Notice of AGM on 1st March 2018

STRINGS ATTACHED: Brighton and Hove Chamber Music Society

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The seventh Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 1 March 2018 at 1100 at 9 Powis Square, Brighton BN1 3HH

AGENDA

1   Chair’s welcome

2   To receive the minutes of the sixth Annual General Meeting held on 2 March 2017

3   To receive the Annual Report of the Committee of Strings Attached

4   To receive Continue reading “Notice of AGM on 1st March 2018”

Report of the Committee for 2017

This annual report summarises Strings Attached activity during 2017.

We’ve had another successful season of coffee concerts provided by the Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival.

This year we did not send out a questionnaire survey to elicit opinions about the Coffee Concert Season as responses had not changed significantly during the previous three years and we felt Friends might not wish to be burdened with a questionnaire once again. Instead Continue reading “Report of the Committee for 2017”

25th February 2018 – Castalian Quartet – Programme notes by Chris Darwin

Castalian Quartet
Simon Rowland-Jones viola

Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in D, Op.76 No.5

Allegretto
Largo ma non troppo. Cantabile e mesto
Menuetto. Allegro
Finale. Presto

In 1795 Haydn returned from his spectacularly successful visits to England to the relatively light duties prescribed by the new Esterházy Prince Nikolaus II. Nikolaus had abandoned Continue reading “25th February 2018 – Castalian Quartet – Programme notes by Chris Darwin”

Coffee Concert 28th January 2018 – Review by Richard Amey, Worthing Herald

Coffee Concert: Amy Harman (bassoon), Adam Walker (flute), James Baillieu (piano) at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Sussex University, Sunday 28 January 2018 (11am).

Beethoven, Trio in G major WoO37 (c1786); Debussy, Syrinx for solo Flute(1913); Poulenc, Flute Sonata (1957); Dutilleux, Sarabande et Cortege or bassoon and piano (1942); Weber, Trio in G minor Op63 for Flute, Cello and Piano (1819) arr for flute, bassoon and piano.

The violin is the staple caffeine of the Coffee Concerts Continue reading “Coffee Concert 28th January 2018 – Review by Richard Amey, Worthing Herald”

Coffee Concert 28th January 2018 – Review by Andrew Polmear

Amy Harman, bassoon, Adam Walker, flute, James Baillieu, piano

I was looking forward to this concert with mixed feelings. Half the concert was to be not chamber music but recital: flute, or flute and piano, or bassoon and piano, rather than trios. And the combination of flute, bassoon and piano is not one made in heaven Continue reading “Coffee Concert 28th January 2018 – Review by Andrew Polmear”