Tuesday 8 March 6pm & 8pm St Mary's Barnes
Robert Plane & The Sacconi Quartet
Purcell Fantasia no. 6 in F major, Chacony in G minor, Fantasia no. 11 in G major
Clarke Prelude, Allegro and Pastorale for Clarinet and Viola
Bliss Clarinet Quintet
Robert Plane clarinet
Ben Hancox violin
Hannah Dawson violin
Robin Ashwell viola
Cara Berridge cello
Tickets £22, £18
Award winning virtuosic clarinettist Robert Plane returns to the Barnes Music Festival to play alongside the Sacconi Quartet, who are known throughout the world for their creativity and integrity of interpretation and also celebrate their 20th Anniversary season.
This eclectic programme begins with three works for string quartet by the ‘godfather’ of English music, Henry Purcell. British-American Rebecca Clarke studied under Stanford at the Royal College of Music, London. The quality of her music is rapidly being recognised and one of her most widely performed works is her composition for Clarinet and Viola which is in three movements. Robert Plane and the Sacconi Quartet join together for Bliss’ extremely melodious Clarinet Quintet to celebrate the music of Sir Arthur Bliss who was born in Barnes.