The Brodsky Quartet moves from Champs Hill to St Mary’s for the second of their two festival concerts, on this occasion in tandem with the Fitzroy Quartet, a string quartet from new festival partners, the Royal Academy of Music. The concert includes an eclectic mix of pieces written or arranged specially for string octet and concluding with a performance of Mendelssohn’s Octet, an astonishing early work by the child-prodigy composer.
Additionally including a second performance of Ned Bigham’s Petworth Festival commission ‘Heaven shall call her from this cloud of darkness’, this concert will be presented in fond and grateful memory of Raymond Harris, Chairman of the Petworth Festival between 1997 – 2003, a generous supporter ever since, a lover of the arts in general and a hugely valued member of the wider Petworth community for many years.
Copland – Hoedown from Rodeo
Brubeck – Regret
Prokofiev – March
Barber – Adagio
Khachaturian – Sabre Dance
Bigham – Heaven shall call her from this cloud of darkness
Mendelssohn – Octet