Tuesday 30th November 2021 7.30pm / Main House


Emma Abbate (piano) and the Sacconi Quartet [Ben Hancox (violin), Hannah Dawson (violin), Robin Ashwell (viola), Cara Berridge (cello)]

(Part of the Alnwick Music Society 2021 season)



Rachmaninov – Romance from String quartet no 1

Shostakovich – Piano quintet in G minor, op 57

Elgar – Piano quintet in A minor, op 84


The Sacconi Quartet were due to perform at Alnwick Playhouse in March 2020 but the coronavirus meant that this did not happen. They come this evening with the pianist Emma Abbate to perform two contrasting 20th century Piano quintets and a Rachmaninov romance.

The award-winning Sacconi Quartet are recognised for their unanimous and compelling ensemble, consistently communicating with a fresh and imaginative approach. Performing with style and commitment, the Quartet are known throughout the world for their creativity and integrity of interpretation.

Described as ‘an amazingly talented pianist’ by Musica, Emma Abbate works with some of the finest singers and instrumentalists of her generation. She is a Professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and a staff coach at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Performance Dates and Times

Tuesday 30th November 2021 7.30pm

Full Price: £17.00 | 19-30 year olds: £6.00 | Under 18: Free

Running Time: 2 hours

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

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