Following the great success of 2019’s inaugural ‘pay-as-you-wish’ concert, the Petworth Festival invites you to join us for another concert featuring music that is all too often under- represented – in this instance music by two superb female composers, Dame Elizabeth Maconchy DBE and her equally luminous daughter, Nicola Lefanu.
The Bloomsbury Quartet – which excelled at a previous Petworth Festival when a Royal Academy of Music ensemble – brings Elizabeth Maconchy’s life and music into focus. The programme also includes music by Nicola Lefanu and by Maconchy’s teacher, Ralph Vaughan-Williams.
This wholly innovative evening is in two parts and mixes the music with a multimedia installation to help familiarise the audience with the programme and the players: a mixture of film, photography and ‘live’ programme notes.
Download the programme notes here.
Elizabeth Maconchy - String Quartet No. 1
Vaughan-Williams - String Quartet No. 2 in A minor
Nicola Lefanu - String Quartet No. 2
Elizabeth Maconchy - String Quartet No, 11
Bloomsbury Quartet (photo: Christian Maier Smith)