Wednesday 23 June 2021

Barnstorming! The Consone String Quartet plays unusual repertoire in unusual places

The Consone String Quartet is launching a new on-line concert series, title Barnstorming! The concerts will be filmed in beautiful barns across the UK, with the idea that the series would utilise new concert settings without a reliance on in person audiences.

The first concert in the series is on on 1 July 2021, filmed at the Barn at Willards Farm, Dunsfold. The quartet will be joined by with cellist Alexander Rolton for Beethoven's Sonata for piano and cello, op. 5/1 in F major in an arrangement for string quintet by his pupil Ferdinand Ries and String Quintet in C minor, op. 38 'The Bullet by George Onslow (1784-1853), a French composer of English descent. Further information from OnJam

Then on 12 August 2021, the quartet will be at Hurlands Barn, Dunsfold performing  Schumann's Frauenliebe und Leben, op.42, in an arrangement for soprano and string quartet by Bill Thorpe with soprano Mary Bevan, and Schumann's String Quartet in A minor, op.41/1.

The Consone String Quartet are the first string quartet playing on period instruments to join the BBC New Generation Artists Scheme.

Further dates in the series will be confirmed. Further information from the Consone Quartet website.

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