SKIPTON Music’s 75th anniversary season celebrating women composers continues with the Bloomsbury Quartet, featuring the music of Dame Elizabeth Violet Maconchy LeFanu.

As a former Wigmore Hall/Open Academy Fellowship Ensemble, the Bloomsbury Quartet, comprising violinists Eva de Vries and Janell Yeo, violist Rachel Maxey and cellist Felicity Smith, is passionate about engaging audiences with thought-provoking programmes.

A Skipton Music spokesperson said: “We are very excited to be bringing this unique ‘concert experience’ that combines performance ‘in the round’ with a multimedia exhibition on the life and works of one of the finest composers the British Isles have ever produced.”

The concert features an early and late string quartet as well as music by Maconchy’s teacher Ralph Vaughan Williams, her daughter Nicola LeFanu and Leoš Janáček, a key influence during the composer’s later studies in Prague.

Tickets for the concert on Tuesday, February 21 at Skipton Town Hall online at: on; in person or by phone from Skipton Town Hall Box Office: Tel: 01756 792809; Skipton Information and Visitor Centre Skipton Town Hall. General admission £25; under 30 £10; under 19 £2. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

The performance starts at 7.30pm, and the bar will be open for pre-concert drinks from 6.30pm.

For this concert the Bloomsbury Quartet will be taking advantage of the flexibility of the new Town Hall facilities to use a slightly different layout: the space where you would normally find the stage will be used for the exhibition, and the quartet will perform at ground floor level (at the foot of the raked seating) with the ground floor seating turned to face the raked seating.

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