Nicholas Ward violin | Simon Gilks violin | Richard Muncey viola | Cara Berridge cello
Haydn String Quartet in C Op. 20 No. 2 Prokofiev Quartet No. 1 in B minor Op. 50 Schubert Death and the Maiden D 810
Tickets: £15.00 | Over 65 £12.00 | Students and Under 18 Free
The Northern Chamber Orchestra soloists return to Didsbury for a concert featuring three outstanding works from the string repertoire.
Haydn’s remarkable Opus 20 quartets are rightfully regarded as landmarks in the history of the string quartet, and his C major quartet is no exception, demonstrating a composer at the height of his creative powers.
One of only two quartets that Prokofiev wrote, his first is powerful and intense, with expressive, heartfelt bursts of colour and texture despite its melancholy.
The concert concludes with Schubert’s reflective and somberly beautiful String Quartet in D minor – one of the pillars of the chamber music repertoire.
Friday 26 April 7.30pm
Christ Church, West Didsbury, Manchester