Newsletter 86

Brighton Dome Corn Exchange as newly refurbished in Autumn 2023, from photo by Andy Stagg

STRINGS ATTACHED 2024-2025

We hope all of you reading this have enjoyed the Brighton Festival. There were some wonderful classical events, as well as the usual quirky Brighton Festival offerings.

Although the programmes for next season’s chamber music concerts have not been finalised, we are pleased to be able to share with you the names of the groups that will be performing.

29 September 2024 Fibonacci Quartet
20 October 2024 Olivier Stankiewicz (oboe) and friends*
24 November 2024 Charlotte Spruit (violin) and friends*
15 December 2024 Atenea Quartet
19 January 2025 Castalian Quartet
16 February 2025 Doric Quartet plus students from Mendelssohn on Mull Festival
16 March 2025 Aquinas Trio

Please put the dates in your diaries if you haven’t already done so. We look forward to seeing many of you in the Autumn.

*For the October and November concerts we welcome players who come together to perform repertoire requiring instruments outside of the usual string quartet or trio.

MEMBERSHIP – renew or join now!

Did you know that your membership and donations enabled Strings Attached to add a seventh concert to last season’s programme, and will do so again for the coming season?

The membership year runs from 1 August to 31 July.  The annual fee remains unchanged at £10 and membership is free for students. If you renew your membership now (or join for the first time) your £10 will take you through to July 2025. Just go to the Strings Attached website where you will find the online form (https://www.stringsattachedmusic.org.uk/friends/) and information on making the payment. Please complete a form for each person.

OTHER LOCAL CONCERTS
6-8 June         Lewes Chamber Music Festival
9 June            Schubert & Co, Vinehall
20 June          Solarek Piano Trio, Uckfield
22 June          Consone String Quartet, Glynde Concert Series
28 June          Chilingirian String Quartet, West Dean
30 June          Chamber Ensemble of London, Alfriston
16-21 July       South Downs Music Festival, Alfriston
18 July            Ignas Maknickas (piano), Uckfield

Follow the links for complete listings of lunchtime concerts at the Chapel Royal and Unitarian Church in Brighton and early afternoon concerts at St Nicholas Church, Brighton.

LOCAL PLAYERS DIRECTORY
The directory lists local amateur chamber musicians and is designed to help amateur chamber music players make contact with each other, be they string, piano or wind players. It is protected by a shared password. If you would like to gain access to it or make or amend an entry, please email Chris Darwin.
A specimen entry can be seen at https://www.stringsattachedmusic.org.uk/directoryintro/

(Photograph of the Corn Exchange courtesy of Andy Stagg)

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