of HaydnTheir programme also includesMusic in Allendale June 24
Our 2019 season has now ended. In May the Gildas Quartet thrilled us with their vibrant performance of Haydn, Janacek and Schubert., whilst In June we had a superb concert of quartets by Haydn, Britten and Beethoven, performed to a near-capacity audience, by the Heath Quartet. The Fitzwilliam Quartet,with Lesley Schatzberger, came in July to play Brahms' glorious clarinet quintet and an entertaining piece by William Sweeney for basset clarinet and string quartet. Their programme also included vintage Mozart and Schubert . We ended the season with the young, impressive Aurea Quartet, who performed Frank Bridge's Three Idylls and, with Nicholas Trygstad, cello, Schubert's great C major quintet and Boccherini's E major quintet with its famous Minuet. Sadly their concert appeared to clash with other local events, the result being we were 20 or so down on audience numbers. Despite the serious shortfall in revenue which this represents we have decided to go ahead with planning our usual four concerts in 2020. Watch this space!