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Brodsky Quartet & Sir Willard White

Brodsky Quartet
With Sir Willard White, Baritone

Programme to include:

Hoedown (arr. Cassidy/Thomas)

Porgy and Bess (excerpts)

Elegy (arr.Cassidy)

Dover Beach


Long Time Ago (arr. Cassidy)

They Didn’t Believe Me (arr. Thomas)

Close To You (arr.Liddle/Haveron)

Lord Burgess 
Jamaica Farewell (arr. Jacobson)

“Some years ago we decided that we wanted to pay tribute to and formally acknowledge the work of the great Hollywood String Quartet. It took the form of 3 concerts; two of the programmes focused on their inspirational recordings of certain classical masterpieces but in the third, we chose to celebrate the work they did with Frank Sinatra and in particular the extraordinary Close to You album. You can imagine how thrilled we were when the legendary Sir Willard White agreed to join us, not to impersonate Old Blue Eyes but to take a stroll through the American Song Book. We have had so much fun putting together this inspiring collection of songs (in new arrangements by Paul Cassidy) and cannot wait to share them with you. Truly an evening to savour.”
Paul Cassidy, Brodsky Quartet

Pre-concert talk 6.30pm
The Hexagon Auditorium (FREE)


Please note, this concert is scheduled to go ahead without social distancing measures and you will be seated next to other people. However, certain COVID safety procedures will remain in place for the safety of customers, staff and performers.

Please bring a face mask with you and follow the venue guidelines on the day of the event. For your information, the latest measures in place for The Town Hall are available HERE.

All precautions are subject to UK government and local government guidelines updated on 19 July '21. Please see Reading Arts' latest Covid-19 page and general SEE IT SAFELY information HERE