Bliss at 130: Concert in Cheltenham
An introductory talk by Andrew Burn (Chairman of the Bliss Trust) on the friendship between Arthur Bliss and Gerald Finzi, followed at 3 pm by a recital including:
Oboe Quintet (Bliss), Interlude for Oboe & String Quartet (Finzi) and Clarinet Quintet (Bliss)
Daniel Bates (oboe), Katherine Spencer (clarinet) and the Eusebius String Quartet
The artists performing have garnered excellent reviews for their recording of Bliss’s Oboe and Clarinet Quintets, released in April, with BBC Music Magazine enthusing ‘Bates is an accomplished soloist; there is rapport between him and his collaborators in the Oboe Quintet. Clarinettist Katherine Spencer brings poise and poignancy to the Clarinet Quintet.’ Daniel Bates is principal oboe of the Irish Chamber Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Apart from being one of the clarinets of the OAE, Katherine Spencer is a former BBC New Generation Artist and is heard regularly on Radio 3. Praised in The Sunday Times, for their excellence, ‘clarity and unity of thought’, the Eusebius String Quartet was founded in 2016, frequently performs on Radio 3, and is rapidly gaining an international reputation with concerts in Europe and the USA.
TICKETS £20 (£10 if in full-time education), available on the door (or phone 01242 603318) include refreshments served after the Recital
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