Events 2017-18 Season

7.30pm Saturday 14th October 2017  
St. John’s Hall, Penzance
FREE opening concert
The Virtuoso Violinist
Bilegtugs Lut
with Tim Boulton

Mozart G major Duo for violin & viola
JS Bach Partita in D minor BWV 1004
Wienawski Caprices
Paganinni Caprices
Handel arr. Halvorsen Passacaglia

Bilegtugs Lut was born in Manchester in 2005 and started his violin studies at the Music & Dance Conservatoire in Mongolia.  He returned to Britain in 2016 and is now living in Cornwall.  Even though only 12 years old Bill has already been a prize-winner in four international music competitions including 1st  prize, Japan-Hong Kong Music Competition, Hong Kong, 2016;  1st place, Crescendo International Competition, USA, 2013; Jury award and 3rd place, Arthur Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists, Belgium, 2014; 3rd place, Kocian Violin Competition, Czech Republic, 2015
Free entrance with a collection following the concert.

7.30pm Saturday 4th November 2017  
St. John’s Hall, Penzance

Sean Shibe

Sean Shibe’s softLOUD premiered to critical acclaim in the summer of 2017 at the East Nuik and Edinburgh International Fringe Festivals.  Challenging preconceptions, softLOUD juxtaposes early Scottigh lute pieces for acoustic guitar with electric guitar arrangements of multi-tracked repertoire including US composer Julia Wolfe’s powerful elegy LAD, Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint and David Long’s Killer.

“genius, [is] a term which should rarely be applied to performing musicians, but at 25 he has it.”   David Nice, Arts Desk

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

5pm Sunday  10th December 2017
St. John’s Hall, Penzance

Russian Themes
The Dante String Quartet
With Penzance Youth String Orchestra and
East Cornwall Youth String Orchestra

 “Playing of spellbinding atmosphere”    The Guardian
Haydn String Quartet in E flat, op.33 no.2 ‘The Joke’
Shostakovich Quartet no. 8
Arensky Variations on a Theme of Tchaikosvsky
Beethoven String Quartet op. 59 no.3 ‘Razumovsky’

The Dante Quartet has performed many times at the Wigmore Hall and Britain’s other top chamber music venues, are frequently heard on Radio 3 and have performed across Europe and in Japan.  Their recordings have won high praise and awards including the BBC Music Magazine Award and the French Diapaison d’Or and the quartet have been recipients of the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Chamber Music.
The arrangement of Arensky’s Andante for quartet and string orchestra was devised by Tim Boulton and the Dante Quartet for a concert at St. Germans in July, but proved so popular that they are performing this work again with both the East Cornwall and Penzance Youth String Orchestras.

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 Engegård 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