Friday, 22 November 2019

7.30pm, Kelso Old Parish Church, TD5 7BH

Carducci Quartet

Julian Bliss Clarinet

Alexander Borodin

Quartet No.2

John Casken

Misted Land for Clarinet Quintet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Clarinet Quintet

RPS Award for complete cycle of Shostakovich quartets 2015

An exciting programme ending with Mozart’s legendary clarinet Quintet and introducing a magnificent new work by John Casken the celebrated composer who lives just 12 miles from Kelso in Wooler.  This extraordinary piece was premiered two years ago by the Nash Ensemble.

The Carducci Quartet, an internationally renowned Anglo-Irish string quartet based in the UK, are a versatile and award-winning ensemble that has performed everything from brand new quartets, classic works by Haydn, complete Shostakovich cycles, and even partnered with folk-rock icon Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. Founded in 1997 around the talents of Matthew Denton (violin), Michelle Fleming (violin), Eoin Schmidt-Martin (viola), and Emma Denton (cello), the quartet has won numerous international competitions, In 2016, they took home a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for their performances of cycles of the complete Shostakovich Quartets..

Julian Bliss is one of the world’s finest clarinettists, excelling as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, jazz artist, masterclass leader and tireless musical explorer

"...the Carducci players displayed a deep and almost familial sense of unity in everything they played… full of life and vitality...extravagantly beautiful..."
The Washington Post

2022/23 Season: