Sunday 29 January 2017, 11.00 a.m.
Sean Shibe (guitar)
Dowland Forlorn Hope Fancy / Fantasia No.1A
Arnold Fantasy op 107
Walton 5 Bagatelles (1971)
– Interval –
Lennox Berkeley Sonatina Op 52/1
Britten Nocturnal after John Dowland Op 70
Programme notes by Helen Simpson
Although this concert is not eligible under the Cavatina Scheme since it is not chamber music, free places will be available to those normally eligible for free seats under the Cavatina Scheme as Brighton Dome and Festival and Strings Attached will subsidise these tickets for this concert only.
Strings Attached is very pleased to have been accepted by the scheme of CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust which encourages young people to attend chamber music concerts.
Through CAVATINA, and with the co-operation and support of Brighton Dome & Festival, we are able to offer a limited number of advance FREE tickets to young people for our chamber music Coffee Concerts. See Brighton Dome & Festival website.
If you happen to be older than 25 do please, of course, make this very generous offer known to your younger friends and relatives!
Strings Attached aims to promote, develop and help publicise high quality chamber music in the Brighton & Hove area, and we encourage and support both professional and amateur chamber music making. We are a voluntary group, working in co-operation with a range of organisations including the Brighton Dome & Festival and the Brighton Early Music Festival.
The initial impetus for Strings Attached came in 2010 from the possible collapse of the much-loved Sunday morning ‘Coffee Concerts’ at The Old Market in Hove. These happily survived for a further year at St Nicholas Church on Sunday afternoons into 2011. Since then, and in conjunction with Brighton Dome and Festival, we have arranged an annual series of Coffee Concerts on Sunday mornings at the Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and are delighted that a further series is now in place for 2016/17.
The Sunday morning Coffee Concert format includes an opportunity to meet fellow members of the audience in the interval with complimentary sherry or fruit juice provided exclusively to Friends of Strings Attached by Brighton Dome and Festival.
There is often the opportunity to meet the performers over a drink in the Foyer Bar at the end of the concerts. Coffee, cakes and other light refreshments are available before the concerts and during the interval in the foyer bar.
Strings Attached is a new society aiming to bring quality chamber music to Brighton and Hove, and it certainly fulfilled this in its inaugural concert by the Chilingirian Quartet at the Corn Exchange.
The Argus 25 October 2011