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Eaton Square Concerts presents 'Best of British'



The UK’s stars of the classical music scene (Tasmin Little, Emma Johnson and Freddy Kempf) are presented alongside Her Majesty The Queen’s own court musicians (The Queen’s Six) and future stars of British chamber music (Halcyon Quartet).

The season opens with Emma Johnson & Friends, a versatile string and wind group formed by “Britain’s favourite clarinettist” (The Times) Emma Johnson. They perform one of Beethoven’s most successful and popular works, his Septet, with works by Weber and Brahms. The Halcyon Quartet return after a highly successful debut in the last season of Eaton Square Concerts. The 2017 St Peter’s Prize winners present a programme of string quartet favourites including Schubert’s ‘Death and the Maiden’.

Pianist Freddy Kempf and violinist Tasmin Little are among of the UK’s leading international musicians, performing in prestigious venues across the world. Kempf’s programme includes Beethoven’s Shakesperean-esque ‘Tempest’ and Robert Schumann’s exultant ‘Novelletten’. Tasmin Little is joined by pianist John Lenehan, performing a sonata by the first female composer to be awarded a Damehood, Ethel Smyth and Ravel’s virtuosic ‘Tzigane’.

The Royal Court has always attracted some of the UK’s most famous composers and musicians. Following in their footsteps, The Queen’s Six is a male a cappella ensemble drawn from the ranks of the Choir St George’s Chapel, Windsor. Their programme ‘Sous la pluie anglaise’ includes French and English sacred and secular music and ends with Bacharach and The Beach Boys!

Tickets for the spring 2017 season are now on sale, and include a complimentary glass of wine courtesy of Jeroboams.

All concerts take place on Thursdays and start at 19:30

5 October

Emma Johnson & Friends

Weber, Brahms, Beethoven

19 October

Halcyon Quartet

Haydn, Dvořák, Schubert

26 October

Freddy Kempf

Beethoven, Prokofiev, Schumann

2 November

Tasmin Little & John Lenehan

Mozart, Smyth, Brahms, Ravel

9 November

The Queen’s Six

‘Sous la pluie anglaise’

Venue

St Peter’s Church, 119 Eaton Square, London, SW1W 9AL (closest station: Victoria)

Tickets

Tickets for individual concerts are available for £18/£12 concessions.

Season tickets also available for £72/£48 concessions.

Box Office: 020 7288 6511

www.eatonsquareconcerts.org.uk


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