Diary upcoming performances

  • Saturday 8th April 2017

    Naunton Music

    St Andrew's Church, Naunton, Gloucestershire, GL54 3AX

    Haydn: Seven Last Words of Christ

    Further details from info@NauntonMusic.org.uk

  • Wednesday 12th April 2017 at 8.00pm

    Ilkley Concert Club

    The King's Hall and Winter Gardens, Station Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 8HB

    with Robert Plane (clarinet)

    Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581      
    Bowen: Phantasy Quintet for bass clarinet,  Op.93            
    Haydn: String Quartet Op.76, No.1

    All information at the Ilkley Concert Club website.

  • Thursday 4th May 2017 at 7.30pm

    Birmingham University

    The Bramall, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

    Suk: Meditation on the Old Czech Hymn ‘St Wenceslas’, Op. 35a
    Mozart: String Quartet No.14 in G major, K.387
    Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, ‘Death and the Maiden’

    All details can be found at The Bramall website.

  • Monday 8th May 2017 at 7.30pm

    Newbury Spring Festival

    Highclere Castle, Highclere Park, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 9RN

    with Mark Simpson (clarinet)

    Haydn: String Quartet Op.76 No. 5 in D
    Mozart: Clarinet Quintet K.581
    Simpson: Darkness Moves
    Schubert: String Quartet No. 4 'Death and the Maiden'

    All details at the Newbury Spring Festival site.

  • Saturday 13th May 2017 at 8.00pm

    Music at St Peter’s

    St Peter’s Church, 1 Thames Street, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 0BH

    with Andrew Berridge (viola)

    Haydn: Quartet in D major Op.76 no.5
    Schubert: Quartet in D minor D810 Death and the Maiden
    Beethoven: String Quintet in C major, Op.29

    Tickets can be bought at Ticketsource.

  • Friday 19th May 2017 at 7.00pm

    Sacconi Festival

    St Mary & St Eanswythe’s Church, Folkestone

    Haydn: String Quartet in D major, Op. 76, No.5
    Glass: String Quartet No.2
    Schubert: String Quartet in D minor, ‘Death and the Maiden’
    SACCONI ENCORE: a selection of the Sacconi Quartet’s favourite movements from the chamber music repertoire. 

    Our opening concert includes a tribute to Philip Glass in his 80th year and one of the Sacconis’ all-time favourite quartets: Schubert’s Death and the Maiden.

    The Sacconis will also be choosing a favourite quartet movement each, to talk about and perform. This is an extended concert with two intervals

    All details at the Festival page.

  • Saturday 20th May 2017 at 7.00pm

    Sacconi Festival

    St Mary & St Eanswythe’s Church, Folkestone

    with the Wihan Quartet

    Enescu: Octet for Strings in C major, Op. 7
    Shostakovich: Two pieces for String Octet
    Mendelssohn: Octet in E flat major, Op. 20

    The Sacconis are joined, for this special octet concert, by the wonderful Wihan Quartet from the Czech Republic. The Sacconis were introduced to the Wihans by Simon and Pamela Majaro of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust. The original members of the Wihan played an important role in the Sacconis’ early career, providing intensive and formative coaching on the core Czech repertoire. We would like to dedicate this concert to Pamela Majaro MBE who sadly passed away last year.

    All details at the Festival page.

  • Saturday 20th May 2017 at 9.30pm

    Sacconi Festival

    with Lavinia Meijer (harp)

    G. C. Menotti: Cantilena & Scherzo for harp and string quartet
    Paul Patterson: Armistice: Reflection & Hope, Op. 108
    written for Lavinia Meijer
    Philip Glass: Etudes 16 and 17 (arr. for harp by L. Meijer)
    Philip Glass: The Hours (arr. for harp and string quartet by L. Meijer)
    Bryce Dessner: Suite for Harp 
    L. Einaudi: Divenire (arr. for harp & string quartet by L. Meijer)

    We are delighted to have harpist Lavinia Meijer over from the Netherlands to perform in her unique musical style. Having worked closely and performed with Philip Glass, and produced two CDs of his music arranged for harp, Lavinia is an expert interpreter of his work. She will also be performing a piece written for her by Paul Patterson, a great friend of the Sacconis and one of the foremost contemporary composers for the harp. 

    All details at the Festival page.

  • Sunday 21st May 2017 at 3.00pm

    Sacconi Festival

    St Mary & St Eanswythe’s Church, Folkestone

    with Alasdair Beatson (piano) and Stacey Watton (bass)

    Satie: Embryons desséchés
    Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, ‘TheTrout’  

    We welcome back to the Festival the extraordinary pianist Alasdair Beatson for this afternoon concert. He will perform Eric Satie’s Embryons Desséchés, a suite of three short pieces inspired, aptly for this coastal venue, by sea creatures. Carrying on the aqueous theme, Alasdair is joined by members of the Sacconi Quartet in a performance of another seminal piece by Schubert: The ‘Trout’ quintet.

    All details at the Festival page.

  • Sunday 21st May 2017 at 7.00pm

    Sacconi Festival

    St Mary & St Eanswythe’s Church, Folkestone

    with Alasdair Beatson (piano)

    Mozart: String Quartet in G major, k.387, ‘Spring’
    Beethoven: Piano Trio in B flat major, Op. 97, ‘Archduke’
    Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81 (Friends’ choice)

    Our finale concert brings to a close our 10TH Festival! Alasdair Beatson joins the Sacconis in Beethoven’s beautiful Archduke Piano Trio and again for Dvorak’s piano quintet masterpiece, chosen by our very own Sacconi Friends. 

    All details at the Festival page.

  • Monday 29th May 2017 at 8.00pm

    Prague Spring Festival

    Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum, náměstí Jana Palacha 1, 11001 Prague 1, Czech Republic

    with the Wihan Quartet

    Mendelssohn: String Octet in E flat major Op. 20
    Shostakovich: Two Pieces for String Octet Op. 11
    Enescu: String Octet in C major Op. 7

    All details can be found at the Prague Spring Festival website.

  • Friday 14th July 2017 at 7.30pm

    Budleigh Music Festival

    Temple Methodist Church, Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 6NG

    with Huw Watkins (piano)

    Mozart: String Quartet in G, K.387
    Huw Watkins: String Quartet
    Dvořák: Piano Quintet No.2 op.81

    All information at the Budleigh Music Festival website.

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