All concerts will be approximately one hour and without intermission. Please only book tickets for your household (maximum 6 in line with latest guidelines) as tickets bought together will be seated together. Seats in each section will be allocated from front to back in order of booking, and volunteers will have a list at the door to direct audience-members to their seats. Doors will open 45 minutes before performances to allow time for everyone to be seated safely. On-the-door ticket sales will not be possible.
Fri, 18th September | 7:30pm
Brahms and Mahler Piano Quartets (and a bit of Liszt)
Two symphonic masters redefine the Piano Quartet. Brahms' Third is a dark work, with literary inspirations and an achingly beautiful slow movement; the Mahler is a rarity - a one movement work he wrote in his teens, one of his only essays in chamber music and full of atmosphere and emotion. Also in this concert, Liszt transcriptions from Benjamin Grosvenor, including the composer's rich and virtuosic paraphrase on Bellini's opera 'Norma'.
Concert in memory of Allen and Roberta Voigts
Sat, 19th September | 7:30pm
Schubert's 'Trout' Quintet
'In a clear little brook,
There darted, about in happy haste,
The moody trout
Dashing everywhere like an arrow.'
One of the most joyous works in the repertoire, this Piano Quintet with double bass takes its title from its fourth movement - a set of variations on a song Schubert had written a few years earlier. This is work of almost wholly sunny disposition, and one that is always a great pleasure to play.
Sun, 20th September | 6:00pm
Dvorak Piano Quintet No.2
So much of Dvorak's music was influenced by his native Czech folk traditions, which he embraced and made entirely his own. These song and dance forms are here too in this Piano Quintet, with its Furiant and 'Dumka' movements. It is a rich tapestry of brightness and darkness, joy and melancholy.