Concerts take place once a month, normally on Monday's in the quire of Ripon Cathedral, and start at 7.30. Parking is available in the Council Car Park, behind Sainsburys (3 minutes by foot from the Cathedral). Parking is free after 6pm. Refreshments are available during the interval.
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Raphael Wallfisch and John York
Monday 09 October 2017 19:30
|Brahms||sonata in E flat Op. 120 no 2 (the 2nd viola sonata)|
|Martinů||Cello Sonata no 1 H277|
|Janáček||Pohádka (A fairy tale)|
|Brahms||Cello Sonata in F Op.99|
After much too long an absence we are delighted to welcome the return of this finest of cello and piano duos to open our new season. Their programme juxtaposes two Brahms sonatas with masterworks of the Czech repertoire. The E flat Brahms sonata is more familiar in its original form as a clarinet sonata: but Brahms himself adapted it for viola and piano and it has been a simple step to make this splendid sonata available to cellists as well. The F major sonata is probably Brahms's finest. The two Czech works, because unfamiliar, are not programmed as often as they should be. They are each a delight to play and hear.
We share the beliefs of the performers that the programme mixes the genres "beautifully and rather provocatively"
Due to the increased numbers attending concerts, it has been possible to reduce prices. As a subscriber to the series, you pay just £70 for six concerts. Reduced subscription rates are available for those in recognised music performing groups, and friend or Patrons of North Yorkshire Music Festivals; see the book ticket page for details. Single tickets are available if you just want to attend occasional concerts; the standard price is £15; for students- £5; and children can attend free of charge.