Newsletter #11     March 2016

Welcome to our eleventh newsletter – designed to keep you informed about our activities, as well as other local chamber music events.
The latest season of coffee concerts ended on 27 March with a performance by the Heath Quartet of extraordinarily expressive and sensitive playing. For reviews of the concert see  and choose ‘News and Views’.
At the concert Andrew Comben, Chief Executive of Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival, announced 5 of the 6 dates for the 2016/17 coffee concert series. They are:
  • 23 October 2016
  • 20 November 2016
  • 18 December 2016
  • 29 January 2017
  • 26 February 2017
  • the date of the final concert is not yet certain.

The series will be preceded by an evening reception and launch concert on Tuesday 20 September in the Brighton Dome Corn Exchange.

Details of players and programmes for all concerts should be available by the beginning of June.

The redevelopment of the Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre is expected to start in autumn 2016. As a result, the October coffee concert will take place in the Concert Hall. Subsequent concerts will be at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts at the University of Sussex, Falmer. Information about the Attenborough Centre and an impressive visual tour, can be found on .

The calendar on the Strings Attached website lists chamber music performances locally. In Brighton there are concerts in the coming months at St Luke’s, St Nicholas’, the Chapel Royal and the Unitarian Church, while music societies in Seaford, Steyning and further afield remain active.
Worth a special mention is the Lewes Chamber Music Festival 17 – 19 June. International players combine with young talented groups, traditional 18th and 19th century works are played alongside more challenging pieces, and it’s all in a relaxed but excited atmosphere. Details of the programme are not yet available. When they are they will be posted on .
Finally, the Brighton Festival begins on 7 May and Brighton Fringe on 6 May. The Fringe has more chamber music than it’s possible to mention here. The Festival has the Trio Isimsiz and the Alke Quartet at the Studio Theatre in the lunchtime series, the Takacs Quartet, one of the world’s greats, at Glyndebourne, Vox Luminis singing works of the Elizabethan Renaissance at All Saints, and one of the greatest chamber operas, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, at the Theatre Royal. Booking is open at and at .

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