FRIDAY 15 MAY at 7.00pm
St. Mary & St. Eanswythe’s Church, Folkestone
with Chi-chi Nwanoku (double bass) and John Paul Ekins (piano)
A night of contrasting works opens this year’s Festival. Haydn’s bright and optimistic G major quartet is juxtaposed by the introspective darkness of one of Sibelius’ finest mature works. Our bass section is then augmented for Dvořák’s lively string quintet, before we are taken into the passion of the Tchaikovsky trio.
Friday night’s extended concert will be in two parts, with a short break between the Sibelius and Dvořák and a longer interval before the Tchaikovsky.
Haydn: String Quartet in G major, Op. 76, No.1
Sibelius: String Quartet in D minor, Op. 56 ‘Intimate Voices’
Dvorak: String Quintet in G major, Op. 77
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50