Newsletter #69

We are delighted to announce details of the 2022/23 season of Strings Attached coffee concerts. These will again be held at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA) at the University of Sussex. We expect tickets to be on sale from mid August from the Brighton Dome Box Office, on 01273 709709 or online at .

16 October 2022         Quatuor Agate
Boccherini: String Quartet in G minor, Op.32 No.5
Bartok: String Quartet No.6 in D minor
Brahms: String Quartet No.3 in B flat, Op.67

20 November 2022     Paddington Trio
Judith Weir: Your light may go out
Beethoven: Piano Trio in D major, Op.70 No.1
Arvo Pärt: Mozart – Adagio
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No.2, Op.67

11 December 2022     Quatuor Arod
Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Op.10
Benjamin Attahir: Al’ Asr (commissioned by Quatuor Arod in 2017)
Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in D major, Op. 44 No.1

22 January 2023         Philip Higham (cello)
Programme to be announced

19 February 2023       Heath Quartet
Haydn : String Quartet in F minor, Op.20 No.5
Fanny Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E flat major
Korngold : String Quartet No.3 in D major, Op.34

19 March 2023           Joanna MacGregor and Brighton Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble
Rebecca Clarke: Two pieces for String Quartet: Comodo e amabile and Poem
Fauré: Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor, Op.15
Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor, Op.84


Now is the time to renew your membership of Strings Attached for the period 1 August 2022 to 31 July 2023, unless you have already done so or have only recently joined. The membership fee remains £10 per person and free for students.
If possible, please renew your membership using our online form which can be found at 
Alternatively, membership forms can be downloaded using the same link and returned by post to the address on the form or by attaching them to an email to . For Gift Aid purposes please complete one form per person.
Payment by bank transfer is much more convenient for us than payment by cheque. If paying by bank transfer, please use your surname as the reference. If you pay by cheque there is likely to be a delay before the cheque is paid in.
Paid-up members will receive a membership card which, to save postage, will normally be given out at the October, and subsequent, concerts. It will give access to a free glass of sherry or fruit juice during concert intervals.

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


The Calendar at contains news of other chamber music events in the area.

The Nicholas Yonge Society in Lewes restarts its concert series on 28 October with the Piatti String Quartet playing Elgar, Beethoven and local composer John Hawkins.

Music and Wine at St Luke’s continues to hold concerts through the summer, as do the Chapel Royal and the Unitarian Church at lunchtimes in Brighton.

The South Downs Summer Music International Festival will run from 19 to 24 July based in Alfriston. It offers a tremendous programme of performers and music.

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