Upcoming Events:

Saturday 10th May 2014, 7:30pm, St. Edmund's Church, Southwold

Quartet for the End of Time

Southwold Concert Series is delighted to present a special event marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Four outstanding musicians, including two members of the Sacconi Quartet - Ben Hancox and Cara Berridge - as well as clarinettist Sarah Beaty and pianist Alasdair Beatson, will perform works by Bach, Schubert, Berg, and Messiaen's iconic Quartet for the End of Time.

This remarkable work, one of the masterpieces of 20th century chamber music, was written while the composer was being held in a German prisoner of war camp in the Second World War, and reflects on visions of peace, judgement and reconciliation, as viewed through Messiaen's strong Catholic faith.

Also on the programme is Bach's Sonata for cello and piano in G major, Berg's 4 Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, and Schubert's Notturno for Piano Trio.

This concert is supported by Re:Cognition Health, a large group of clinicians that specialises in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and family focussed care management of conditions affecting memory and other types of cognitive ability in adults and children, including care of ex-service personnel, and those affected by brain injury and PTSD through war and conflict.


The 2013-14 Season:

Regular followers of the Southwold Concert Series will notice that a season brochure of events has not appeared this year. Instead, events are being publicised for the coming year on a one-off basis.

The Concert Series planners decided on a less ambitious current season in response to the growing number of other musical events in Southwold, including several concerts by the William Alwyn Festival in mid-October, the launch of a new Southwold Arts Festival in summer 2014, as well as a lot of Britten centenary related events, inluding a live broadcast from Southwold by the BBC singers in November.

Everyone at the Concert Series offers these events our full support, and we are delighted to see an increasing amount of music (and other arts) taking place in Southwold.

Our future seasons will be more plentiful in the number of concerts, but what our current season may lack in quantity, it will certainly not lack in quality!

The best way to keep in touch with our events is to join the Concert Series 'Friends', which costs just £5 a year. Friends receive first notice of upcoming events and regular news and updates from the Artistic Director.

Updates will also be posted on this site, and you can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

To join the Friends, please contact the box office on 01502 726 161 or email halcyon.meldrum@springagency.co.uk

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Upcoming Events:

Saturday 10th May 2014, 7:30pm,
St. Edmund's Church
Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time
Ben Hancox, violin
Sarah Beaty, clarinet
Cara Berridge, cello
Alasdair Beatson, piano 
to book tickets contact the box office on 01502 726161


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