NovemberFest: Bridge, Brahms, Elgar
Chamber Music Festival 2019
Recital Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
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Bridge Phantasie for Piano Trio
Jiafeng Chen, Robin Ireland, Matthew Sharp and RBC students
Brahms String Sextet in B flat, Op.18
Alasdair Beatson and RBC musicians
Elgar Piano Quintet in A minor, Op.84
Our festival comes to a close in style with RBC students rubbing shoulders with some of our most acclaimed staff members. Frank Bridge was a master of the Phantasie, a through-composed piece that incorporates all the content of a multi-movement work. Followed by the lyrical grandeur of Brahms’ String Sextet in B flat, led by Jiafeng Chen, Robin Ireland and Matthew Sharp. The second half is given to Elgar’s richly elegiac Piano Quintet, with Alasdair Beatson joining top RBC students for this uniquely haunting and exhilarating masterpiece. This should be a night to remember!