BBC Radio 3 Big Chamber Weekend returns to Saffron Hall4:11, 12th March 2019
BBC Radio 3 will return to Saffron Hall from 26 – 27 April 2019 with a weekend of chamber music featuring composer and virtuoso clarinettist Mark Simpson.
Former BBC Young Musician of the Year and BBC New Generation Artist, Simpson (pictured) is now established as a major voice on the international stage as both a performer and a composer. In partnership with BBC Radio 3, he takes up residence at Saffron Hall for three major concerts this April, introducing his own music (including a brand-new work) and bringing together a host of friends – some of the brightest rising stars in the classical music world – in the music he loves best.
In the first concert he is joined by leading cellist Leonard Elschenbroich and pianist Richard Uttley for a programme including Beethoven’s Piano Trio Op. 11. The Navarra Quartet and violist Adam Newman join them for a free early-evening concert on the Saturday featuring an all-English programme including music by Ireland, Maxwell Davies and Howells. The weekend culminates with an American-tinged programme which includes an arrangement of Barber’s much-loved Adagio for Strings and Antheil’s Trumpet Sonata, for which Simpson and friends are joined by current BBC New Generation Artist Simon Höfele.
The early evening concert on Saturday is free to all and under 18s can attend any of the three concerts for free. For booking and further information visit https://saffronhall.com/.