• Sacconi Chamber Music Festival • 18-20 May 2018 • Folkestone •

Friday 18 May at 7.00pm

concert

St Mary & St Eanswythe’s Church, Folkestone

Sacconi Quartet: Ben Hancox (violin), Hannah Dawson (violin), Robin Ashwell (viola), Cara Berridge (cello) 
Ruth Wall (harp)

Programme:
Haydn – String Quartet in F minor, Op. 55, No. 2
Shostakovich – String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
Dvořák – String Quartet in G major, Op. 106
Graham Fitkin -  String Quartet ‘String' 
Graham Fitkin – ‘Recur' (with harp)
Graham Fitkin – String Quartet ‘Servant'

Our opening concert explores the full range of human emotions, from the melancholy of Shostakovich to the unbridled joy of Dvořák’s late G major quartet. 
Harpist Ruth Wall joins the Sacconis to perform works from their latest Fitkin CD, and Graham himself will be making a special appearance! An extended concert with two intervals.


Saturday 19 May at 7.00pm

concert

St Mary & St Eanswythe’s Church, Folkestone

Sacconi Quartet: Ben Hancox (violin), Hannah Dawson (violin), Robin Ashwell (viola), Cara Berridge (cello) 

London Bridge Trio:
David Adams (violin)
Kate Gould (cello)
Daniel Tong (piano)

Beethoven – Piano Trio in E flat major, Op. 1, No. 1 
Schoenberg – String Sextet ‘Verklärte Nacht’, Op. 4
Brahms - Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

We take a trip to Vienna through the ages for this evening concert, where the streets resonate with the music of these three great composers.  The London Bridge Trio start with a young Beethoven’s example of Classical elegance. The Sacconis then join as we take a moonlit stroll with Schoenberg’s Late Romantic tale of betrayal and forgiveness. We finish with one of the greats of the Romantic period, Brahms and his dramatic piano quintet.


Saturday 19 May at 9.30pm

concert

Quarterhouse, Mill Bay, Folkestone, CT20 1BN

Chesaba:
Abel Selaocoe (cello)
Ali Mcmath (double bass)
Sidiki Dembele (drums and kora)

Chesaba, an electrifying African trio, play music from the Ivory Coast to South Africa using sounds created from an eclectic blend of cello, kora, n'goni (African percussion), double bass and voice accompanied by the languages of Bambara, Zulu, Sotho, Tswana and more. You can expect improvisations influenced by African, Jazz and Classical Music. 


Sunday 20 May at 3.00pm

concert

St Mary & St Eanswythe’s Church, Folkestone

Sacconi Quartet: Ben Hancox (violin), Hannah Dawson (violin), Robin Ashwell (viola), Cara Berridge (cello) 
Daniel Tong (piano)
Tom Hancox (flute)

Hindemith – Prelude, from Sonata for Solo Viola, Op. 11, No. 5
Brahms – Sonata for Viola and Piano in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1
Ivan Moseley - 'Cassation' for flute and string quartet
Arvo Pärt - 'Fratres' for Violin and Piano
Debussy - Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor, L. 140

Hannah and Robin take temporary leave from the Quartet, and invite pianist Daniel Tong to join them for a selection of solo and duet repertoire. Plus the Sacconis perform the World Premiere of Ivan Moseley’s flute quintet with flautist Tom Hancox.


Sunday 20 May at 7.00pm

concert

St Mary & St Eanswythe’s Church, Folkestone

Sacconi Quartet: Ben Hancox (violin), Hannah Dawson (violin), Robin Ashwell (viola), Cara Berridge (cello) 
Daniel Tong (piano)
Moray Welsh (cello)

Haydn – String Quartet in E major, Op. 54, No. 3
Mozart - Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478
Schubert – String Quintet in C major, D. 956   


Daniel Tong and eminent cellist Moray Welsh help the Sacconis bring the 11th Festival to a close with Mozart’s turbulent G minor piano quartet, and Schubert’s beloved C major quintet, which makes a return to the festival after 10 years! 


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  • London Bridge Trio
  • Ruth Wall
  • Moray Welsh
  • Daniel Tong
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  • Chesaba
  • Hannah Dawson
  • Ben Hancox
  • Cara Berridge
  • Robin Ashwell