CANCELLED / Main House


(part of the Alnwick Music Society 2019-2020 Season)


Ben Hancox (violin), Hannah Dawson (violin),

Robin Ashwell (viola), Cara Berridge (cello)


Rachmaninov                 Romance

Mendelssohn                 String Quartet no. 1, op. 12

Schubert                            String Quartet no. 14, D810 ‘Death and the maiden’


A short work by Rachmaninov, an early quartet by Mendelssohn and Schubert’s fabulous ‘Death and the Maiden’ Quartet make up this concert by the award-winning Sacconi Quartet, recognised for its unanimous and compelling ensemble, and consistently communicating with a fresh and imaginative approach. Performing with style and commitment, the Quartet is known throughout the world for its creativity and integrity of interpretation.

Formed in 2001, its four founder members continue to demonstrate a shared passion for string quartet repertoire, infectiously reaching out to audiences with their energy and enthusiasm. The Quartet has enjoyed a highly successful international career and is Quartet in Association at the Royal College of Music.

“The festival sensation, the young Sacconi Quartet, completely bowled over a packed audience. The chemistry between these four young players is tangible and magical.”

The Scotsman

Performance Dates and Times

Tuesday 17th March 7.30pm

Full Price: £16.50 | Adult (19-30): £6.00 | Child (Under 18): Free

Cast & Creatives

2019-20 Season


Alnwick Music Society is delighted to be back at the Playhouse for the remaining five concerts in our 2019-20 season.

Musical highlights include Schubert’s ‘Death and the Maiden’ Quartet, Shostakovich’s 2nd Piano Trio and Franck’s Violin Sonata, as well as works by Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Scarlatti, Prokofiev,  Fauré and Mendelssohn, to name but a few.

There are two wonderful pianists. I have heard Dinara Klinton twice and have been impressed on both occasions. Born in the Ukraine but living in the UK, she was a pianist in this year’s Leeds Piano Competition. Alasdair Beatson has a growing reputation as a soloist and accompanist. He has been a regular performer with the Royal Northern Sinfonia this season, playing with the orchestra but also in chamber recitals.

We also have a quality young Piano Trio, the Busch Trio, who were top class when they came to Morpeth.

The excellent Sacconi Quartet, who have been together as a group since 2001, will play music by Rachmaninov, Mendelssohn and Schubert.

We are also thrilled to have a brilliant string player, Lawrence Power, who will play the violin as well as the viola in a programme of romantic music, accompanied by Simon Crawford-Phillips.

Mike Alexander, Chairman of Alnwick Music Society

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

We recommend you arrive in good time to collect any tickets – the Box Office will be open for 1 hour prior to any evening events in addition to daytime opening hours.

Parking is located to the rear of the Playhouse in the public car parks. Parking discs are required to be displayed until 6pm and are available from the Visitor Information Centre located within the Playhouse building. Please check individual car park signs for any time restrictions.

Grab a bite to eat at McKenna’s or why not relax and enjoy a drink in our Playhouse Bar? The bar will be open Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-10.30pm and serves an extensive range of drinks including draught and local bottled beers, wines, a specialist gin list and cocktails.