World-famous quartet in town

Allegri Quartet
Allegri Quartet

THE world-famous Allegri String Quartet will be performing in the Wheeldon Hall at Highfields School, Lumsdale, Matlock, on Friday, February 18.

Established in 1953, the Allegri Quartet is Britain’s oldest and longest surviving chamber ensemble, sustained over six decades by successive generations of the finest international performers.

Their substantial recording history includes many acclaimed discs, several of which have been first choice on Radio 3’s Building a Library. They have given over 60 world premieres and play a key role in training the next generation of chamber musicians.

Their concert programme will include major string quartets by Haydn – Opus 20, no.2, Shostakovich – Opus 73, no.3 in F major, and Beethoven – Opus 59, no.2 in C (“Razumovsky”).

Tickets may be available at the door, but advance tickets are available from Pen 2 Paper, Crown Square, Matlock, and online at www.wegottickets.com. Tickets are £12, under 18s, students and registered jobseekers pay half-price. All seats are unreserved. The concert starts at 7.30pm. There is ample parking at the school. Further information is available from Anne Oldfield on 01629 733296 or from the website www.matlockmusic.org.uk.