Newsletter #4     August 2015

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

We are pleased to announce details of the forthcoming season. Concerts will, as usual, take place at 11.00 am in the Brighton Dome Corn Exchange.

25 October 2015   Elias String Quartet
Stravinsky      Three pieces for string quartet
Schumann      String Quartet in F Op.41 No.2
Mendelssohn  String Quartet in A minor Op.13

29 November 2015   The Aronowitz Ensemble
Dvorak       Cypresses for string quartet (selections)
Beethoven  Sonata in D for cello and piano Op.102 No.2
Brahms       Piano Quintet in F minor Op.34

20 December 2015   Bennewitz Quartet
Dussek   String Quartet No.3 in E flat Op.60
Janacek  String Quartet No.1 “Kreutzer Sonata”
Schubert  String Quartet No.14 “Death and the Maiden”

24 January 2016   Royal College of Music
Janacek   Mladi  Suite for Wind Sextet
Beethoven (arr O’Neill)  Sonata No.8 in C Minor Op.13 “Pathetique”
Strauss     Serenade in E Flat Op. 7 TrV 106
Mozart      Serenade No.12 in C Minor K388

21 February 2016   Elias String Quartet
Haydn   String Quartet in C Op.54 No.2
Britten   String Quartet No.1 in D Op.25
Dvorak  String Quartet in E flat Op.51

27 March 2016   Heath Quartet
Mozart            Adagio & Fugue in C minor K546
Tchaikovsky  String Quartet No.2 in F
Ravel             String Quartet in F

Tickets prices have been held at last year’s level of £18.50 (concessions £16). A season ticket for the whole season (all six concerts) is £99 (concessions £84) and for half-season concerts £49.50 (concessions £42). The half-season can be either the three concerts in 2015 or the three in 2016.

Tickets are available from the Brighton Dome Box Office (01273 709709) or . Tickets for those aged 8 – 25 are free as part of the Cavatina Scheme. They can only be booked in person or by telephone to the box office. The young person need not be present at the time of booking but a name and email address will be required.

We are delighted to note that Strings Attached member Don Newbold has sponsored the 2015/16 season.


Unless you’ve been told you don’t need to (because you’ve already done so), now is the time to renew your membership of Strings Attached for the period 1 August 2015 to 31 July 2016. Membership renewal forms can be downloaded from   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 concert intervals instead of the coffee on offer last season. However, we still plan to call them ‘Coffee Concerts’.

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


The Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s “Brighton Connections” series of chamber concerts in the Unitarian Church at 5 pm on Sundays began on 21 June. The one remaining event is on 9 August: string quartets by Barry Mills and by Haydn and the Suite for Bassoon and String Quartet by Gordon Jacobs.
Tickets are available from the Brighton Dome Box Office (see above) or at .

The grand-daughter of Strings Attached member Geoffrey Hatcher will be giving the lunchtime recital at the Chapel Royal TOMORROW ( i.e. 4 August). She is Mairéad Hickey, formerly of the Cork School of Music, and winner of the Salieri prize in Legnano as well as an Anne-Sophie Mutter scholarship. She will play music by Bach and Ysaye as well as Irish folk music.

Finally, 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 at . You will see that lunchtime concerts at The Chapel Royal, Brighton and at All Saints’, Hove continue through the summer as do evening concerts at St Luke’s, Brighton.

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