson de la nuit , for solo harp Chopin (1810-1849) Variations on a Theme by Rossini
Klio Blonz ~ Flute

Klio Blonz studied in Paris with C. Cantin and P. Dumail and at Trinity College of Music with W. Boustany and A. Baker. She has been broadcast by BBC Radio 3 and is regularly performing as a soloist and ensemble player in the U.K. and abroad. She has appeared at the Mayfield Festival, Lincoln Music Club, Blenheim Music Circle, Prokofiev Festival in the U.K., the Abbeye de Villelongue and Les Theophanies International Concert Series in France, as well as Demetria Festival, Sani and the Cyclades International Music Festivals in Greece amongst others. Klio has a particular interest in contemporary music and has worked with composers such as Ficcara, Athanasiadis, Mills, Gander, Stewart and Kubo, premiering works at the Queen Elizabeth Hall/ Foyer, the National Portrait Gallery, Blackheath Halls, St James's Piccadilly, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Blackheath Halls. She works regularly with cellist Rebecca Hepplewhite and pianist Grace Mo with whom she has recently completed a tour for the acclaimed children's concerts series Bach to Baby. In April 2017 she presented Fantasmata, a performance for solo flute, visuals and poetry, at The Asylum Space in London, which will be performed again at the Peckham Arts Festival in September 2017.

Siobhan Swider ~ Harp

Born in the USA, Siobhan Swider began playing the harp at the Interlochen Arts Acadamy, Michigan, and subsequently studied at the University of Michigan and at Trinity College of Music, London. With a strong interest in studying in the U.K. Siobhan has an extensive repertoire covering classical, popular, jazz and folk on the harp and is equally competent in improvisation. As a classical harpist, Siobhan has performed at various prestigious venues around London such as Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, Somerset House, the Royal Academy of Arts, the House of Parliament and Westminster Abbey to name but a few. She has performed as a soloist for Nelson Mandela, HRH Prince Charles, HRH The Queen and The Princess of Thailand. She has worked with numerous orchestras such as the City of Moscow Ballet, London Sinfonia and The Amadeus Orchestra, performing throughout the U.K., India, Europe and the U.S.A . She is frequently employed for session work for various DJ's on the London and European scenes and has recently finished a world tour with Above and Beyond.

Sat 7 Apr

£10

Folk In Adur

A charity fundraiser featuring Folk In Adur see https://www.facebook.com/Folk-In-Adur-1140945055986761/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13PLGefeBfA

Sun 1 Apr

Free

Folk In Adur - A Radio Lewes Live Event In Conjunction With Folk In The Chapel

A charity fundraiser featuring Folk In Adur see https://www.facebook.com/Folk-In-Adur-1140945055986761/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13PLGefeBfA

Sun 1 Apr

Free

Lyra From St Petersburg Cathedral

The annual return of this fabulous singing group from St Petersburg with a mix of secular and sacred music

Thu 19 Apr

£10

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