Ashburton Chamber Music Festival: Concert 3

Saturday 27 July 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

St Andrew's Parish Church

Chamber Music Festival 2019

Continuing a theme of some of Bach’s greatest works, this concert begins with his soulful and stunning Partita for solo flute. The early 20th Century composer Arthur Foote’s dark “Night Music” for flute and string quartet follows. We then have a world premiere by Devon’s own transplanted American Tom Vignieri for string quartet and improvised saxophone and written exclusively for this concert. The festival concludes with Bartok’s irrepressible fourth string quartet, a masterpiece of the 20th Century which turns on a dime between angry and angular to mysterious alien night music; silly plucked waltzes to manic scurrying scherzos and a last movement that is like a troupe of local gypsies crashing in your door and dancing uproariously on one’s carefully set dining room table!
Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita for solo flute in A Minor, BWV 1013
Arthur Foote: “A Night Piece” for flute and string quartet
Tom Vignieri: “Walk With Me” for string quartet and tenor saxophone
World Premiere: specially commissioned for this concert 
Bela Bartok: String Quartet No. 4