Chamber Music Weekend
This weekend is one of the cultural highlights of the year, with live performances by internationally renowned musicians. We will hear four concerts by the Piatti Quartet who will join with the cellist Ella Rundle for what promises to be a memorable occasion, a performance of Schubert’s wonderful Quintet in C major. Over the weekend our featured composer will be Beethoven, in recognition of his 250th anniversary. The other composers will include Haydn, Purcell, Janáček and Borodin. Musicologist Terry Barfoot will provide the context for the performances with a series of illustrated lectures, and there will be full programme notes.
Dinner Friday 8 – Lunch Sunday 10 May
Fees (£): 499 443 443 335
Terry Barfoot is a well-known figure in the musical life of southern England, who has written widely about music and opera, and is Publications Consultant to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. He has lectured, for example, at the British Library, the Austrian Cultural Forum, Opera Holland Park, the Royal Opera House, the Three Choirs Festival and at Oxford University, where last year he gave a series of lectures on Sibelius. His latest book, a History of Music written for Omnibus Press, was published in October 2014.
Terry is Vice President of the Arthur Bliss Society, the Havant Orchestras, Southampton Music Club and Portsmouth Baroque Choir, and an Honorary Member of the Berlioz Society. With his own company, Arts in Residence, he promotes musical events at agreeable locations throughout Britain and in Europe, and recently led visits to Prague, Leipzig, Vienna, Amsterdam, Rome and Berlin. He is a regular visitor to Dillington.