World-class musicians come to Steyning

Expect a world-class performance from Endymion
Expect a world-class performance from Endymion
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STEYNING Music Society will be welcoming some of the UK’s most sought-after chamber musicians during its 2015 season.

Classical music’s exciting rising stars are also on the new programme, which was published recently.

All concerts will be presented at the Steyning Centre, starting at 7.30pm except the final concert of the season.

Wu String Quartet kicks off the season on Saturday, March 14, playing string quartets by Haydn, Janacek and Beethoven.

The Quartet has had numerous competition successes around the world and has made regular appearances on BBC Radio 3.

Endymion will be playing the clarinet quintets of Mozart and Brahms on Saturday, May 9.

The group delivers world-class performances of chamber music throughout the UK and abroad and gave their tenth Proms performance in 2014.

On Saturday, July 4, pianist Martin James Bartlett, winner of BBC Young Musician 2014, plays music by Bach, Mozart, Rachmaninov, Liszt and Prokofiev.

He made his BBC Proms debut playing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Ulster Orchestra. Future engagements include concerto performances with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Internationally-acclaimed early music group Florilegium appear on Saturday, September 19, in a programme of music by Telemann and his contemporaries.

Having established a global reputation for stylish and exciting interpretations, Florilegium regularly collaborates with many of the world’s finest musicians and their recordings for Channel Classics have been awarded many prizes.

The final concert of the season, on Sunday, November 29, starts at 3pm. All-female trumpet quartet Bella Tromba will be presenting an entertaining programme of music from the Renaissance, via jazz to the modern day.

The group has played throughout the UK and appeared on BBC radio as well as at the Cheltenham Festival and the South Bank Centre.

Tickets £15 non-members, £10 members, £2 students. For more information visit www.steyningmusicsociety.org or call 0903 812662 to book.