WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2019, 18.30
St Mary’s Church, Edward Road Dorchester, DT1 2HL
“‘…the Carducci players displayed a deep and almost familial sense of unity in everything they played… full of life and vitality…extravagantly beautiful…’
The Washington Post
A return visit of a leading international ensemble who have given us memorable concerts on several previous occasions. Tonight they offer us two of the greatest masterpieces of the classical repertoire flanking an early work of a 20th Century master.
- Beethoven: Quartet in F Minor Op. 95
- Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2 in A Major Op. 69
- Dvorak: Quartet in F Op. 96 ‘The American’
- Matthew Denton (violin)
- Michelle Fleming (violin)
- Eoin Schmidt-Martin (viola)
- Emma Denton (cello)
About the Dorset County Museum Music Society
Six fine professional chamber concerts given in St Mary’s Church and the United Church Dorchester. These temporary venues are necessitated by the closure of the Dorset County Museum building and its wonderful Victorian Hall, the home of the DCMMS for 44 years, during the extensive and hugely exciting building works – Tomorrow’s Museum for Dorset – funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund. We look forward to our return to the Museum for the start of the 2020/2021 season.
Tickets for single concerts are £15 and may be obtained from:
- Dorchester Arts Box Office – 01305 266926 | www.dorchesterarts.org.uk
The Box Office at Dorchester Corn Exchange is open for face-to-face and telephone bookings Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. Payment is required when booking. At all other times please leave your name, telephone number and ticket requirements and you will be called back. You can also email your booking request to: firstname.lastname@example.org, including the same details. Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.
- Tourist Information Centre: 01305 267992 | www.visit-dorset.com
Tickets are available from Dorchester Library and Learning Centre, South Walks House, Charles Street, Dorchester DT1 1EE. See web site for opening times.
We are grateful to the authorities at St Mary’s Church for permission to use this fine venue, home to so many of Dorchester’s principal concerts, for this season. Our home for the first forty four years of our history was, of course, the wonderful Victorian Hall at the Dorset County Museum. As you will know, the museum is currently undergoing extensive and hugely exciting building works, substantially funded thorough the Heritage Lottery Fund. When it reopens as ‘Tomorrow’s Museum for Dorset’ the Victorian Hall, commented on so favourably by all artists performing for us, will remain unchanged but the rest of the building will provide a more flexible and welcoming venue for our activities. Plans are already in hand to celebrate this ‘glorious return’ with an outstanding series of concerts.