Tuesday 8 March 6pm & 8pm St Mary's Barnes

Robert Plane & The Sacconi Quartet


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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.