Simon Blendis violin
Douglas Paterson viola
Jane Salmon cello
Peter Buckoke double bass
William Howard piano
Romantic chamber music presented beneath the elegant high-domed ceiling of The Octagon.
The Schubert Ensemble premieres a piano quintet by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, winner of the BBC Young Composer competition at the age of just 15, alongside a quintet by Louise Farrenc, the only woman to hold a permanent post at the Paris Conservatoire in the 19th century.
Approximate end time: 8.15pm (no interval)
Louise Farrenc Quintet No.1 in A minor
Cheryl Frances-Hoad The Whole Earth Dances (world premiere)*
Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat Op.47
*Co-commissioned by the Schubert Ensemble and Spitalfields Music. Supported by the John S Cohen Foundation, Hinrichsen Foundation, The Leche Trust, Lord Phillimore’s Charitable Trust, RVW Trust, The Steel Charitable Trust and The Schubert Ensemble Trust.
6.00pm – 6.30pm
The artists and composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad discuss the programme and the creation of her new work.
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