Newcastle International Chamber Music Series | Sacconi Quartet with Emma Abbate
Vibrant. Expressive. Thoughtful.
Who’s on stage?
Tha Sacconi Quartet, named after the luthier who made three of their beautiful instruments, and pianist Emma Abbate.
What they’re playing
three great pieces for piano quintet and string quartet – two violins, viola, cello and piano – by Dmitri Shostakovich, Caroline Shaw and Antonin Dvořák.
Need to know
Price: £7.50 – £23.00
Running time: 2 hours including a 20 minute interval.
Discounts: save if you’re in full time education, accompanying a child or assisting a disabled ticket holder.
Age: Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
What you'll hear
Dmitri Shostakovich Piano Quintet
Caroline Shaw Entr’acte
Antonin Dvořák Piano Quintet No.2 in A
Who's playing it
The Sacconi Quartet
Emma Abbate piano
What's happening in the music
This evening is bookended by two contrasting works which are among the greatest and most popular piano quintets, one by Dmitri Shostakovich and one by Antonin Dvořák.
American composer Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte is a beautiful, subtle and enigmatic single movement, first heard at The Glasshouse in its string orchestra version played by Royal Northern Sinfonia.