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Raga Garage – Friday 14 March

Raga Garage

Jyotsna Srikanth and Robert Atchison violins
Shadrach Solomon piano, Karthik Mani percussion

 

A mesmerizing blend of Indian Carnatic and European Classical sounds, layered and embellished with folk, pop, and jazz ornamentations, and topped up with exotic and ethnic rhythms – this is music is for the masses and connoisseurs alike, as these incredible musicians have tailored their works to attract classical and contemporary music fans of all ages and cultures. Following their Italian debut at the Capri International Festival, a young music convert said Raga Garage was to him, “The sophisticated coming together of the sounds of the West and the East in a simple and enjoyable way”. So put simply, Raga Garage is a hot melting pot of musical influences culminating in a sound both new and unique.

 

The finer details…

Interval: 20 mins

Estimated finish: 9.30pm

Tickets
Unreserved: £23 full price | £11.50 under-35s | £3 child/student

 

Fibonacci Quartet – Friday 14 February

Fibonacci Quartet

Luna De Mol and Kryštof Kohut violins
Elliot Kempton viola, Findlay Spence cello

Haydn   String Quartet, Op. 76 No. 5 in D major
Bartók   String Quartet No. 4, Sz91
Schubert   String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D810 ‘Death and the Maiden’

 

The Fibonacci Quartet are one of Europe’s leading young string quartets. They have recently taken prizes at the Royal Over-Seas League Competition and the Cavatina Chamber Music Competition at Wigmore Hall, and are quickly establishing a reputation as compelling performers of a wide variety of repertoire. Without a doubt they will have a fresh and vigorous take on this incredible programme.

Concert generously supported by Peter Glanfield

 

The finer details…

Interval: 20 mins

Estimated finish: 9.30pm

Tickets
Centre section: £28 full price | £3 child/student
Side sections: £18 full price | £9 under-35s | £3 child/student

Coull Quartet – Friday 24 January

Coull Quartet

Roger Coull and Philip Gallaway violins
Jonathan Barritt viola, Nicholas Roberts cello

Mozart String Quartet No. 14 in G major, K387 ‘Spring’
Prokofiev String Quartet No. 1 in B minor, Op. 50
Beethoven String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2, ‘Rasumovsky’

 

Formed in 1974 by students at the Royal Academy of Music under the guidance of renowned quartet leader, Sidney Griller, the Coull Quartet rapidly achieved national recognition and now celebrate their 50th anniversary.

The Coull were appointed Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Warwick in 1977, a post they held for over forty years. The Quartet, which includes two of its founder members, has performed and broadcast extensively throughout the UK, and has made tours of Western Europe, the Americas, Australia, China, India and the Far East.

Mozart makes his only appearance for this year’s Season here, appropriately with his ‘Spring’ Quartet, Prokofiev’s First Quartet is a much-anticipated rarity in our programming and Beethoven’s second ‘Rasumovsky’ Quartet is an evergreen must-hear in a concert like this one.

Leamington Music is delighted to be part of the anniversary celebrations as one of the first concerts of the next 50 years for this very special ensemble!

Concert generously supported by Stan & Helen Ireland

 

The finer details…

Interval: 20 mins

Estimated finish: 9.30pm

Tickets
Centre section: £28 full price | £3 child/student
Side sections: £18 full price | £9 under-35s | £3 child/student

Jubilee String Quartet – Friday 8 November

Jubilee String Quartet

Tereza Privratska and Julia Loucks violins
Lorena Cantó Woltèche viola, Toby White cello

Haydn   String Quartet, Op. 20 No. 1 in E flat major
Webern   Langsamer Satz, Op. post. (1905)
Smetana   String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, ‘From My Life’

 

The Jubilee Quartet, returning for the third time, is made up of four musicians from across the globe. Webern’s Langsamer Satz, a love song to the woman he would later marry, lay woefully undiscovered in an attic until the early 1960s and is now getting the exposure it truly deserves – in this programme nestled between Haydn’s genre-defining work and Smetana’s great autobiographical one in a continued celebration of the Year of Czech Music.

 

The finer details…

Interval: 20 mins

Estimated finish: 9.30pm

Tickets
Centre section: £28 full price | £3 child/student
Side sections: £18 full price | £9 under-35s | £3 child/student

Doric String Quartet – Friday 18 October

Doric String Quartet

Alex Redington and Ying Xue violins
Hélène Clément viola, John Myerscough cello

Beethoven   String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135
Andrea Tarrodi   String Quartet No. 3, ‘Light Scattering’
Beethoven   String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132

 

Formed in 1998, the Doric Quartet performs here for the sixth time in Leamington Music’s eighteen years. These audience favourites bring us something new on this visit in the form of Swedish composer Andrea Tarrodi’s Third Quartet – written in 2014 for the Brodsky Quartet and inspired by the play of light on glass, it sits comfortably here with Beethoven’s last two quartets which are arguably some of the greatest compositions of all time.

 

The finer details…

Interval: 20 mins

Estimated finish: 9.30pm

Tickets
Centre section: £28 full price | £3 child/student
Side sections: £18 full price | £9 under-35s | £3 child/student