Dear All –
This post is coming in the form of an email to all of you on my mailing list to tell you that I have now transferred you onto the SalonMusic subscriber list. This will mean that you will still get emails from me but they will just direct you to new posts on the blog with all the details of past and upcoming concerts and how to book for them. It will also mean that you can comment on the posts – and, should you wish to, unsubscribe yourselves very easily.
Sadly, as we are a private house rather than a ‘venue’, concerts at the moment are incredibly exclusive affairs as we can only accommodate six people in total, including the musicians. (If we were an official venue we could have multiple groups of six.) However, we are not letting that defeat us.
Next Thursday, 15th October, Madeleine Mitchell, David Aspin and Joseph Spooner will be playing:
- 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
to a very select group of two guests, me and Boris and Arwen, the cats – and they don’t count!
We will be recording the concert and it will be available for you all to listen to here on the SalonMusic blog. We will be asking any of you who would like to listen to make a donation to help the musicians in these incredibly difficult times. Details on the night.
Meanwhile, in those lucky venues where they can accommodate multiple groups of six, concerts abound…
Sadly I could not stay to dinner (which sounded delicious), but I did meet some more young string players, Artisti con Brio, up on the balcony.
And they were keen to tell me about a series of concerts that they are playing at the Candid Arts Trust just behind the Angel station in Islington.
On the 14th October it is Reicha, Janáček and Dvořák string quartets. On November 11th, Mozart, Beethoven and Ravel and on 9th December, more Dvořák and Tchaikovsky.