Schubert Ensemble 6th Nov 2017 at Luton Sixth Form College Map
It is a great honour that in their final season the Schubert Ensemble should choose to return to play for us once again in Luton. Their pianist William Howard is an expert in the music of Eastern Europe and in particular Czechoslovakia and Bohemia, which lends an impeccable pedigree to these performances of Dvořák and Martinů. The ensemble also offer a piece recently commissioned by them from British composer Charlotte Bray, a shining example of the fervour with which they have generated new repertoire in their distinguished 35 year history. This concert will be a very special occasion.
"To say they play with seasoned eloquence, a unanimity of feeling born of deep communal consideration, is an understatement, for they demand superlatives."
Bohuslav Martinů – Piano Quintet No.2 H298
Charlotte Bray – Zustände for piano quartet (2017)
Antonín Dvořák – Piano Quintet No.2 op 81
Simon Blendis and Tristan Gurney (violins)
Douglas Paterson (viola)
Jane Salmon (cello)
William Howard (piano)
The performance of Charlotte Bray’s Piano Quartet has been generously supported by The Schubert Ensemble Trust.