The Intimate Engagements series presents chamber music concerts featuring prominent musicians combining recitals with informal presentations. The intimacy of the College hall, coupled with the recently installed state of the art versatile acoustic system create an ideal setting for such musical encounters, in which musicians share their thoughts and ideas about the programme they perform.
This year’s series opens with the renowned Carducci Quartet in a programme by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Dvořák, exploring the composers’ experimental and innovative approach at the mature stage of their careers. Baritone Gareth Brynmor John and pianist William Vann take us into an enchanted journey following a child’s imagination with a collection of fairy tales and adventure songs. Pianist Paul Roberts returns with a programme of music with a tale to tell by Debussy and Liszt. And soprano Julia Doyle and Matthew Wadsworth on the lute and theorbo present some of 17th century London and Venice’s evocative and colourful gems of music and poetry.
We look forward to sharing the experience with you.
David Ibbetson - President
Abigail Dolan - Artistic Director
Learn more about Intimate Engagements for 2018-19