Saturday 7 January 2017

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.