Monday, 13 May 2019

The Concerts Penzance 2018-18 season is now over and what a great season it has been!  Next season's concerts start on 19th October when we welcome the wonderful Esme Quartet who are most recent winners of the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet competition.  Look out for the full season brochure in early September.  But in the mean time...

You can hear lots of great music during Penzance's Golowan Festival in June, with four concerts given by Tim Boulton and Friends and a concert given jointly by Penzance and Truro Youth String Orchestras.

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Tickets are selling fast for the final event of the Concerts Penzance season - Goldberg Maths - 4pm Saturday 27th April at St. Mary's Church Penzance.

Marcus du Sautoy is the Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University.  His articles on all things mathematical appear in the Times, Telegraph, Independent and Guardian newspapers and he has presented many popular radio and television programmes exploring maths and science.  Marcus's exploration of maths in music has included collaborations with the Royal Opera House exploring Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and many people in Cornwall will remember his previous visit to Penzance exploring the maths of Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time.

Charles Owen is one of the finest pianists of his generation.  He appears regularly at London's Wigmore Hall and Kings Place and internationally he has performed at the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York, the Brahms Saal in Vienna’s Musikverein, the Paris Musée d’Orsay, and the Moscow Conservatoire.  His numerous CDs include solo recordings
of piano music by JS Bach, Brahms, Janácek, Poulenc and Fauré, as well as many chamber music recordings.  

Book now while tickets are still available!

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Endellion Quartet - Saturday 9th March, 7pm, St. John's Hall, Penzance

The Endellion String Quartet have had associations with Cornwall for all of the quartet’s 40 years – through the quartet’s Cornish saint’s name and a long association with the International Musicians Seminars at Prussia Cove.  Concerts Penzance are delighted that the quartet are making a special trip to West Cornwall during their 40th Anniversary year – to perform at St. John’s Hall at 7pm on Saturday 9th March.

When the Endellions had been around for a mere 25 years, cellist David Waterman wrote an eloquent article about their time together ( in which he attributes their long successful career to ‘the glorious miracle of the vast panorama of great masterpieces that is the quartet repertoire’.  For their concert in Penzance the quartet have chosen 3 of the greatest of those works – Haydn op.74 no.3 ‘The Rider’, Bartok no. 2 op.17 and Beethoven op.131.

Join with us to celebrate this remarkable quartet’s illustrious career and enjoy top quality music making in the heart of Penzance.

Tickets £13 – 25 years old and younger are free!