Programmes & Events - DETAILS


The Astaria String Quartet
Morning Masterclasses - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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With members of the Astaria String Quartet in Claines Church MORE


Astaria String Quartet Concert - 7:30 pm

'Includes our cycle of Dvořáks Cypresses'

Stained Glass Window in St. Oswald's Chapel

Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904) - 'Cypresses' for String Quartet

Dvořáks own arrangements from Twelve Love Songs for Voice and Piano set to poems by the poet Gustav Pfleger-Moravsky.
  • Having reached the last  concert in our cycle of performing these original arrangements for string quartet, we will be playing Nos. 9 - 12 for the 2016 Festival

Zoln Kodály (1882 - 1967) - String Quartet No. 2 Op. 10

i. Allegro
ii.Andante. Quasi recit
iii. Allegro Giocoso

Josef Suk (1874 - 1935) - 'Meditation' for String Quartet Op. 35

i. Adagio, ma con moto

Matthew Kelley (b. ) - 

Commissioned by the 2016 Chamber Music @ Worcester Festival MORE

Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904) - String Quartet in F Op. 96 'American'

i. Allegro ma non troppo
ii. Lento
iii. Molto vivace
iv. Vivace, ma non troppo


Astaria String Quartet Family Concert with Young Performers - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A concert featuring the Astaria String Quartet as well as selected students from our Morning Masterclasses

with Vianne Furey - Narrator

''Hello, thank you so much for a fantastic 
concert today - it was great to be able to bring my daughter to a live concert. Really good programme and delivery by both reader and players - loved the hats! The violin players played for my daughter Maya to sing with them after the concert and you made her day (and mine and my Mum's!) - she was utterly thrilled!''


Gemma Smith telling our Musical Stories

Map of Treasure Island

Our musical story this year will feature 'Treasure Island' or plucky Jim and the man with the wooden leg! Listen to music from Pirates of the Caribean or the mysterious melodies of Scheherazade as Jim tries to evade the pirates and find the stolen treasure!' - a delightful afternoon of magic and suspense for kids age 7 to 70!


Astaria String Quartet Concert - 6:00 pm

with Neil Aston - Clarinet

Stained Glass Window in St. Oswald's Chapel

Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809) - String Quartet Op. 76 No.4 'Sunrise'

i. Allegro con spirito
ii. Adagio
iii. MENUET - Allegro
iv. FINALE - Allegro ma non troppo

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847) - String Quartet in A minor Op. 13

i. Adagio - Allegro vivace
ii. Adagio non lento
iii. INTERMEZO - Allegro con moto - Allegro di molto
iv. Presto

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897- Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op. 115

i. Allegro
ii. Adagio - Piu Lento
iii. Andantino
iv. con moto