Sunday Concerts: Chamber Philharmonic Europe
Direct from Cologne, the Chamber Philharmonic Europe was founded in 2006 and engages talented young professional musicians from 18 European nations. Here they'll tackle Mozart, Janáček and Brahms.
The Chamber Philharmonic Europe was founded in 2006 in Cologne, Germany. The orchestra engages talented young professional musicians from 18 European nations. It currently employs around 60 musicians, from which they select a touring ensemble of 9.
The unusually dissonant introduction to Mozart’s Quartet K465, dedicated to Joseph Haydn, opens a colourful programme of works for string quartet, spanning almost 150 years. The centrepiece of the concert is Janáček’s 1923 work, inspired by Tolstoy’s novella The Kreutzer Sonata, while Brahms C minor quartet (possibly in this key to acknowledge as well as break free from Beethoven’s influence), over which Brahms agonised for many years and revised extensively, closes the evening.
Within Bloomsbury Festival
Mozart | String Quartet No.19 in C major, “Dissonance” K465
Janáček | String Quartet No. 1, “Kreutzer Sonata”
Brahms | String Quartet No.1 in C minor Op.51 No.1
Andrey Sur (violin)
Vera Neumann (violin)
Laurent Tardat (viola)
Maksim Korobejnikov (cello)
The Sunday Concerts trace their history back to 1878 when the People’s Concert Society was formed for the purpose of “increasing the popularity of good music by means of affordable concerts”. The South Place Ethical Society acquired the concert series and, in 1929, had Conway Hall purpose built for them and, with the exception of the war years, the concerts seasons have continued ever since.
This event is in the Main Hall on the ground floor. For accessibility info: https://conwayhall.org.uk/about/visiting-us/
On Sunday October 20, 2019 at 6:30 pm (ends 8:30 pm)
Category: Live Music - Classical
On the door: GBP 14.0
Advance: GBP 12.0
Members: GBP 10.0
Under 26s: GBP 0.0
Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Greater London, WC1R 4RL