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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The Next Event...
Robert Plane and the Sacconi String Quartet
Monday 10 October 2016 19:30
|Mozart||String Quartet in D K 499 "Hofmeister"|
|York Bowen||Phantasy Quartet for Bass Clarinet and Strings|
|Brahms||Clarinet Quintet Op 115|
We are delighted to welcome back to the cathedral and its concert life the superb Sacconi String Quartet who last enthralled us in October 2014. This time they are joined with star clarinettist Robert Plane, last with us in December 2012.Together they give us Brahms's ever popular clarinet quintet and what is likely to be for many a rediscovered jewel, York Bowen's Phantasy Quintet for bass clarinet and strings. The bass clarinet shares the mellow tones of its higher brothers with its own highly individual deeper voice. This is a fascinating work for the virtually unique combination of bass clarinet and string quartet. Flowing seamlessly, the music masterfully integrates the bass clarinet into the string textures.
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.