Brodsky Quartet in Plymouth concert
ADOLF Brodsky was a renowned Russian violinist, to whom Tchaikovsky dedicated his violin concerto.
He was also a passionate chamber musician, and it is in this medium that he lives on today, by way of a string quartet named after him.
Since its formation in 1972, the Brodsky Quartet has given over 3,000 concerts on the major stages of the world, and has released more than 60 recordings.
Only two of the original players remain – cellist Jacqueline Thomas and violinist Ian Belton – with Paul Cassidy (viola) joining in the Eighties, and Daniel Rowland (violin) the most recent addition in 2007.
Fantastic offer at Swanson Ford, Newton Abbot. 3 Years FREE Servicing and 5 Years Warranty available on your BRAND NEW FORD FIESTA with the AWARD WINNING ECOBOOST ENGINE!!!
Terms: Limited stock available. Only whilst stock lasts
Contact: 01626 240583
Valid until: Tuesday, December 24 2013
The ensemble will be taking the next slot in the 21st International Concert Series at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery next Thursday at 7.30pm.
Their programme opens with Schubert's Quartettsatz, and is followed by Brahms's Quartet in A minor, Op 51 no 2, with Beethoven's C sharp minor Quartet, Op 131 to close.
The admission price includes an interval drink, and the event is supported by the Bryan Foster Charitable Trust.
IF YOU'RE a Gilbert and Sullivan fan, then the next recital in the current Kelly College Music Society series should be something on your 'little' list, as well as Ko-Ko's.
Baritone John Savournin, accompanied at the piano by Peter Hewitt, presents The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan, as seen by George Grossmith, the actor who created the comic roles in the Savoy Operas.
John directed The Pirates of Penzance for The Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company to critical acclaim, and sings Schaunard in Opera North's La Boheme, as well as giving a Wigmore Hall recital, both in 2014.
The concert takes place next Wednesday, October 16, in the Melvin Hall at 7.45pm.
COLIN Parr joined the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra as principal clarinet back in 1969, after six years in the Royal Opera House orchestra, before retiring in 2003 to settle in the South Hams.
Next Friday he will be joined by violinists Mary Eade and Sarah Wormell, Andrew Gillett (viola) and Vicky Evans (cello) at St Mary's Church, Totnes, at 7.30pm, when he will play quintets by Mozart and Brahms.
He repeats the programme the following Friday at Powderham Castle, and on Sunday, October 27, in Kingskerswell Parish Church, both at 7.30pm.
Meanwhile, the next event in the Newton Abbot and District Society of Arts features Rosalind Coad (soprano) and Gregory Drott (piano) at the town's Courtenay Centre, also next Friday at 7.30pm.