It is with much sadness that we have taken the decision to postpone our literature festival. Given current conditions and advice, we want to ensure that all our audiences, authors, volunteers and staff remain as healthy as possible and we feel it is our duty and responsibility to protect others by not proceeding with our events at this time.

We are currently investigating options for rescheduling events and ask that you bear with us in the meantime whilst we talk with different venues and authors. We are also in talks with our box office - run externally - and appreciate your patience whilst we finalise information for those who have purchased tickets for events due to take place at the end of March. We will keep you informed as soon as we have further information.

Thank you all for your continued support - as a charity we rely so much on income from our audiences and sponsors to keep running and hope that, however uncertain the future is at present, we can continue to bring high-quality, inspiring multi-arts experiences to the Midlands.

(Last Updated: 17th March)

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01543 306 150

The Carduccis & Matthew Hunt


Wed 11 Jul 2018 11:30 am


Swinfen Hall Hotel (duplicate)
Event Code: 11B
Price: £18

Artist in Residence Series

The Carducci Quartet and
Matthew Hunt

Howells – Rhapsodic Quintet
Bartok – String Quartet no. 2
Mozart – Clarinet Quintet

Matthew Hunt makes the first of his residency appearances, as he joins the Carducci Quartet for Howells’ eloquent Rhapsodic Quintet and Mozart’s sublime Quintet in A major, one of the composer’s most admired works. In between, the Carduccis will play the second of Bartok’s six string quartets. For health reasons, Bartók avoided army service during WWI; he spent that difficult period collecting folk fragments, the influences of which are clear in the writing of this work, which premiered in 1918.

Running Time: 120 mins (approx.)

Post-concert lunch £25 for 2-course; £30 for 3 courses. Please book direct with Swinfen Hall on 01543 481494

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