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String quartet to stage performances at the Narrow Boat pub, Skipton
12:00pm Saturday 31st August 2013 in News
Skipton Building Society Camerata will launch its autumn concert schedule with an innovative programme of six string quartet performances – in a Skipton pub.
The orchestra’s principal players will perform some of the best chamber music ever composed at the Narrow Boat pub, in Victoria Street.
The fortnightly concerts will take the audience through a chronological history of the string quartet.
“This project really taps into the orchestra’s core aim of presenting high level, unabridged, classical works in new and innovative settings,” said artistic director Ben Crick, who is in the midst of a 12-month fellowship with the BBC. “Before each hour-long performance there will be a short introduction to the repertoire that is going to be played.
“This is an affordable way to enjoy first-rate chamber music. Great music, a pint, informal setting – what’s not to love?”
The series starts on Tuesday, with music from Handel and Purcell, and other programmes include: Haydn and Mozart on September 17; Beethoven and Schubert on October 1; Brahms and Dvorak on October 15; Ravel and Elgar on October 29; and Shostakovich and Lutoslawski on November 12.
Each concert starts at 8pm and tickets cost £6, with a season ticket available for £30. They can be bought at skiptoncamerata.com or on the door.
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