Wednesday 21st July 2021 7.30pm / Main House


Zoe Beyers (violin), Ian Watson (violins), Ben Newton (viola), Richard Jenkinson (cello)

(Part of the Alnwick Music Society 2021 season)



Schubert – String Quartet no 13, D804 ‘Rosamunde’

Haydn – String Quartet, op 76/4 ‘Sunrise’

Robert Simpson – String quartet no 8


Born in Leamington Spa in March 1921, Robert Simpson was the author of books on Beethoven, Bruckner and Nielsen and also the composer of 11 symphonies and 15 string quartets. As part of Simpson’s centenary celebrations the Dante Quartet play his 8th Quartet along with the works of two other composers he admired, Schubert and Haydn.

The Dante Quartet, one of the UK’s finest ensembles, is known for its imaginative programming and impassioned performances. The Quartet has been honoured with the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Chamber Music and has also received international awards for its recordings. The Quartet recently recorded the eight quartets of Charles Villiers Stanford for the SOMM label of which the BBC Music Magazine said: “The Dante Quartet’s performances are superbly stylish and accurate”.

Performance Dates and Times

Wednesday 21st July 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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