Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Beethoven in the Borders

The annual Whittington International Chamber Music festival opens today (16 May 2017) and runs until 21 May, providing a week of Beethoven's chamber music played by musicians including the Elias Quartet, principals of the London Symphony Orchestra. The festival's artistic director is cellist James Barralet and the festival takes place in and around the church of St John the Baptist, Whittington in Shropshire.

The six concerts explore the full variety of Beethoven's chamber music, duos, trios, quartets,  a quintet, a sextet and a septet. The sequence opens with Beethoven's String Quartet Op.18 no.6 and finishes with the String Quartet no.13 in B flat Opus130 including the Grosse Fugue.

Full details from the festival website.

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