Music in the Round

Tears, Joy & Passion

Ensemble 360

BRITTEN Lachrymae: Reflections on a Song of John Dowland Op.48 – for viola and piano
J C BACH Quartet for Oboe and Strings in B flat
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Quintet in C minor
For violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano

In the 450th anniversary year of the birth of John Dowland , Ensemble 360 performs Britten ’s atmospheric and suspenseful Lachrymae, meaning Tears, based on a song by the great Renaissance composer.

Johann Christian Bach was the youngest son of Johann Sebastian . His reputation in Milan as a composer of Italian opera led to an invitation to London, where he enjoyed royal patronage and huge public success. His jovial Oboe Quartet was originally written as a string quartet for a set commission by French publishers Sieber.

Vaughan Williams ’s expressive and passionate Quintet in C minor, originally withdrawn but re-instated by his widow Ursula after the composer’s death, opens with a grand, sweeping statement reminiscent of Brahms.

Thu 16 May 12:45pm £5.00 - £10.00


Located within the Crucible building, the Studio Theatre has a flexible design allowing the seating to be adjusted to play on one, two or three sides or in the round. Seating in the Studio is unreserved.
The Studio hosts a mix of small-scale in-house and touring productions, as well as hosting the acclaimed Ensemble 360's tri-annual Music in the Round Festival.

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