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CANCELLED – Tom Poster piano, Sacconi String Quartet and Andrew Marshall double bass

1 May 2020 at 7:30pm

£15 – £25

Ben Hancox and Hannah Dawson violins
Robin Ashwell viola, Cara Berridge cello

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.


1 May 2020
£15 – £25
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Friday 1 May, 7.30pm Sacconi Quartet & Tom Poster
Saturday 2 May, 12 noon Veronika Klírová & Ben Dawson
Saturday 2 May, 4.00pm The American Beethoven - Talk by Peter Herbert
Saturday 2 May, 7.30pm Andrey Gugnin
Sunday 3 May, 12 noon Ben Goldscheider & Richard Uttley
Sunday 3 May, 2.30pm Warwickshire Music Annual Concert
Sunday 3 May, 7.30pm Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch
Monday 4 May, 12.30pm Kinsky Piano Trio
Monday 4 May, 7.30pm Tasmin Little & Andrey Gugnin
Tuesday 5 May, 12 noon Ensemble 360
Tuesday 5 May, 7.30pm James Gilchrist & Ensemble 360
Sunday 17 May, 3.00pm Roderick Williams & Susie Allan

Full Festival Ticket in best seats available for all lunchtime concerts and evening concerts and talk (1 - 5 May) plus 17 May: Pay £180 and save £45

Festival Weekend Ticket in best seats available for all lunchtime concerts and evening concerts plus talk and film (1 - 5 May): Pay £160 and save £45

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Royal Pump Rooms, LEAMINGTON
The Parade
Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA United Kingdom
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