Sussex Concerts

Concert Details

Title: An evening with the Herschel Quartet
Performed by: Herschel Quartet
Time: Saturday, 13 July 2013, at 7:15pm
Description: The Herstmonceux Observatory is proud to present another evening of classical music and astronomy! Come and enjoy the fabulous atmosphere as The Herschel Quartet play some beautiful classical music in one of the historic telescope domes. A buffet with complimentary glass of wine, will be served during the interval and weather permitting, viewing will take place through the historic telescopes following the concert.

The Herschel Quartet is made up of Nicola Bates (vln), Sophie Jesson (vln), Conall Gleeson (vla) and Siriol Hugh-Jones (cello).

The programme for the evening will include
Beethoven's Quartet No.4 in C minor (Opus 18), Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 6, Haydn's String Quartet in D, Opus 64 No. 5 ("The Lark") and Beethoven's "Cavatina" from Opus 130.

This will be a tremendous mix of science and the arts. William Herschel was a German born British astronomer and composer. He composed 24 symphonies and his most famous astronomical discovery using a telescope was Uranus. He also discovered two of the moons of Uranus, Titania and Oberon, two moons of Saturn and infrared radiation. During his career he constructed over 400 telescopes! Following the huge success of the 2012 concert, the quartet renamed itself the Herschel Quartet.
Tickets: £30 per person, available from Herstmonceux Observatory
Contact: Sandra Voss

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