The first part of their programme celebrates Benjamin Britten’s centenary, opening with three Fantasies by Purcell, whose music had a profound influence on Britten, followed by his own 3rd String Quartet, a beguiling but profound work which confirmed the composer’s complete affinity with the quartet medium. In the second part the Benyounes Quartet play Schubert’s great D minor ‘Death and the Maiden’ quartet which, with its compelling balance of drama and intimate yearning, has become one of the best loved works of the entire quartet repertoire.
Tickets cost £10, or £2 for under 19s and are available on the door or in advance from West Penwith Music, Union Street, Penzance 01736 364440 and Mounts Bay Wine, Bread Street, Penzance 01736 364118.
Concerts Penzance offers free admission to people who are registered visually impaired – please phone in advance on 01736 350887. A wine bar supplied by Mounts Bay Wine is open from 6.45pm.