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Consone Quartet
Consone Quartet

Sunday 28 March 3.00pm
Consone Quartet
£10.00 (£40.00 Weekend Pass)

Agata Daraškaite, Magdalena Loth-Hill violins
Elitsa Bogdanova viola
George Ross cello
Alexander Rolton cello

Schubert Quintet in C major

Less than two months after completing his String Quintet in C major D. 956, Schubert died, aged just 31. Generally regarded as one of the greatest pieces of chamber music ever written, Schubert’s Quintet is a work of extreme and haunting contrast – from moments of light, peace and finesse to darkness, drama and symphonic power. Magdalena Loth-Hill says: “In the Consone Quartet we choose to play on period instruments, using gut strings and transitional bows in order to get closer to the sound world of the time - allowing us to find more of the light, dancing strokes that Schubert would have known and bringing with it the possibility of finding fresh insights into this wonderful music.”   Consone are well known to York audiences as winners of the Young Artists Competition in 2015, and the first period instrument quartet to be selected as BBC New Generation Artists. 

This concert is dedicated to the memory of A.H.Thornton MBE a great patron of music in Yorkshire, and the founder of the Mayfield Valley Arts Trust. Tony was ‘one of a kind’ and on behalf of the many musicians with whom we work, the NCEM wishes to  acknowledge our collective debt of gratitude.

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