Thursday 5th May at 7.30pm in Inverness Town House

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DIVERTIMENTI

ENSEMBLE

Ralph de Souza and Rachel Isserlis (violins), Matthew Jones (viola),

Sebastian Comberti and Jane Salmon (cellos)

Divertimenti have become widely acclaimed as one of the most exciting and innovative British chamber groups of its generation.  All five are top ranking players with a wealth of worldwide concert experience between them, as soloists and orchestral principals as well as chamber music players. Long-standing friends, they share an evergreen love of music making, and a passion for the rich sonorities of the string ensemble repertoire.

Touring throughout the UK and Ireland, Divertimenti have appeared for music societies and major festivals such as Aldeburgh, Bath, King’s Lynn and Lichfield. They have also given concerts in National Trust and other stately homes as well as in Italy, France, Germany and Greece.

Divertimenti's programme for Springfest '22 opens with the String Quintet in C major, G.324, by Luigi Boccherini and inspired by his reflections on his time in Madrid.  Composer and violist Sally Beamish was commissioned to write her piece Divertimenti in which the music arches across the symetry of the instruments.  The first half ends with the Quintet in F minor, written in 1837 by the Danish composer Niels Gade.  After the interval there is but one work, widely regarded as one of the finest pieces of chamber music ever composed, the String Quintet in C major, D.956 by Franz Schubert.

Doors to Inverness Town House will open at 7.00pm

Admission costs £16 (musicinverness members £13), Under 16s FREE.  Payment by cash or card.

Tickets may be pre-booked by emailing jamesdmunro@btinternet.com