The Revolutionary Drawing Room

The Revolutionary Drawing Room





Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Champs Hill, Coldwaltham, Pulborough, RH20 1LY

7.30pm ends approx 9.40pm

Adult: £25 | Eighteen & under : £5 | Unreserved seating

This event is sold-out, but if you'd like to go on our waiting list in for returns please email, stating your name, telephone number, event and number of tickets required.

Adrian Butterfield - violin

Kathryn Parry - violin

Rachel Stott - viola

Ruth Alford - cello

With actors Clare McCaldin and Martin Nelson.

The 18th century singer, composer and impresario Michael Kelly’s book of Reminiscences is a page turner; the kind of continuous stream of lively anecdotes that might be provided by a exceptionally entertaining dinner guest. Accuracy was not necessarily Kelly’s forte but the picture he paints of late 18th century Vienna is nevertheless vivid and convincing. In particular we are fortunate to have his account of the string quartet party he attended in 1784, when Haydn, Mozart, Dittersdorf and Vanhal played quartets together.

The Revolutionary Drawing Room’s Viennese Quartet Party presents the music of the four composers in the context of Kelly’s irrepressibly garrulous narrative performed by Clare McCaldin and Martin Nelson in the roles of Mozart’s muse, soprano Nancy Storace, and Michael Kelly.

Haydn - String Quartet in E at OP. 33/2 “The Joke”

Dittersdorf - Quartet No.6 in A

Vandal - Quartet in E at (1786)

Mozart - String Quartet in A K.464

Revolutionary Drawing Room

Wine included in the ticket price and served from 6.45pm

Gardens open from 5pm for picnics

Generously supported by David & Mary Bowerman