Ryedale Festival Launch Concert

Ryedale Festival Launch Concert

16 March 2018 7:30 pm

Pickering Parish Church, YO18 7BE

Ryedale Festival Launch Concert

Ryedale Festival Launch Concert

Arod Quartet

Mendelssohn – String Quartet in E minor (op. 44, no. 2)
Webern – Langsamer Satz
Beethoven – String Quartet in E minor (op. 59, no. 2)

The Ryedale Festival season opens with music of deep happiness: the high spirits of a quartet Mendelssohn   composed shortly after the birth of his first child, followed by the lush romanticism of a magical early piece by Webern, conceived during a country walk with his lover and breathing an air of contentment and oneness with nature. The outstanding Arod Quartet then turn to the second of Beethoven’s famous Razumovsky quartets, with its hymn-like slow movement and a scherzo based on a Russian theme, in deference to Beethoven’s patron, Count Andrej Razumovsky, the Russian ambassador to the Imperial Court in Vienna, who commissioned the three Opus 59 quartets.

After the concert, the festival’s Artistic Director Christopher Glynn will introduce the programme for the 2018 Ryedale Festival.

‘it is no longer a question of shared lives, but of the fusion of beings. It is hardly believable that the Arod have only four years of existence!’ – Le Monde.

Interval Bar


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Price -  £20.00   Weekend Pass for all three events (Please ring box office) -  £50.00

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