Stokesley Recitals

ACTIVITIESClassical Cleveland presents monthly lunch-time and occasional evening concerts at Stokesley Methodist Church and occasionally at other venues in North Yorkshire. They are organised by Peter Sotheran, who ran the highly successful Classics at Kirkleatham series for some 15 years.
Lunch-time recitals at Stokesley Methodist Church feature the rising stars of the next generation of musicians, since Classical Cleveland enjoys a close relationship with the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. We provide 'platform experience' as part of their BMus and post-graduate Masters Degree courses.

Tickets for lunchtime concerts at Stokesley are on sale at TicketSource until 4 hours before the concert, and then at the door immediately prior to the concert. Doors open 1:00pm for the concert at 1.30pm.

Tickets for selected concerts are also available at the Yorkshire Store, High Street, Stokesley, Stokelds Fountain Street, Guisborough, Alison Hargreaves Optician Redcar Road, Marske, and the Book Corner, Milton Street, Saltburn.

Classical Cleveland have their own Go Fund Me page at www.gofundme.com/f/classical-cleveland to make good the shortfall arising from the impact of COVID on the last two seasons. Please support it if you can.
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EVENTS
​Thursday 6th October 2022 at 1.30pm in Stokesley Methodist Church
Ethan Gillespie - piano


Ethan Gillespie is a pianist, composer and arranger who enjoys performing an eclectic mix of musical styles and frequently collaborates with other instrumentalists and singers in both solo and ensemble settings.Earlier this years he won the college’s Concerto Competition.

JOHN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU
Selections from Suite en Sol
i. Les tricotets v. La Poule
ii. L’indifférente vi. Les triolets
iii. Menuet 1 vii. Les Sauvages
iv. Menuet 2

FRANZ LISZT - Années de Pèlerinage Book 1
ii. Au lac de Wallenstadt
ix. Les cloches de Genève

ISAAC ALBENIZ - Mallorca Op 202​

NIKOLAI MEDTNER - 4 Fairy Tales Op 34​

Tickets £10 available online via TicketSource

or at the door.
Doors to concert open at 1.00pm
The musician appears by kind permission of the Royal Northern College of Music
Thursday 3rd November 2022 at 1.30pm in Stokesley Methodist Church
Nica Novak - guitar


Growing up in a small town with strong baroque roots in the north of Croatia, Nika has always been surrounded by music. At the age of six, she began playing guitar at her local art, music and drama club. Having discovered her passion, Nika decided to pursue her dream of being a professional musician and is currently studying for her Masters, after finishing a 4-year undergraduate degree.
Nika has performed in countless recitals, and competitions, and with various guitar ensembles. She has received master classes and lessons with Zoran Dukić, Sean Shibe, Steve Gross, David Leisner, Ana Vidović and others.​

Programme is expected to include works by:
Napoleon Coste, Johann Sebastian Bach,
Leo Brouwer, Toru Takemitsu,
Miroslav Tadić, Atanas Ourkouzounov,
Roland Dyens and Dušan Bogdanović.​

Tickets £10 available at the door and online via TicketSource
Doors to concert open at 1.00pm
The musician appears by kind permission of the Royal Northern College of Music
Thursday 1st December 2022 at 1.30pm in Stokesley Methodist Church
Fangning Dong - cello & Roksana Dabkowska -piano


Fangning Dong began to play the cello at the age of seven and won first prize in the national cello competition in China when he was ten. He is currently working on his master’s degree under the guidance of Hannah Roberts supported by the Rowland Hardy Cello Awards.
Polish postgraduate pianist Roksana Dabkowska has been on the prizewinners’ podia at international festivals across Europe including the Zachodniopomorski Chopin Competition and the Andrea Baldi International Competition in Bologna.​

Programme includes:
SAMUEL BARBER - Cello Sonata Op 6
LUTOSLAWSKI - Sacher Variation for Cello Solo
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN - Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor Op 65​

Tickets £10 available at the door and online via TicketSource
Doors to concert open at 1.00pm
Both musicians appear by kind permission of the Royal Northern College of Music
Last update: 27 Jul 22