19th February 2023

Programme Notes

We are very much looking forward to opening our 2023 season at St Stephen’s church in South Dulwich on 19th February at 4.00pm. Tickets.

We have recently given several 1 hour performances followed by drinks, and a chance to chat to the audience following the performance, and we will be continuing this idea for our concert in Dulwich.

Last Year’s discovery of Florence Price’s 1st quartet, and its own amazing history has led us on to wanting to perform her 2nd quartet. The music for which was equally hard to obtain here in the UK, but thanks to Schott Music London who were able to track it down for us in the US, and ensure we had it in enough time to include it in our programme for this 1st concert of the year. You can read here about some of the story of the more recent re-discovery of her music.

We will be performing the slow movement: Andante Cantabile, which is beautiful and works suitably as a stand-alone movement in between the two larger pieces of Haydn’s Op 50, no. 5 and Schubert’s Quartet no. 10.

Price’s Quartet no. 2 is itself a much larger work, in comparison to the 1st quartet. We hope to programme a performance of the full piece later on in the year.

Tickets for our concert on 19th February are available here. Full price – £15. Full time students, or those aged between 13 and 20 – £8. 12 year olds and under are free.