This academic year, Oundle School will not only be welcoming a new Director of Music, Quentin Thomas, but it also has an enviable line-up of classical events planned for the autumn.
Work by two of my favourite composers will be played by the Czech group, the Skampa Quartet, at 7.45pm on Sunday, September 8, at Oundle School Chapel in Milton Road. The Quartet will be performing Beethoven’s String Quartet in B flat and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, from their latest Wigmore Hall programme. The event will be preceded by a reception for Friends of Oundle Music in the Two Acre Suite. The Quartet will also be working with pupils from the school in a series of workshops the following day. Admission to the concert is free.
Mendelssohn’s music will again make an appearance in a concert at 7.45pm on October 4 when The School Chamber Orchestra will be joined by former Royal College Of Music students Francesca Dego and pianist Francesca Leonardi in an event at Oundle School’s Great Hall. The programme will include Mendelssohn’s Double Concerto for violin and piano and Tzigane by Ravel. Tickets cost £5, available from the Music School. For more details on future events organised by Oundle School, visit www.oundleschool.org.uk.
I am always keen to hear from new or existing groups from across Northamptonshire with news of their classical events. Anyone who would like their concert to be featured in this column can email me at the above address or call 01604 467046.