It’s great to be back for another season! We celebrate our 70th birthday this year – our first concert was held in Hexham’s old grammar school in 1952 – and we mark the occasion with six very different concerts highlighting the sheer talent and artistry to be found in the world of chamber music today.
We begin on 4th October with a solo recital by Dominic Degavino, the young pianist who made such an impression when he played at the Queen’s Hall in March with the Mithras Trio.
The Pelléas Ensemble are rising stars on the chamber music scene and their programme of music for viola, flute and harp on 15th November includes arrangements of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Debussy’s Prélude à l’Après-Midi d’un Faune, a piece that helped to change the course of 20th-century music.
Bradley Creswick, who plays for us on 29th January 2023, needs no introduction to a Tyne Valley audience! He will be joined by his regular musical partner, Margaret Fingerhut, for a programme that includes Elgar’s noble violin sonata and the beautiful Romance by Dvořák.
Then, on 19th February, we have a concert by the exciting young Dudok Quartet from Amsterdam and they are followed on 10th March by the inspirational baroque violinist, Rachel Podger, who brings a programme ranging from J S Bach to traditional Celtic and English tunes.
The season ends on 1st April with the return of the Mithras Trio. We’re delighted that they’re able to join us again and Dvořák’s great Dumky Trio is the perfect way to bring our season to a close.
Tempted? Book online now and come and share with us the very special experience that is live chamber music.