Concerts in the West opens Chambermusicbox

CHAMBERMUSICBOX comes to the West Country from 2nd to 4th June for the latest series of Concerts in the West, with a programme of classsical and 20th century works.

Playing as a quartet, the line-up is oboeist Philip Haworth, violinist Yuri Kalnits, violist Matthew Kettle and cellist Julia Morneweg.

The tour opens with the usual coffee concert at Bridport Arts Centre at 11.30am on Friday 2nd June, followed that evening at Ilminster Arts Centre at 7.30pm, Saturday at 7.30 at Crewkerne Dance House, and Sunday at 3pm at St Laurence Church, Upwey.

The group was founded in 2016 with musicians from across Europe who came together to perform a series of chamber music concerts in London. Joint artistic directors Yuri Kalnits and Julia Morneweg had a vision to explore and perform a wide spectrum of the chamber music repertoire with their like-minded and exceptionally talented friends.

In the first four seasons, more than 50 artists from 20 different nations performed 60-plus chamber works ranging from duos to nonets. The various line-ups included principal players from top British and European orchestras, renowned soloists and members of leading chamber music ensembles.

The programme for Chambermusicbox’s June Concerts in the West series includes works by Schubert, Elizabeth Maconchy, Kodaly, Mozart, Elgar, Sibelius and Richard Rodney Bennett.