Saturday, 8 September 2018

To celebrate our 10th Anniversary Season Concerts Penzance presents a programme of genuine world class musicians, in constant demand at leading concert halls worldwide, playing right here in the very heart of Penzance. 
It’s easy to overlook the fact that this series of concerts would and does match those played in the most famous venues in capital cities across the world, confirmed by the Director of London’s Wigmore Hall below - except these ones are on your doorstep and at a hugely competitive price.  In fact, if you’re 25 or under then the concerts are completely free, thanks to the Concerts Penzance/MusicAbility Youth Development Initiative, supported by CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust and Cornwall Music Education Hub.
Enjoy browsing this programme, reading about the performers and soloists and some of their numerous accolades.

‘The musicians appearing at Concerts Penzance this year are all artists who we love to hear performing at Wigmore Hall. Do go and hear them if you can.’  
John Gilhooly, Director of Wigmore Hall
Please browse the list of concerts and enjoy the feast on offer.

All tickets, including special offer bundles, are now available 24/7 by following the Tickets link above.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Watch this space for news of the 2018-19 season, including concerts given by two of Britain's most inspiring string quartets, the Doric Quartet and Endellion Quartet, and concerts featuring piano and voice thanks to the loan of the fine Steinway piano from Hall for Cornwall.  Full details should be available mid-August.

In the mean time, do hear Penzance Youth String Orchestra who perform 4 public concerts between 16th and 22nd July - all free!  'A Year and a Day' features Vivaldi's Four Seasons performed by outstanding young violinist Bilegtugs Lut, along with music by Sally Beamish, Elgar, Ravel and Bartok, inspired by times of the day.

For a taster, hear Autumn performed by Bill and PYSO at Birmingham Town Hall on July 5th:

16th July - 7.30pm St. Just Miners' Chapel
20th July - 7pm,the church of Lanteglos-by-Camelford
21st July - 7.30pm St. Bartholomew's Church, Porthleven
22nd July - 6.30pm The Centre, Newlyn  (This concert has been rescheduled from 15th July to avoid clashes with the Wimbledon and World Cup finals.)

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Saturday  10th March 2018
St. John’s Hall, Penzance
Nordic Legends
The Engegaard Quartet
with Tim Boulton, viola

Haydn String Quartet op.76 no.2 in D minor ‘The Fifths’
Oli Mustonen Quartet no.1
Mozart String Quintet in G minor K.516

The EngegĂ„rd Quartet has attracted international recognition with their bold and fresh interpretations of the classical repertoire, combined with an irresistible inclination to be true to their Scandinavian roots, inspiring both Nordic programs and partnerships. 
Their programme for Concerts Penzance is no exception, combining two of the bedrocks of the classical chamber repertoire with the first string quartet by Finnish pianist, conductor and composer Oli Mustonen, written for the Engegard Quartet in 2017.

Pre-concert food is available at the Honey Pot until 7pm
Please book your table in advance on 01736 368686

Friday, 1 December 2017

5pm Sunday 10th December - St. John’s Hall, Penzance

The Dante String Quartet 
with Penzance Youth String Orchestra  
and East Cornwall Youth String Orchestra

Haydn Quartet op.33 no.2 ‘The Joke’
Shostakovich Quartet no.8 op.110
Arensky Variations on a theme by Tchaikovsky 
(arranged for string quartet and string orchstra.)
Beethoven ‘Razumovsky’ Quartet in C, op.59 no.3 

“Playing of spellbinding atmosphere”  “The unflinching integrity of their interpretation and the excitement of their playing were consistently superb.”   
The Guardian 

Tickets £12 (£3 under 19s)* in advance from The Honey Pot  01736 368686 or on the door. Pre-concert food is available at The Honey Pot - please book your table in advance