Thursday, 9 March 2017

Humphry Davy Science and Music Lecture

RETURNS ONLY FOR MARCUS DU SAUTOY LECTURE

Concerts Penzance look forward to welcoming Marcus du Sautoy and musicians from the Royal Academy of Music for the lecture on March 26th.  The event is now sold out with return tickets only if and when they become available.

If you have reserved a place please arrive at least 20 minutes before the performance to collect and pay for your ticket.  

If you booked in advance but no longer need a ticket reserved please email  concertspenzance@gmail.com or phone/text 07422 972622 to release the ticket for someone else to use.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Music and Maths - Concerts Penzance offer a Winter of Content



The Concerts Penzance series of international quality classical music events continues through the winter months.  On Saturday 11th February at 7.30pm, Concerts Penzance welcome back the Doric String Quartet whose members first performed in Penzance 6 years ago.  Now firmly established as the leading British string quartet of its generation, the quartet is now attracting major awards for it’s outstanding concerts and recordings.  The Doric continues the series of Haydn quartets which have featured in several of this season’s concerts and the programme ends with Beethoven’s second Razumovsky quartet op.54 no.2.  The central work is Berg’s Lyric Suite – one of the pinnacle works for string quartet of the early 20th century, fusing highly romantic passion with revolutionary tonality.  Tickets cost £12 or £3 for under 21s.
On Sunday 26th March at 2.30pm, Concerts Penzance present their Fifth Humphry Davy Science and Music Lecture at Zennor Theatre, Penwith College.  Marcus du Sautoy, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University and Britian’s leading Maths advocate explores Messiaen’s Maths.  Composed and premiered at the Nazi war camp where the composer was imprisoned, Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time is one of the most ethereally beautiful works of the 20th century – and also one of the most mathematically complex. With live musical excerpts, mathematician Marcus du Sautoy visualises the numerical intricacies and ideas that inspired the music, followed by a complete performance of the quartet given by musicians from the Royal Academy of Music, Charles Dale-Harris clarinet, Kate Oswin violin,  Ghislaine McMullin cello and Joseph Havlat piano.  Tickets cost £8 or £3 for under 21s.
Tickets are available on the door or in advance from Mounts Bay Wine, Bread Street, Penzance.  To reserve tickets in advance email concertspenzance@gmail.com or phone/text 07422 972622

Winter concerts for your diary...


Saturday 11th February 7.30pm, St, John's Hall, Penzance

The Doric String Quartet

Concerts Penzance welcome back the Doric String Quartet, now firmly established as the leading British string quartet of its generation.
Haydn op.64 no.3, Berg Lyric Suite,  Beethoven op.54 no.2



Sunday 26th March 2.30pm,  Zennor Theatre, Penwith College

Humphry Davy Science & Music Lecture
Messiaen’s Maths Quartet for the End of Time

Marcus du Sautoy 
(Oxford Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science)


Musicians from the Royal Academy of Music
Charles Dale-Harris - clarinet     Kate Oswin - violin
Ghislaine McMullin - cello     Joseph Havlat - piano  
Composed and premiered at the Nazi war camp where the composer was imprisoned, Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time is one of the most ethereally beautiful works of the 20th century – and also one of the most mathematically complex. With live musical excerpts, mathematician Marcus du Sautoy visualises the numerical intricacies and ideas that inspired the music, followed by a complete performance of the quartet.

Saturday, 26 November 2016



The Castalian String Quartet

St. John's Hall, Penzance Saturday 10th December

Quartets by Haydn, Ades and Beethoven

Sini Simonen &

Daniel Roberts violins

Charlotte Bonneton viola

Christopher Graves cello


Chamber music of ‘passion and persuasion’


Concerts Penzance welcome the Castalian String Quartet to St. John’s Hall at 7.30pm on Saturday 10th December.   Lead by the outstanding young Finish violinist Sini Simonen, who stamps her persuasive musical personality on their performances, the quartet were the only European quartet to get through to the final stages of the prestigious Banff International Competition where they won 3rd prize this autumn.

Described in the Canadian press as ‘…like an orator who knows how to convince with both passion and persuasion, the Castalian String Quartet makes the simplest thing we hear into the most important thing we could ever want to hear.’ 

For Concerts Penzance the musicians present quartets by Haydn (Op.76 No.1) and Brahms (no. 3 in B flat), along with Four Quartets by Thomas Ades, the British composer whose genius has intrigued and inspired many musicians for over two decades.

Tickets cost £12 or just £3 for young people, available on the door or in advance from Mounts Bay Wine, Bread Street, Penzance.  

To reserve tickets in advance email concertspenzance@gmail.com or phone/text 07422 972622