Tea-Time Concert: String Serenade
Schubert String Trio in B flat D 471
Phillip Glass String Quartet No. 2 ‘Company’
Mozart String Quintet in G minor K.516
This programme of music for 3, 4 and 5 players is a fascinating exploration of the versatility and inventiveness of chamber string ensemble repertoire. Schubert’s Trio was an unfinished work, set aside by the composer at the age of 19 partway through the second movement and never completed. Schubert’s generosity of theme and melody contrasts with the minimalism of Philip Glass’s String Quartet. Mozart adds a second viola to the quartet for his rich and melancholic String Quintet, written in his ‘tragic’ key of G minor.
Tea and home made cakes served at 4pm.
Tickets £15 (£13 for those on low incomes), available on the door. Under 18s free of charge.