Stonegrove Serenade September 2022


Stonegrove Serenade – Music for the Community

EHRS is delighted to present Stonegrove Serenade, a series of lunchtime concerts at EHRS. On every third Tuesday of the month, please join us for music featuring up and coming classical musicians.

Audiences and musicians alike have praised Stonegrove Serenade’s fantastic acoustics, intimate concert setting and warm welcome and attendees have been bowled over with the standard of talent the series has attracted. Café 118 has delighted customers with its fresh and tasty homemade food. Some of the comments we have received is that its ‘an oasis of calm’ and ‘it doesn’t matter if you’re on your own, there is always someone friendly to sit with’.
Stonegrove Serenade and Café 118 are run by volunteers with support from EHRS and Simply Scrumptious Catering. We pay our talented musicians – high calibre students and graduates of The Royal College of Music – providing work for them, as well as an opportunity for audiences to enjoy a very reasonably priced meal, concert and company. We are grateful for everyone’s donations on the door and some generous extra donations which enable us to continue to book musicians. All funds raised go into the provision of Stonegrove Serenade and Café 118 and not to other synagogue purposes.

Tuesday 13 September, 13:00
*Please note change to performers originally advertised*
We welcome Yevgeny Kutik and Andrew Zolinsky

This month will feature talented Jewish violinist Yevgeny Kutik from the USA and tipped to become one of the world’s top violinists, who is visiting Europe in September and coming to perform at EHRS. He will be accompanied on piano by Andrew Zolinsky, professor of piano at the Royal College of Music, London, and at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Concert Programme:
Ernst Bloch – Baal Shem: Three Pictures of Chassidic Life
Sergei Prokofiev – Parting Scene and the Death of Juliet from Romeo and Juliet
Andreia Pinto Correia – ‘Cantico’ (co-commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra) [UK Premiere]
Cesar Franck – Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano

The programme will also include performance of Maurice Ravel’s Kaddish in remembrance for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, preceded by minute’s silence.

As Yevgeny and Andrew are not charging EHRS, all proceeds from the concert will be split between our EHRS High Holy Day Appeal charities click here, and Help Musicians click here which is a major aid for musicians with physical or psychological trauma to overcome in their professional career.

We invite you to enjoy a light lunch in our pop up cafe before the concert. ‘Cafe 118’ will be open 12:00, last orders at 12:45.
The café will re-open after the concert with drinks, cake, and a chat. Please note when booking if you will be using the café.

All are welcome. Admission is free, suggested donation £5.

If you would like to make an additional donation to Stonegrove Serenade, please click here

Please book below.