10 January | 15:00 | £12/£8 under 16
Pre-concert talk £3
Sorry this concert is postponed due to current pandemic restrictions
William Alwyn - String Trio (1962)
Rebecca Clarke - Two pieces for viola and cello: Lament & Grotesque (1916)
Ernst von Dohnányi - Serenade in C major, Op. 10 (1902)
The acclaimed Goldfield Ensemble were the first Artists-In-Residence at Stapleford Granary when it opened its doors in 2010. We are delighted to welcome back three of the founder members with an adventurous and intriguing programme of string trios and duos from the first half of the twentieth century.
Even Beethoven found problems of balance in the combination of violin, viola and cello and the string trio fell into decline in the 19th century, whilst the repertoire for string quartet soared. Yet some composers were deeply drawn to this enigmatic and intimate combination. Dohnányi’s little-known Serenade for String Trio (1902) is a rare example of a melodic and masterfully constructed work violin, viola and cello, whilst Alwyn’s 1962 Trio is dark, energetic and atmospheric. Two duos - ‘Lament and Grotesque’ - by the superb violist and composer Rebecca Clarke complete the programme.
This concert is kindly supported by the William Alwyn Foundation
We are very happy to offer a short covid-safe pre-concert talk for this event given by Kate Romano, CEO of Stapleford Granary. Kate is also Artistic Director of the Goldfield Ensemble and a regular presenter for BBC Radio 3 and Wigmore Hall.
The talk will take place in the Granary Foyer at 11.00 (for the 12.00pm concert) and 14.00 (for the 15.00 concert). In order to comply with the Granary’s Covid Health & Safety policy, the talk is limited to 15 tickets at £3 per person and includes a pre-concert drink. If you would like to join us for the talk, please add to your basket (you will be prompted after selecting your concert tickets).
All our concerts follow current covid safely measure - full details will be communicated with your ticket purchase.