The wonderful performers of the Northern Chords Festival play two piano quartets; Mozart’s dramatic quartet in G minor and Brahms’ passionate C minor quartet, as well as Fauré's expressive First Violin Sonata.
The incomparable pianist Belle Chen performs her new AV show, collaborating with designer Nick Robertson (Coldplay, Brian Eno) to transform the stage into shifting environments with realtime visual performer Mario Radev.
The five string players of Divertimenti are joined by violist Garfield Jackson to perform two powerful and beautiful string sextets by Dvořák and Brahms. Plus, the London premiere of Sally Beamish’s new String Quintet.
Renowned Palestinian vocalist and oud player Kamilya Jubran, and long-standing musical partner and composer Werner Hasler (trumpet & electronics) return to the UK in support of their new album Wa. With Wa, Jubran and Hasler
The science: Professor Susan Stepney introduces us to different types of non-conventional computing. The music: This cantata marks Pentecost, and the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles.
Aurora’s Principal Trombone, Matthew Gee, travels through the bittersweet landscapes of Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel, the fierce chill of Schubert’s Winterreise and the dizzying terrains of Jan Sandström’s A Short Ride on a Motorbike.
The eminent principals of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble perform Beethoven’s Septet, a work which possesses an easy-going charm and uncontainable exuberance.
Using 19th century instruments that reflect Beethoven’s ideal, Rachel Podger and Christopher Glynn join forces to explore a sonata cycle that, more than any other, opens up new worlds of expression for violin and piano.
What role can music and art play in tackling the climate crisis? How has folksong been used to help the social movements of the past? Peggy Seeger (folksinger/activist) and George Monbiot (environmentalist/journalist) debate these questions.