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Programme available for Pelléas Ensemble, 16 March

It’s not long now until the next Curry Rivel Music concert. The Pelleas Ensemble played for us in September 2017, and they were so good that we had to have them back.

You can find the programme and information about them here.

Concert in North Curry

You may be interested in a concert in North Curry on 9th March:

North Curry Parish Church
IONEL MANCIU –  Violin        LEO POPPLEWELL – Cello
Music by Bach, Boccherini, Handel, Kodaly and Ysaye
Saturday 9th March at 7.00pm
Tickets £10 on sale at North Curry PO or at the door
Two outstanding performers sponsored by the   Countess of Munster Musical Trust
Proceeds will be divided between the Parish Church, Missions to Seamen and the RNLI

Programme available for Saxaphone & Piano concert on 13 October

We now have the programme for the next concert, on 13 October. With everything from Grieg to Gershwin via some tango from Piazzolla, played on the saxaphone with piano, there is definitely something for literally everyone here! Time to drag along your friends, family and neighbours who say they don’t like “classical” music. See here for more.

Change of programme for tonight’s concert

Unfortunately, one of the violinists, Daniel Roberts, has been taken ill, so cannot play this evening. Therefore, the Castilian Quartet has heroically transformed itself into a Trio, and has prepared a new programme for us, which you can see here.

Personally, I’m not at all disappointed by the change. You see (don’t tell anyone that I said this), Haydn and Britten are both composers that I feel that I ought to like more than I actually do. But Bach … particularly the cello suites … sublime! I’m really looking forward to it.

This Saturday: The Castalian Quartet

We get our next helping of world-class music in Curry Rivel this Saturday, 14th April, at 7 p.m. in St Andrew’s church, as usual.

This time, we have a string quartet. See here for the programme and more information.

So here’s a thing; suppose you wanted a bit of top-quality culture, and you were going to treat the family (let’s say two adults and two children). You could go up to London next week and see the Castalian Quartet in the Wigmore Hall. That will cost you £38 each for the best seats plus a £2 booking fee. The train fares are going to cost you £396 (!), and you aren’t going to get back the same night, so you’ll need a hotel; £90 if you’re not too fussy. All adding up to £564, and you haven’t bought your evening meal yet.

Or, you could come along to the pretty much the same concert in the village on Saturday, where it will cost you and your partner £12 each, and the kids will be free. You can have dinner before you come out, a nice glass of wine in the interval, a chance to chat with the musicians, and there’ll still be time for a pint in The Firehouse after. In total, the London option will be 24 times more expensive and a lot more hassle.

You’d be daft not to, I reckon.