• Sacconi Chamber Music Festival • 17-19 May 2019 • Folkestone •

Friday 17 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)

Haydn – String Quartet in B flat major, Op. 76, No. 4 ‘Sunrise’
Korngold - String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 34
Grieg – String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27

Join the Sacconis on the opening night of their Festival. Hear Haydn’s “Sunrise” to herald the start of their nature-inspired weekend of music making. 


Take a trip to Hollywood with Korngold’s 3rd Quartet and venture into the Norwegian landscape with Grieg’s dramatic Quartet in G minor. 


Saturday 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)
Salomé Quartet: Haim Choi (violin), Inês Delgado (violin), Kasia Zimińska (viola), Shizuku Tatsuno (cello)
Royal College of Music String Ensemble

Haydn - String Quartet in C major, Op. 33, No. 3 ‘The Bird’
Mozart - Divertimento in D major, K. 136 
Woolrich – ‘Ulysses Awakes’ for viola and strings 
Bartok -  Divertimento for string orchestra

Haydn’s ‘Bird’ Quartet opens tonight’s concert, performed by the award-winning Salome Quartet from the Royal College of Music. After a break of two years, our very own RCM String Ensemble returns to perform three greats of the string orchestra repertoire including John Woolrich’s haunting Ulysses Awakes for Viola and Strings.  Expect to hear strings like you’ve never heard them before! 


Saturday 18 May at 9.30pm

Concert

Quarterhouse, Folkestone

Kosmos Ensemble: Harriet MacKenzie (violin),  Meg Hamilton (viola), Milos Milivojevic (accordion)

We’re delighted to have the dynamic trio ‘Kosmos’ perform for our late-night slot this year. Kosmos re-defines the relationship between classical and world music. Gypsy, Scottish, Jewish and Greek music glide into hot-blooded tango and Japanese melody, referencing classical composers including Brahms, Dvorak and Sarasate.


Sunday 19 May at 3.00pm

Concert

St Mary & St Eanswythe’s Church, Folkestone

Ben Hancox (violin)
Cara Berridge (cello)
Tom Poster (piano)

Beethoven – Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 ‘Spring’, for violin and piano
Schubert – Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D. 821, for cello and piano

Ben and Cara join forces with Festival favourite Tom Poster at the piano. Enjoy new beginnings with the freshness of Beethoven’s ‘Spring’ Sonata followed by the lyrical beauty of Schubert’s Sonata for Arpeggione. 
 


Sunday 19 May at 7.00pm

Concert

St Mary & St Eanswythe’s Church, Folkestone

Sacconi Quartet
Phil Dukes (viola)
Tom Poster (piano)

Haydn – String Quartet in D major, Op. 64 No. 5 ‘The Lark’
Beethoven - String Quintet in C major, Op. 29
Korngold - Piano Quintet in E major, Op.15

Haydn’s fresh and ebullient ‘Lark’ quartet will set the scene, followed by Beethoven’s tempestuous ‘Storm’ quintet with violist Phil Dukes. For the finale, Tom Poster joins the Sacconis for Korngold’s sumptuous and thrilling piano quintet. 


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