HOLMES CHAPEL MUSIC SOCIETY – ELIAS STRING QUARTET & ROBERT PLANE
Saturday 12th February 2022 - 3:00 pm
Sara Bitlloch (Violin), Donald Grant (Violin), Simone van der Giessen (Viola), Marie Bitlloch (Cello) and Robert Plane (Clarinet)
“Few quartets at any stage of their evolution have this much personality” – Philadelphia Enquirer
The Elias String Quartet take their name from Mendelssohn’s oratorio, Elijah, of which Elias is its German form, and have quickly established themselves as one of the most intense and vibrant quartets of their generation. The Quartet was formed in 1998 at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where they worked closely with the late Dr. Christopher Rowland. They also spent a year studying at the Hochschule in Cologne with the Alban Berg quartet. Between 2005 and 2009 they were resident String Quartet at Sheffield’s “Music in the Round” as part of Ensemble 360, taking over from the Lindsay Quartet. They are now ensemble in residence at the RNCM and regularly go back there to teach and perform.
Robert Plane’s hugely varied career has seen concerto appearances in Europe, Asia and the USA, with performances of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto in Madrid with the City of London Sinfonia, Beijing with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and in the USA with the Virginia Symphony. He made his BBC Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011 with Simon Holt’s double concerto ‘Centauromachy’. Exploring a wide range of repertoire and commissioning new works, highlights of past seasons have included Piers Hellawell’s Agricolas with the Ulster Orchestra and RTE Symphony Orchestra, Finzi with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Christian Jost with the Dortmunder Philharmoniker and Stanford with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Beethoven – String Quartet No.3 in D major Op.18 No.3
Sally Beamish – String Quartet No.3: Reed Stanzas
Brahms – Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op.115
Tickets and more details at www.themusicsociety.org.uk
Doors Open 2pm
Concert tickets £23 (members £15)
Children (under 16) with ticket-holder, students in full-time education and benefit claimants £2
Season tickets (does not include the May concert) £98
Concert tickets are also available for cash/cheque from The Print Room in Holmes Chapel (01477 549 682) or Mrs Jane Perrins (01477 537 769). Season ticket enquires to Trevor Boxer (01270 765 775).
Bar facilities available.