Free entry to chamber concerts for 8-25s with CAVATINA

Now, thanks to CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust, we are excited to be able to offer free tickets for 8-25 year olds to selected classical chamber concerts over the coming months.

Claiming your CAVATINA ticket is really simple – just come to the box office and ask them for a CAVATINA ticket to one of the participating concerts. There’s no catch, all you will be asked for is your name, date of birth, your email address (so you can find out about other CAVATINA concerts), and how you found out about the scheme.

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Read on to find out which concerts are part of the scheme…

RAM Lunchtime Concert: The Deco Ensemble
Tuesday 18 March, 1.05pm in The Lantern

Back by popular demand, Colston Hall and the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) present a series of concerts each Tuesday lunchtime, given by top students from the prestigious London school.

Today’s performance features The Deco Ensemble. Deco Ensemble’s eclectic repertoire is exuberant and glamorous, rich in poignant harmonies, bold rhythms and lavish ornamentations. Inspired by the Art Deco movement, the ensemble performs eclectic music from all around the world which combines traditional influences with contemporary elements.

This afternoon’s programme will include pieces by Astor Piazzolla, Frederic Devreese and Gustavo Beytelmann.

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YCAT Lunchtime Concert: Bartosz Woroch and Robert Thompson
Friday 28 March, 1.05pm in The Lantern

Violin Bartosz Woroch
Piano Robert Thompson

Poulenc Sonata for violin and piano, Op. 119
R. Strauss Sonata for violin and piano Op.18

This year, we introduced a new series of lunchtime concerts from YCAT (the Young Classical Artists Trust) featuring some of this country’s most exceptional young musicians.

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Stephen Johnson Insight and English Piano Trio: Shostakovich
Tuesday 6 May, 7.30pm in The Lantern

Stephen Johnson Insight
Shostakovich Sonata for cello and piano Op. 40
Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2 Op. 67

To accompany the final concert in our Symphony Project (Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Wed 14 May), Radio 3’s Stephen Johnson delves into the music of Shostakovich, and the English Piano Trio plays two of his chamber works.

Haunted and haunting, Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 enshrines a private valediction and a public outrage at the discoveries as Nazi concentration camps yielded their appalling secrets – horrors undreamt of when, in 1934, against the backdrop of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, he composed the long-limbed Cello Sonata that precedes it.

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