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8th Dec, 2021

The Carducci Quartet bring Haydn, Shostakovich and Beethoven to Leamington

THE CARDUCCI Quartet returns to Leamington for The Investec International String Quartet series.

The Anglo-Irish Quartet will perform at the Pump Rooms on Friday December 3.

The programme for the concert which starts at 7.30pm, consists of Haydn’s Quartet Opus 33 No 2 ‘The Joke’, Shostakovich’s Quartet No 7 and Beethoven’s Quartet in A minor Opus 132.

The Carducci Quartet has made a speciality of the full cycle of 15 quartets by Shostakovich in the last few years and in January will perform the complete cycle at the Wigmore Hall in London in five concerts.

The Carducci was given a Royal Philharmonic Society award for its Shostakovich cycle in 2016 and earlier this month appeared at the Barbican in London with actor Samuel West in a programme about Shostakovich: Life, Letters & Friendship.

Leamington Music director Richard Phillips said: “During the pandemic we twice had to cancel dates for the Carducci, so this is a great relief that the quartet is coming now. Their high octane playing is just what one needs in early December.

Visit www.leamingtonmusic.org for tickets and further details.

* HANDEL’S Messiah is performed by Warwick and Kenilowrth choral society not once, but twice, next month.

The society can be seen and heard at at St Nicholas Church in Warwick on Tuesday December 14, and at St John’s Church in Kenilworth on Saturday December 18.

Visit www.wkcs.org.uk for full details.

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