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THE NASH ENSEMBLE at The Castle Hotel

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THE NASH ENSEMBLE at The Castle Hotel


Castle Green


Tel: 01823 272671

Ian Brown piano
Benjamin Nabarro violin
Zoë Beyers violin
Lawrence Power viola
Adrian Brendel cello

Speaker: Misha Donat is a writer and lecturer. He is a regular broadcaster, and a speaker at several British concert venues.

Described as ‘chamber music royalty’ (Sunday Times) the Nash Ensemble has been thrilling audiences with its adventurous programming and virtuoso performances for over forty years.

It has over 300 new works, of which over 200 have been specially commissioned. Numerous awards and accolades have been won over the years, including The Edinburgh Festival Critics award ‘for general artistic excellence’ and two Royal Philharmonic Society awards.

Five members of the Nash join us for a weekend of music for piano and strings, including some for strings alone. Their first three concerts will offer us some of the best-known works in the repertoire. For their finale, a celebration of three of our greatest English composers: Britten, Bridge and Elgar – perhaps fitting, in this quintessentially English setting.

The Programme

Concert 1

Friday 1 March, 6.00pm
Pre-concert talk: 5.30pm

Haydn, Piano Trio in G, Hob. XV:25, Gypsy Mozart, Piano Concerto No.21 in E flat, K.449 Schumann, Piano Quintet, Op.44

Concert 2

Saturday 2 March, 11.00am
Pre-concert talk: 10.30am

Dvoř.k, Piano Quartet, Op.87 Brahms, Piano Quintet, Op.34

Concert 3

Saturday 2 March, 6.00pm
Pre-concert talk: 5.30pm

Haydn, String Quartet in B flat, Op.76 No.4 Sunrise Dvoř.k, Piano Quintet, Op.81

Concert 4

Sunday 3 March, 11.00am
Pre-concert talk: 10.30am

Frank Bridge, Phantasie Quartet in F-sharp minor, H.55 Britten, Three Divertimenti for String Quartet No.12 Elgar, Piano Quartet, Op.84 No.40


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