PURCELL King Arthur for String Quartet Z.628 Act V No.38
Lute songs from the 17th Century
Kapsberger: Toccata arpeggiata
Piccinini: Toccata XIII
Piccinini: Partite variate sopra la folia
Stephen GOSS Theorbo Concerto
Eleanor ALBERGA String Quartet No.2
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No.16 in F Major, Op.135
Ben Hancox - Violin
Hannah Dawson - Violin
Robin Ashwell - Viola
Cara Berridge - Cello
Matthew Wadsworth - Lute
‘The chemistry between these four young players is tangible and magical’ — The Scotsman
‘I honestly don’t think it had occurred to anyone that a solo theorbo concerto would be possible’ – BBC Music Magazine
Named after the leading Italian luthier and Stradivari expert Simone Sacconi, Sacconi Quartet have developed new ways of presenting the quartet repertoire, as well as championing new music.
The award-winning Quartet is recognised for its unanimous and compelling ensemble music, consistently communicating with a fresh and imaginative approach. Formed in 2001, the Quartet continues to demonstrate a shared passion for string quartet repertoire, infectiously reaching out to audiences with their energy and enthusiasm.
Featuring incredible string quartets from British composer’s including Purcell’s King Arthur, the celestial soundscapes of Alberga’s Quartet No.2 and Beethoven’s last string quartet, No.16, the Sacconi Quartet will perform alongside lutenist Matthew Wadsworth, for a performance not to be missed.
Tickets are available for individual events in the Manchester Chamber Concerts Society series. Or you can also purchase a season ticket which includes a 30% discount for all seven concerts, plus a free ticket to the Charlotte Norton concert.