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The Fitzwilliam at Hay 2019: The Fitzwilliam String Quartet with members of the Dragonfly Trio
Saturday 28th September 2019, 7.30pm
The Fitzwilliam at Hay 2019: The Fitzwilliam String Quartet with members of the Dragonfly Trio
THE FITZWILLIAM AT HAY 2019

The Fitzwilliam String Quartet with members of the Dragonfly Trio


Programme
Suk "Meditation on the Old Czech Chorale St Wenceslas" Op 35
Borodin String Quartet No 2 in D major
Dohnanyi Serenade in C Major, Op 10
Tchaikovsky "Souvenir de Florence" in D minor, Op 70

Note: This event takes place at St. Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye.
Tickets sold by Richard Booth's Bookshop on behalf of The Black Mountains Chamber Music Trust.
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SATURDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER

PRE-CONCERT STUDY SESSION at 10am - Swan Hotel, Hay-on-Wye:

Richard Wigmore Study Session with the Fitzwilliam String Quartet 
To discuss Tchaikovsky "Souvenir de Florence" prior to the evening concert
 
"50 YEARS OF THE FITZWILLIAM STRING QUARTET" at 11.30 - Swan Hotel, Hay-on-Wye:
Richard Wigmore talks to the members of the quartet  
 
Ticket Price on the door £15 or £7.50 for half session. Please note that tickets for these events will only be available on the door. They are not included in the ticket price for the evening concert.
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SUNDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER

PRE-CONCERT STUDY SESSION at 10am - Swan Hotel, Hay-on-Wye:

Richard Wigmore Study Session with the Fitzwilliam String Quartet 
To discuss Shostakovich 10th and 11th String Quartets
 
Ticket Price on the door £10. Please note that tickets for this event will only be available on the door. They are not included in the ticket price for the Sunday afternoon concert.

The Fitzwilliam String Quartet is now one of the longest established string quartets in the world: founded in 1968 by four Cambridge undergraduates, the group quickly achieved international recognition as a result of its members’ personal friendship with Dmitri Shostakovich and their subsequent championing of his string quartets following his death. He entrusted them with the Western premières of the last three, and before long they had become the first ever group to perform and record all fifteen. These discs, which gained many international awards, secured for them a worldwide concert schedule and a long term recording contract with Decca. Whilst the FSQ’s pre-eminence in the interpretation of these works has persisted, the authority gained has also been put at the service of diverse other composers, from the late 17th century to the present day. It remains one of the few prominent quartets to play on historical instrument set-ups, but has simultaneously brought about the addition of over 50 new works to the repertoire. Its involvement in 2013 with celebrating Britten's anniversary, and before that the chamber works of Delius and Grainger, are but two recent manifestations of the players’ enthusiasm for using anniversaries to promote less familiar music – following Vaughan Williams in 2008: thus it would appear that England is gradually taking its place alongside Russia and Vienna as a principal area of speciality, while in 2015 they looked further north, to honour the joint 150th birthdays of Glazunov, Sibelius and Carl Nielsen.


The Dragonfly Trio are a first class trio of distinguished musicians who have held key posts in the country's top orchestras and chamber ensembles - together they bring a collective experience and skills second to none.

Price: £15.00