Monday, 1 August 2011

Budleigh Festival: The Honeymead Quartet

Returning after the April concert series, which ended at Exeter Cathedral on 16 April this year, the Honeymead Ensemble gave a special concert at the Budleigh Festival on Monday 25 July.

Still lacking one player - as the result of a family bereavement just before the April tour - the group played their alternate repertoire of quartets and quintets.

Schuberts's Quartettsatz in C minor was followed by Glazunov's Quintet in A. In the second half we enjoyed more Schubert - Quintet in C.

The appearance of conductor Robert Max, playing the 'cello with extraordinary gusto, complemented the superb playing of all the instrumentalists.

An intensely engaging concert of music, visually and acoustically stunning. Yet another example of the amazing talent that is engaged for the Budleigh Festival.

Thank you to all concerned!

First Violin Tamsin Waley-Cohen

Viola Sarah-Jane Bradley

Second Violin Sophie Jane Lockett
Cello Ollie Coates

Cello Robert Max

Big applause - modestly received

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