The first performance of
Ian Venables' new clarinet quintet,
heard by RODERIC DUNNETT
Birmingham, with its Symphony Hall and Town Hall, may be a prime outlet for musical events. But what is less well known is that south of the city are a cluster of chamber music and concert clubs that regularly entice major performers, young and more established, to their doors; and which, even more to the point, are prepared to commission and put on new works.
At Cheltenham there is the Pittville Pump Room series, which saw violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen perform with pianist Huw Watkins on Wednesday 16 April 2014 (the Cataleya Quartet also performs Rossini, Zemlinsky and Poulenc at lunchtime (1.05pm) at the nearby Town Hall on 22 April); and on the edge of the Malvern Hills, the Malvern Concert Club, which on Thursday 1 May will see the Aronowitz Enesemble, including former BBC Young Musician winner Guy Johnston as one of its two cellists, play the Schubert and Bruckner String Quintets at the Malvern Theatres.
Closer to Birmingham are the impressively active Bromsgrove Concerts and Droitwich Concert Club...
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