Now in its eighth year the Lewes Chamber Music Festival (LCMF) has developed into a major musical event with a reputation for world-class performers and outstanding concerts.
THIS year for the first time Brighton Fringe audiences will have the opportunity to hear first hand what makes the festival so special in a one-off concert at the Unitarian Church in Brighton on May 15.
LCMF Artistic Director, Beatrice Philips said: “we are so excited to be taking our work to the Brighton Fringe for the first time this year, I believe passionately in making quality chamber music available to everyone and I think that the fringe is the perfect event for us to do this. We are also really pleased to be playing the music of the little-known Guillaume Lekeu alongside favourites by Mozart and Fauré.”
The concert will give the Brighton audience a taster of what is to come on the main festival in June which will have a distinctively French flavour, exploring works by Fauré, Pierné, Dutilleaux, Debussy and Ravel amongst others.
The festival often includes unjustly neglected musical works, such as the piece by Lekeu included in this concert, to be played alongside old favourites from the chamber music repertoire.
Programme for the Brighton concert:
♦ W A Mozart – Piano Trio in E major
♦ G Lekeu – Piano Quartet in B minor
♦ Gabriel Fauré – Piano Quintet in D minor
♦ Beatrice Philips – Violin and Artistic Director
♦ Maria Wloszczcowska – Violin
♦ James Boyd – Viola
♦ Hannah Sloane – Cello
♦ Alasdair Beatson – Piano
Event: Lewes Chamber Music Festival Launch Concert
Where: Unitarian Church, 22 New Road, Brighton
When: Wednesday May 15
Cost: Tickets £15
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