DANTE SUMMER FESTIVAL 8th - 12th July 2019
Join the renowned Dante Quartet for a feast of chamber music, in venues ranging from Callington and Calstock to St. Endellion. We present exciting and accessible concerts alongside workshops and open rehearsals, scenic walks and delicious shared meals - something to inspire and entertain everyone.
This year’s programme contains a crescendo of great music for strings, including quartets by Haydn, Beethoven and Szymanowski, Schubert’s great Quintet, a glorious Sextet by Brahms, Bach’s ever-popular Brandenburg Concerto and Vivaldi’s concerto for two cellos. At St Endellion we premiere a brand-new piece by rising star Joy Lisney, with the talented young players of Trigg Strings.
Then, an experience not to be missed: a late-night candlelit performance of Shostakovich’s extraordinary 15th string quartet. Before the final concert in the beautiful church of St Eustachius, the Dantes unravel the thorny mysteries of Beethoven’s Great Fugue, which caused an uproar when first performed. To end the festival on a high, four of Cornwall’s brightest young talents join us for Mendelssohn’s stunning string octet – written when the composer was only 16 years old.
Whether you live near or far, don’t miss hearing the Dante Quartet and friends playing great music in wonderful venues in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. We look forward to seeing you!