22 October 2014
“I haven’t been so smitten by a group since the Beatles went on the Ed Sullivan show!” So wrote Amy Klohr, our delightful American page-turner (singer, coach and much else besides) after the Orbis Trio’s opening concert of the Chamber Series last Thursday.
The Trio, from the Czech Republic, made such a strong impression on their UK debut in last year’s series with their stylish and passionate string sound complemented by the wizardry of their pianist – we just had to invite them back! Now as resident ensemble, they will give two more recitals this season: alongside Ravel and Beethoven, they bring Eastern European treasures from Dvořák, Martinů and the little-known woman composer and conductor from Brno, Vitězslava Kaprálová, who died in 1940 aged just 25.
The series continues this week (23 October) with the return of last year’s resident ensemble, the award-winning Heath Quartet, with the first of two concerts to complete their cycle of Tippett’s five string quartets. They have proved compelling advocates for these rarely-performed works, took part in the Wigmore Hall’s Tippett retrospective last year and are now in the process of recording the quartets.
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