Alumni of the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme’s Chamber Music in Residence series, the splendid Van Kuijk Quartet presents a programme of French delights and youthful Mozart.

The concert includes music taken from their project “Impressions Parisiennes”, with aching and colourful music by Debussy and Ravel, plus arrangements of songs by Fauré. We also hear Mozart’s first quartet, written when he was 14.

Please note: this concert takes place in Orford Church.

Download the programme notes here.

Nicolas Van Kuijk violin
Sylvain Favre-Bulle violin
Emmanuel François
Anthony Kondo

String Quartet No.1 in G, “Lodi”, K.80 (17’)
Fauré, arr. Gildas Guillon:
Mélodies, Op.27 ; Après un rêve (Op.7 No.1), Les berceaux (Op.23 No.1), Mandoline (Op.58), Clair de lune (Op.46 No.2) (11’)
Pavane pour une infante défunte (7’)
Rigaudon from Le tombeau de Couperin (3’)
Debussy, arr. Emmanuel François:
Petite suite (15’)

Friday Lunchtime Concerts
Each Friday from January to March we invite you to our Friday Lunchtime Concerts on the Suffolk Coast. We offer musical delight and respite from the winter winds in the shape of performances by brilliant young ensembles from the UK and abroad. All ensembles in this series are Britten Pears Young Artists for 2023-24, and are on a Chamber Music Residency as part of the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme.

The Britten Pears Young Artist Programme is made possible with the generous support of our Trusts & Foundations and individual supporters.

General booking opens Saturday 25 November at 10am.

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