Friday 21st March 2014, 7.30 pm in Cairns Church

DIVERTIMENTI ENSEMBLE »
with Stephen Tees, Viola

Paul Barritt, Rachel Isserlis violins
Jonathan Barritt viola
Sebastian Comberti, Josephine Horder cellos

Strauss
Martinů
Boccherini
Brahms
Prelude to Capriccio for string sextet
String Sextet (1932)
String Quintet in C major, Op 42 No 2
String Sextet No 2 in G major, Op 36

From the heavenly music for strings that opens Strauss's last opera to Brahms's equally celestial sextet, this programme offers you the chance to wallow in some of the most gorgeous music ever created for strings. Divertimenti is a long-established ensemble consisting of some of Britain's finest chamber music players with a wealth of world-wide concert experience between them, acclaimed for their vibrant, spontaneous and communicative performances.

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