Concert Series 2019-2020
Previous concerts of the Season:
Tuesday, 1 October 2019 at 7.30pm
P A U L D R A Y T O N
Pianist, composer, conductor and teacher Paul Drayton once again returns to comment on the season ahead in his own inimitable style with piano accompaniment and other recorded musical illustrations.
Tickets £5 on the door (non-members)
Free entry to members
F I T Z W I L L I A M Q U A R T E T
Friday, 18th October 2019
Vaughan Williams: String Quartet No.2 in A minor
Liz Johnson: Tide Purl
Shostakovich: String Quartet No.11 in F minor
Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor
D810 "Death and the Maiden"
The Fitzwilliam Quartet is one of the longest established string quartets in the world. Their first concert was held in October 1968. By way of celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2018 the quartet has been re-visiting many favourite venues over a period of 16 months, and Truro 3 Arts Society are delighted to be part of their celebration.
The quartet's personal relationship with Shostakovich ensures that their interpretations of his works are highly acclaimed. The Fitzwilliam Quartet has recently recorded Schubert's "Death and the Maiden" Quartet played on gut strings.
"The Fizwilliam String Quartet, in my opinion, is, and has been for many years, Britain's premier string quartet ensemble ....a flagship British ensemble that should be the pride of that nation."
(Jerry Dubins, Fanfare, 2015)
T R I O C O N B R I O C O P E N H A G E N
Friday, 8th November 2019
Haydn: Piano Trio in E major HobXV: 28
Arensky: Piano Trio No.1 in D minor
Beethoven: Piano Trio No.5 in D major Op.70 No. 1 "Ghost"
Acknowledged as one of the finest piano trios in the world, Trio con Brio Copenhagen is about to enter their twentieth year. Twenty years is a milestone for any ensemble and, says Jens Elvekjaer, they all knew right from the start that they would find their musical identities as a piano trio. They quickly gained a reputation for their fresh and contemporary approach to the core repertoire.
They are regularly heard at the world's leading venues and concert series, including their beloved "home venues", the Royal Library and the Tivoli Concert Hall, in Copenhagen. Their recent recordings of Beethoven's Complete Piano Trios have received critical acclaim.
"From the first note, Trio con Brio exudes class ... both explosive and exquisitely intimate ... aspects that this performance delivers with compelling panache."