|ACTIVITIES||Richmondshire Concerts organises high-quality, professional concerts every year from September to April in Richmond, N Yorkshire.
2018-19 is our 71st season.
|MEMBERSHIP||All concerts take place at the Influence Church on Victoria Road. This is a comfortable, recently upgraded venue offering good cinema-style seating for an audience of over 300. There is free parking in the evening in the large car park opposite the venue.
Tickets for individual concerts are £15, whether via our website or at the door, except that tickets for Joanna MacGregor on 13 Oct cost £20. Season Tickets for all 6 concerts are still only £45. Season Ticket holders may also benefit from optional membership of the Darlington Music Society for just £27 extra - ie a combined total of £72 for 12 concerts when ordered from us.
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|EVENTS||Saturday 29 Sept 2018 at 7:30 pm
Under their leader, Alina Ibragimova, the Chiaroscuro Quartet perform works of the Classical and early Romantic period on gut strings and with historical bows.
The evening opens with works by Haydn and Beethoven, then the Quartet is joined by Annelien van Wauve for Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet.
|Saturday 13 Oct 2018 at 7:30 pm
Joanna MacGregor (piano)
One of our finest pianists will push the Steinway D concert grand to its limits as she explores the range, colour and techniques of the piano in a programme of great emotional extremes. See our website for the programme.
Tickets for this concert are £20.
|Saturday 10 Nov 2018 at 7:30 pm
The Engegård String Quartet
The Norwegian quartet’s latest CDs have been described in glowing terms by the music press. Tonight you’ll have a chance to make up your own mind as they perform works by Haydn, Bartók and Svendsen, as well as arrangements of Norwegian folksongs.
|Saturday 12 Jan 2019 at 7:30 pm
Royal Northern Sinfonia Wind Octet
The musicians from Sage, Gateshead love the Richmond atmosphere and acoustic. It's a pleasure to welcome them back as a wind octet.
Two familiar and lovely works by Mozart are interspersed with works by modern British Mozartians, Stephen Oliver and Jonathan Dove.
|Saturday 2 Mar 2019 at 7:30 pm
Trio Goya (fortepiano, violin, cello)
Specialising in music of the Classical period - Mozart, Haydn, early Beethoven, CPE Bach, Stephen Paxton - Trio Goya is a veteran of Wigmore Hall and King's Place. Its latest recording, of the three Beethoven Opus 1 Trios, is published by Chandos.
|Saturday 6 Apr 2019 at 7:30 pm
Divertimenti (string quintet)
A number of fine quintets have been written for the double-cello lineup. First tonight is Boccherini's famous String Quintet, which will have many listeners exclaiming "Oh, but I know this!". Sally Beamish's Divertimenti was written for this very ensemble, and is followed by Dvořák's luscious Terzetto. Finally, Schubert’s great C Major Quintet forms the backbone of the evening's programme.