TOM POSTER piano
SACCONI STRING QUARTET
Ben Hancox and Hannah Dawson violins
Robin Ashwell viola, Cara Berridge cello
ANDREW MARSHALL double bass
Beethoven Piano Sonata in E minor Op 90
Beethoven String Quartet in B flat Op 18 No 6
Beethoven arr. Lachner Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat Op 73 ‘Emperor’
The opening concert of the 2020 Leamington Music Festival sets the scene beautifully for our celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, bringing together the composer’s piano, chamber and orchestral works, although perhaps in a way you have never heard before. The piano sonata with which we begin the Festival was written in 1814 – the year the Royal Pump Rooms was built.
Tom Poster’s superb performance of Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet with the Aronowitz Ensemble in last year’s Festival proved that he is a piano force to be reckoned with. He is joined by the Sacconi Quartet, which embarks on its 20th-anniversary tour next year, and double bassist Andrew Marshall for the Emperor Concerto which should certainly begin the weekend with a bang!
Tickets: £25 and £20 reserved central block, £15 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby
Festival Saver Ticket available – call Leamington Music office on 01926 497000 for more details.