Newsletter #38 August 2019

Welcome to our newsletter – designed to keep you informed about our activities, as well as other local chamber music events


The Sunday morning coffee concerts will resume in October, all starting at 11.00 am. They will again be held at The Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (formerly the Gardner Centre) at the University of Sussex at Falmer. Contrary to expectations, the Corn Exchange will not be ready for us to return to in January 2020. You may have seen in the press the news that the contractor responsible for the refurbishment has ceased trading. Our understanding is that this has not put the project in danger but it does mean that there is a delay while a new contractor is engaged.

The programme is as follows. Note that the date of 22 March is a week later than the date you may have in your diaries. This is because the concert will be at the Attenborough Centre not the Corn Exchange.

Tickets will go on sale shortly.

20 October 2019     Mithras Trio

  • Mozart Piano Trio in C major K548
  • Fauré Piano Trio in D minor Op 120
  • Helen Grime ‘Three Whistler Miniatures’
  • Beethoven Piano Trio in D major Op 70 No 1 ‘The Ghost’

17 November 2019     Endymion Horn Trio

  • Brahms Horn Trio in E flat major Op 40
  • Beethoven Violin Sonata No 5 in F major Op 24
  • Beethoven Horn Sonata in F major Op 17

8 December 2019     Maxwell Quartet

  • Haydn String Quartet Op 74 No 1
  • Roukens  ‘Visions at Sea’
  • Scottish Folk Music
  • Schubert String Quartet in D minor ‘Death and the Maiden’

26 January 2020     Heath Quartet

  • Beethoven String Quartet Op 18 No 3
  • Brahms String Quartet Op 51 No 2
  • Beethoven String Quartet Op 59 ‘Razumovsky’ No 3

23 February 2020     Castalian Quartet

  • Schumann String Quartet in F major Op 41 No 2
  • Janacek String Quartet No 1 in E minor ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
  • Brahms String Quartet No 3 in B flat major Op 67

22 March 2020     Aronowitz Ensemble
Tom Poster – piano, Magnus Johnston and Marije Johnston – violins,
Tom Hankey – viola, Pierre Doumenge – cello

  • Schubert String Trio in B flat major D471
  • Beethoven Piano Trio in C minor Op 1 No 3
  • Elgar Piano Quintet in A minor Op 84


Now is the time to renew your membership of Strings Attached for the period 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2020, unless you have already done so or you have only recently joined. Membership renewal forms can be downloaded from .  Payment can be made by bank transfer or by cheque, but the form still needs to be sent by post. For Gift Aid reasons please complete one form per person. Paid-up members will receive a membership card which, to save postage, we plan to distribute initially at the October concert, and which can be used to obtain a free glass of sherry or fruit juice during coffee concert intervals.

We very much hope you will choose to renew your membership and support our work – and encourage like-minded people to join us too.


The Brighton Early Music Festival (BREMF) runs from 25 October to 10 November. Details are available on . Tickets are not yet on sale but the programme has been announced.

The Lapwing Music Festival at Cuckmere Haven will run from 30 August to 1 September. It’s held in a marquee next to the endangered coastguard cottages. Details are on .

Don’t forget to check the Strings Attached chamber music calendar. It lists other chamber music concerts in Sussex, featuring both professional and amateur performers, and can be found on . You will find that lunchtime and evening concerts at various churches in Brighton, Hove and Lewes continue through August and September, while music societies in Lewes, Seaford, and Chichester restart their programmes in September and October.
Nearest to Brighton is The Nicholas Yonge Society in Lewes, which begins its season on 25 October with the Esmé Quartet playing Webern, Schumann and Schubert. See .

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