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Brodsky Quartet & Sir Willard White

Krysia Osostowicz, Violin
Ian Belton, Violin
Paul Cassidy, Viola
Jacqueline Thomas, Cello

Programme includes:

Copland | Hoedown

Gershwin | Porgy and Bess (excerpts)

Hoffman/Lampl/Livingstone | Close To You

Lord Burgess | Jamaica Farewell

In 50 years, the Brodsky Quartet have given over 3000 concerts and released over 60 recordings, and their natural curiosity and insatiable desire to explore different artistic directions is as sharp as ever.

Sir Willard White

Sir Willard White

Tonight the quartet join forces with Jamaican-born bass, Sir Willard White, in an homage to the musical relationship and personal friendship between Frank Sinatra and the Hollywood String Quartet which led to their 1957 album Close To You.

Stephen Johnson

Pre-concert talk - 6.30pm

Presented by Stephen Johnson
The Town Hall - FREE 

Writer, composer, broadcaster and arranger Stephen Johnson studied at the Northern School of Music, Manchester, and composition under Alexander Goehr at Leeds University, then at Manchester University. Since then he has written regularly for The Independent and The Guardian, and was Chief Music Critic of The Scotsman (1998-9). He is also a regular contributor to the BBC Music Magazine. As a BBC broadcaster he presented Radio 3’s Discovering Music for 14 years, as well as a series of 14 programmes about the symphonies of Bruckner.

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