The Dorking Concertgoers 2018-19 season brings marvellous musicians playing wonderful music to Mole Valley at the Dorking Halls.
The centrepiece of the season is provided by the Dante String Quartet – “unflinching integrity of interpretation and the excitement of their playing were consistently superb” wrote The Guardian – whose series of concerts will feature the three Razumovsky quartets by Beethoven, written as a result of a commission by the Russian ambassador in Vienna, Count Razumovsky; they will also play quartets by Haydn, Smetana, Glazunov, Shostakovich and Schumann.
The playing of pianist Clare Hammond was described by Gramophone as “of unfaltering bravura and conviction” and her varied programme mixes Haydn, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Debussy and Rachmaninov.
Our opening recital features harpist Oliver Wass – winner of the 2016 Gold Medal at the Guildhall School, the most prestigious prize for outstanding soloists – with Henry Roberts on Flute playing Bach, Bartók, Piazzolla, Lutoslawski and Schubert.
Violinist Emily Sun and pianist Jennifer Hughes present an attractive programme including Beethoven, Poulenc, Strauss and Saint-Saëns. To end the season clarinettist James Meldrum and pianist Maciej Kassak play an eclectic range of works by Gershwin, Piazzolla, Debussy and Poulenc.