Venue switch for Arts Guild concert

badke quartet
badke quartet

Linlithgow Arts Guild will present a concert performance by the highly acclaimed Badke String Quartet at 7.30pm on Saturday, March 17, in Burgh Halls.

This is the first time that the Arts Guild has presented a concert in the Burgh Halls and all are welcome for this event which will benefit from the acoustics of the North Hall.

The Badke Quartet is widely recognised as one of Britain’s finest string quartets. Winners of the first prize and audience prize at the fifth Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in 2007, the Quartet has received widespread acclaim for its energetic and vibrant performances.

The Quartet play on a fine set of instruments. Lana Trotovsek performs on a Nicolaus Bergonzi violin dating from 1786, on loan from Florian Leonhard Fine Violins; Emma Parker plays on a Nicolò Amati violin from 1672, on loan from a private donor; Jon Thorne plays a Marino Capicchioni viola and Jonathan Byers is performing on a fine Italian cello from about 1730.

The concert includes a baroque “Pavanne” by Thomas Tomkins followed by a recent piece based on the same music by Master of the Queen’s Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. There are also quartets by Mozart and Mendelssohn.

No strangers to the airwaves, the Badke Quartet has broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, Lyric FM (Ireland), ABC Classic FM (Australia) and for the European Broadcasting Union.

Tickets, priced £9 (concessions £8, students £4, free to Arts Guild members) are available from Linlithgow Burgh Halls 01506 282720, Linlithgow Book Shop, Linlithgow Gazette Office, 114 High Street, Peterkin & Kidd, 8 High Street, Linlithgow or Inkspot and Silverleaf Booksellers, 76 South Street, Bo’ness 01506 204450. They can also be booked online at www.linlithgowartsguild.co.uk or purchased at the door shortly before each performance, subject to availability.

Further information is available from Tom Packe, chairman, Linlithgow Arts Guild, tel. 01506 844247