We had very much hoped, before the latest restrictions were imposed, that we were going to be able to have a concert with Madeleine Mitchell and her colleagues (David Aspin – viola and Joseph Spooner – cello) on October 15th. I would have been able to invite 12 people as my current abode would have allowed me to get 12 people seated, appropriately distanced.
But then the Rule of 6 arrived. Venues are allowed to open their doors to multiple groups of 6 provided, they remain in their own groups, and we did wonder whether we might be able to work that. But, of course, I am not a venue but a private house. And, realistically, in the space available, we would not be able to keep two groups of 6 apart. However…….
We are sticking with the date and the performance which we will record before, if necessary, an audience of three thus keeping to a total of six. We will then make it available and will those who tune in to make some contribution to the musicians expenses as David will have had to travel down to London for it. I will post more information in due course but, just to whet your appetites, the programme is:
- Judith Weir (Master of the Queen’s Music) – Bagpiper’s String Trio
- Mozart- Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola & orchestra in keyboard arrangement, Slow Movement
- Kodaly – Duo for violin & cello.
7th October – The Corran Quartet at the Fidelio Orchestra Café
The Corran Quartet who played at our last minute Beat the Rule of 6 garden concert on the 13th September are playing Beethoven string quartets on the evening of October 7th at the Fidelio Orchestra Café in Clerkenwell Road,London EC1R 5BX.
You can go for just the concert – or you can treat yourself to a night out and stay on for a three course dinner with a bottle of wine for every two people – dinner prepared by chef/author Alan Rosenthal.All details here – where you can also book for either/both concert and dinner.