LEICESTER INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL: 20TH - 22ND SEPTEMBER 2018
'A New World': the music of composers who were inspired by the United States of America or even took up residence in a new continent. Click for more details.
NEXT CONCERT 22ND FEBRUARY: 'GHOST VARIATIONS' with JESSICA DUCHEN (speaker); DAVID LE PAGE (violin) and VIV MCLEAN (piano).
Jessica Duchen's novel Ghost Variations (Unbound 2016) is based on extraordinary real events, unfolding against a background of the Depression and the rise of fascism. This exceptional programme combines author and musicians in a dazzling mix of narration and music. Each piece has been chosen for its associations with d'Aranyi, including music by Mendelssohn, Bartok, Ravel, FS Kelly and, of course, Schumann.
PREVIOUS CONCERT 8TH FEBRUARY: THE HEATH QUARTET (HAYDN QUARTET OP 74 NO 1, RAVEL STRING QUARTET)
The Heath Quartet certainly lived up to their reputation as one of the most exciting British chamber ensembles of the moment. Each phrase and each cadence was triumph of imagination and ensemble, so that nothing seemed run of the mill and there was always something to capture the listener's attention. At the end of the concert, a packed gallery acclaimed their performance with great enthusiasm.
Read the review by Leicester Concert-goer!