Tuesday 3 October 2023

An intense, immersive experience of live music: Spotlight Chamber Concerts returns

Spotlight Chamber Concerts
Spotlight Chamber Concerts, artistic director Anthony Friend, is back this Autumn for its fifth edition with five concerts in the beautifully restored St John's Waterloo, each concert offering an intense, immersive experience of live music, with dramatic lighting centred only on the performers, and the audience in the dark and in the round. 

Running from 3 November to 10 December 2023, the season features pianist Benjamin Grosvenor and violinist Hyeyoon Park, pianist Steven Osborne, clarinettist Anthony Friend and the Maxwell Quartet, pianist Emmanuel Despax, and the Solem Quartet.

The series opens with Benjamin Grosvenor and his duo partner Hyeyoon Park in RVW's The Lark Ascending (in its original version for violin and piano), Grieg's Violin Sonata No 3 and Takemitsu’s Distance de fée.  Then Steven Osborne gives and all Schubert programme, whilst series artistic director joins the Maxwell Quartet for Brahms' Clarinet Quintet alongside the quartet's own 'musical foraging project' of Scots folk music.

Emmanuel Despax pairs Chopin's Preludes with Busoni's monumental reinvention of Bach's Chaconne, finally the Solem Quartet returns to the series with late Beethoven and the London premiere of a work by Edmund Finnis based on the Beethoven.

Full details from the series website.

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