We were thrilled by the heart-warming support given for our inaugural Classical Music series, and are delighted to present a second Season. 

David Waterman (cellist), Curator of the Classical Music Series, writes:

This second Season includes concerts given by internationally beloved and admired artists such as the pianist Steven Osborne, The Doric String Quartet and the tenor Ian Bostridge. 

The piano quartet is a wonderfully versatile grouping which can play a rich repertoire of duos, trios and piano quartets, so for this season I have assembled three different piano quartet groups to play five great piano quartets, as well as three violin and piano duos and a piano trio.  

Both of Fauré’s rapturous and highly individual piano quartets will be heard as well as some of his wonderful songs in our song recital. Schubert also can be heard several times, in his last almost unbearably moving groups of songs, the miraculous late A major piano sonata, and a delightful early violin and piano sonatina. Schumann, Dvořák and Brahms also have multiple outings in this season’s cornucopia of immortal music. 

I am thrilled to be joined by an exciting array of musicians in the piano quartet groups. Sini Simonen, Alasdair Beatson and Mishka Rushdie Momen, all of whose marvellously gripping and very communicative playing so captivated and charmed JW3 audiences last season, are making a welcome return.  

In addition, we shall be welcoming two regular chamber music partners of Steven Isserlis, Connie Shih, the sparkling and vivid Canadian/Taiwanese pianist, and Irène Duval, the French violinist whose fresh, natural and spontaneous performances are winning hearts throughout the musical world. 

Asbjørn Nørgaard and Garfield Jackson are our two superb violists, both outstanding and expressive string quartet violists of the Danish and Endellion String Quartets respectively.  

 Anthony Marwood the renowned, dazzling violinist whose international career spans all continents, musical and geographic, completes this richly varied panorama of great music and musicians.

We look forward to welcoming you to these concerts. 

Kindly supported by the Dorset Foundation in memory of Harry M Weinrebe.

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