The Carducci Quartet joins forces with Benedict Nelson at Cheltenham Music Festival next week


Next week, the Carducci Quartet begins its curated weekend at Syde Manor, UK as part of the Cheltenham Music Festival. Under the title “A Voyage To The New World”, the Quartet and guest artists Benedict Nelson, Julian Bliss, and Kathryn Stott, explore music by composers from both sides of the Atlantic and by those who were influenced by their travels from Europe to America.

On Saturday, 29 June, the Carducci Quartet team up with British pianist Kathryn Stott for a concert including string quartets by Britten and Dvořák and piano works by Ravel at 16:00.

The second of the two concerts, at 19:30, will feature fellow CLB Artist, Baritone Benedict Nelson, who will join the Carducci Quartet for Barber’s Dover Beach before rounding off the concert with works from the American songbook.

Tickets to hear the two performances are available here!

On Sunday, 30 June, the Quartet return for a further two concerts. The first, at 11:00, with Julian Bliss features works by Gershwin, Copland, and Poulenc before the Carducci Quartet tackles Reich’s minimalist gem, Different Trains.

To round off the weekend, at 15:00, the Quartet perform string quartets by American composers, Glass and Barber, as well as David Bruce’s Gumboots with Julian Bliss.

Tickets for the two concerts on Sunday are available here!

Throughout the weekend, the musicians will be joined by BBC Radio 3 broadcaster and presenter Katy Hamilton, who will provide pre-concert talks, giving exciting insights into each programme. This will certainly be an unmissable event!

Carducci Quartet

Carducci Quartet

Benedict Nelson

Benedict Nelson