The Sacconi Quartet gave our last Queen’s Hall concert on the evening before the first Covid lockdown. It was an extraordinary, emotional occasion which we will never forget. The Sacconi played wonderfully.
We are absolutely delighted now to welcome them back to Hexham as part of their 20th anniversary celebrations. They are touring the UK, playing some of their favourite works from their twenty years together.
This evening, the Sacconi are joined by the Italian pianist, Emma Abbate, who has a busy international career playing at prestigious venues in continental Europe, the USA and the UK.
On the programme, we have performances of two of the greatest piano quintets in the repertoire – those by Shostakovich and Elgar – and a movement from Rachmaninov’s first attempt at a string quartet.
‘This stunner from the Sacconi Quartet was all about letting the music speak’ – Classic FM
‘An amazingly talented pianist’ – Musica
Rachmaninov Romance (from String Quartet, no. 1)
Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G minor, op. 57
Elgar Piano Quintet, op. 84
Sacconis play the Ravel string quartet:
Emma Abbate plays Weber’s Rondo: