Thursday 12 March 2015

7.45 pm
in the Lindsey Suite, University of Hull

preceded by re-arranged talk at 6.30 (see below)

Photo of artist
Photo: Nigel Luckhurst

Berkeley Ensemble
Violin, viola, cello, double bass,
clarinet, bassoon, horn, piano

Michael Berkeley Clarion Call and Gallop
Schubert Quintet in A major D 667 (Trout)
Beethoven Septet in E flat major op 20

The Berkeley Ensemble presents two of the most famous chamber works of the First Viennese School together in one concert. Schubert’s ever popular Trout Quintet and Beethoven’s Septet both broke new ground in their unusual scoring, whilst Michael Berkeley follows Beethoven’s instrumental plan in his recent Clarion Call and Gallop, written for the Berkeley Ensemble in 2013.

The refined playing had an impressive sense of style
Leicester Mercury

A delight … warmly communicative and commendably polished readings
Classical Ear


We are very sorry to say that, for unavoidable reasons, Michael Berkeley is no longer able to give the advertised pre concert talk. However, we are delighted that members of the Berkeley Ensemble will instead give a talk on their group, from its formation and founding aims to some personal thoughts on the evening’s concert in Staff House at 6.30pm.