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Saturday 24 October 2020

  • SJSS

    24 October 15.00 (GMT + 1)
    The Revolutionary Drawing Room

    Beethoven – The Late Quartets

    Beethoven - String Quartet in C# minor, Op. 131
    Rachel Stott - String Quartet No.4, ‘Euphonia'

    Beethoven’s self-deprecating description of Op. 131 as a quartet ‘put together from various pilferings’ belies his true feeling for it, as the favourite of his late quartets. Radical in structure, its seven movements linked in a chain of continuously evolving ideas, it combines the technical complexities of fugue with moments of charming simplicity and humour.

    ‘Euphonia’ takes its name from a story in Berlioz’s Evenings in the Orchestra, which describes a German city in the year 2344, devoted exclusively to music. Composed during lockdown in spring 2020, ‘Euphonia’ imagines four musicians from this city escaping in a hot air balloon to seek their fortune in London.

    Tickets: £20 (Book all FOUR concerts for £50)
    Concessions £10 (Book all FOUR concerts for £25). Children FREE (tickets are required)

    DIGITAL VERSION AVAILABLE at www.sjss.org.uk from 31st October 2020


  • Duni

    25 September to 12 November 2020 

    Matera, Italy
    Festival Duni - 21st edition

    The Festival will be opened on September 25 in the Dom of Matera by the first modern performance of the Neapolitan Oratorio Sant’Eustachio (patron saint of Matera) by Donato Ricchezza (Naples 1689) with Cappella Neapolitana conducted by Antonio Florio. You are all warmly welcome to the magic city of Matera!

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  • BREMFhome The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments 1200 x 794
    23 October to 1 November 2020


    The UK’s premier autumn early music festival Brighton Early Music Festival is going digital this year, with BREMF@home - 10 specially created events screened on YouTube and Facebook between 23 October and 1 November. Each film will remain online for 7 days after the premiere for viewing flexibility around the world.

    Highlights include:

    · chamber versions of Mendelssohn’s Overture to a Midsummer Night’s Dream and Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony with REMA Showcase participants Pocket Sinfonia;

    · trio sonatas by Handel, Geminiani and Corelli performed by Ensemble Augelletti in a 15th century barn in rural Sussex;

    · medieval songs of protest with new animations of medieval images from Joglaresa

    · an introduction to the trumpet marine - a towering 2 metre high instrument saved from extinction by The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments.

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European Day of Early Music - 7th Edition

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