LEADING Czech string quartet the Skampa Quartet will return to the Pump Room in Leamington on Friday as part of Leamington Music’s winter season.
The quartet has been visiting Warwickshire for about 20 years and has performed in a number of venues in Leamington and Warwick - having first appeared in the series Concerts in Warwickshire Churches in Ilmington.
The concert will begin with Mozart’s Quartet in B flat K589 and end it with Beethoven’s Quartet in E flat Opus 74, nicknamed The Harp.
In between will be a performance of the only Quartet written by Vitezslava Kapralova.
Richard Phillips, of Leamington Music, said: “Kapralova was a brilliant young composer who conducted the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London in one of her own works in her early 20s.
“She had gone to Paris to study by the time World War Two broke out and died of tuberculosis in late 1940 in Montpellier, aged only 25.
“We have had this Quartet before as the Quartet from Prague that took her name came here and played it in Holy Trinity Church in Leamington in 2008. It went down very well with that audience and having another opportunity to hear it is great. It suggested that if she had lived longer, she would have been a well known composer.”
Tickets for all Leamington Music concerts are on sale at the Bridge House Theatre.
Call 01926 776438 or go online www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk
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Thursday 20 June 2013
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