As a foretaste of the Frith Piano Quartet residency (see Tue and Fri), its string players offer a programme with youth as its theme – Schubert and Sibelius both wrote these trios in their 20th year, Kodály wrote his Intermezzo when 23, and Beethoven was 24 when he wrote his great work, modelled on Mozart's Divertimento K563 with the same key and six-movement form: these two works still form the core of the string trio repertoire to this day.
9:00pm, Sunday 9 August 2015
BALCONY £22 / FRONT STALLS £16 / REAR STALLS £10 Zoned Seating
Schubert String Trio in B flat major, D581 20'
Kodály Intermezzo 5'
Sibelius String Trio in G minor 11½'
Beethoven String Trio in E flat major, Op.3 40'
Robert Heard and Richard Jenkinson worked together for several years in the front desks of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, when together with Louise Williams they were asked to become part of the Frith Piano Quartet by Benjamin Frith – a union that has gone from strength to strength.