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CANCELLED: Doric Quartet & Friends

Monday 22 June 7.30pm (ends approx. 9.40pm)

In the light of the ongoing Coronavirus situation, it is with enormous sadness that we have to cancel the 2020 Aldeburgh Festival.

In these difficult times, our critical focus remains maintaining our vital work supporting artists and communities, and we rely on ticket sales and philanthropy to deliver the majority of this wide-ranging activity. We are living in uncertain times, but we know that music and the arts has the power to make positive change in people’s lives. When we emerge from this lockdown period, this mission will be more important than ever.

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We look forward to welcoming you back to Snape again soon.

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Chausson’s strikingly unusual chamber music ‘concerto’ pits a violin-piano duo against a string quartet in a work that refracts the gracefulness and melodic charm of the Baroque through the lens of his French contemporaries.

It is preceded here by César Franck’s violin sonata, one of the most revered of its genre. Between the two, the youthful ebullience of the 18-year-old Mendelssohn provides a perfect foil.

Alina Ibragimova violin
Cédric Tiberghien piano
Doric Quartet

Franck Sonata for violin and piano 28’
Mendelssohn Quartet No 2 in A minor Op 13 30’
Chausson Concerto for string quartet, piano and violin 42’

Main image by Benjamin Ealovega