19th – 21st May 2017
St Eanswythe’s Church, Folkestone
At this year’s 10th Sacconi Festival we celebrate some of our favourite chamber music repertoire, including Schubert’s Death and the Maiden, the Mendelssohn Octet and Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A major.
The extraordinary pianist Alasdair Beatson returns once again to the Festival to perform with the Sacconis in Beethoven’s Archduke Trio and Schubert’s ‘Trout’ Quintet. The wonderful Wihan Quartet from the Czech Republic will also be joining the Sacconis on stage for an all-Octet concert including Enescu’s thrilling masterpiece.
The Sacconis will also be marking the 80th birthday of composer Philip Glass with a performance of his second Quartet. Plus Dutch harpist Lavinia Meijer, who has worked closely with Glass, will be performing several of his pieces, including the music to the film ’The Hours’ arranged for harp and strings.