Eva de Vries – violin
Janell Yeo – violin
Rachel Maxey – viola
Felicity Smith – cello
|ELIZABETH MACONCHY||String Quartet No. 1|
|NICOLA LEFANU||String Quartet No. 2|
|RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS||String Quartet No. 2 in A minor|
|LEOŠ JANÁČEK||String Quartet No. 2 “Intimate Letters”|
|ELIZABETH MACONCHY||String Quartet No. 11|
ReCentred: Elizabeth Maconchy
As a former Wigmore Hall/Open Academy Fellowship Ensemble, the Bloomsbury Quartet is passionate about engaging audiences with thought-provoking programmes. Here the group presents a unique ‘concert experience’ that combines performance ‘in the round’ with a multimedia exhibition on the life and works of one of the finest composers the British Isles have ever produced: Dame Elizabeth Violet Maconchy LeFanu (1907-1994).
Bookended by an early and late string quartet, the concert also features music by Maconchy’s teacher Ralph Vaughan Williams, daughter Nicola LeFanu and Leoš Janáček, a key influence during the composer’s later studies in Prague.
For more information about the artists and their programme, see www.bloomsburyquartet.com
With kind support from Craven District Council
Photo credit: Christian Maier Smith
This concert is part of Skipton Music’s 75th anniversary season ‘Hidden Treasures: Celebrating Women Composers Across the Ages.’