ONE of the great wonders of civilisation is how a group of bright, talented, skilled musicians meet, develop their talents and make music to move the emotions of millions of people.
In the genre of classical music Saddleworth Concerts Society has successfully picked out musicians at a relatively early stage of their careers before they become world renowned.
Society members only need remember the visits of the Lindsey and Danel Quartets to the Millgate Arts Centre, Delph on various occasions before they became international stars.
And so it is with great anticipation they are preparing to welcome back the Castalian Quartet to Millgate Arts Centre, Delph on Wednesday, February 19 at 7.30pm.
Since its formation in 2011, the group has developed with changes in the members to become recognised as one of the best up and coming group of classical musicians today.
In November 2019, the ‘fab four’ received the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artists’ Award for 2019.
This accolade recognised a solo performing artist or chamber ensemble, relatively new to the profession, who has shown remarkable promise and a strong impression in the UK.”
Asked about life on the international stage the Quartet say: “Life can be difficult for a string quartet but we don’t think about it.
“We just keep our heads down and work together to make it work and sometimes things fall into place.”
The Quartet will be playing Schumann: String Quartet No.2 in F, Op.41 No.2, Janáček: String Quartet No. 1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’ and the Brahms: String Quartet No.3 in B flat, Op.67.
To see one of the ‘musical wonders of our age’ book online at Saddleworth Concerts Society www.millgateartscentre.co.uk
Single tickets are £15, children and music students £4 each.
Book also by calling Geoff Roberts on 01457 875917. Or make a cheque payable to Saddleworth Concerts Society and send it to Bernadette Montgomery, treasurer, SCS, 1 Hollin Crescent, Greenfield, OL3 7LW.
Or take a chance and buy a ticket at the theatre on the concert evening.
SCS has been promoting high quality concerts for more than 44 years. If you are a music lover and would like to hear and see some of the best and in many cases world class instrumentalists why not look at the rest of the SCS season.
To become involved in the Society call Roger Hinchliffe on 07884 121010.