BEETHOVEN String Quartet Op.18 No. 2 in G
BEETHOVEN String Quartet Op.18 No. 6 in Bb
As part of the celebrations to commemorate the 250th anniversary of his birth, the acclaimed Consone Quartet are performing an innovative programme of Beethoven’s String Quartets. This String Quartet Series will feature 3 concerts of String Quartets, performed at Arundel Town Hall, on period instruments which Beethoven himself would have been familiar with.
The String Quartet Series will proceed under Social Distancing Guidelines. Up to (70 unreserved ) tickets will be available for each performance on a first-come-first-served basis.
25 Tickets at £25 will be available in Area 1 -‘The Atherley Chamber’ which is where the Quartet will be performing.
25 Tickets at £20 will be available in Area 2 – ‘The Holmes Chamber’ where the audience will be able to view the performance on a large screen and;
20 tickets at £15 will be available (subject to good weather conditions) outside on ‘The Terrace’, again where the audience will be able to view the performance on a large screen.
This performance will also be streamed via The Hanover Band Website and on Facebook.
Tickets will be available on this webpage, where you can also make a donation to the ongoing work of The Hanover Band.
HANOVER (Not Hannover; Germany) In terms of British history the majority of the music we play is from the Hanoverian period. Hanover also refers to Hanover Square in London, where Haydn performed his symphonies and arias in the Salomon Concerts in the 1790’s.
BAND (ref: The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians)
‘An instrumental ensemble, larger than a chamber ensemble. Thus the ’24 violins’ of Louis XIV were called ‘la grande bande’ to distinguish them from Lully’s ‘petits violons’, and Charles II’s similar ensemble was known as ‘the King’s Band’. By extension, ‘band’ came to mean an orchestra in colloquial British usage’.
THE HANOVER BAND a period name for a period orchestra.