Sunday 29 January: 3pm
Tickets: £18, £9 (students), FREE (school children)
Please note: seating for this event is unreserved
A very welcome return to Hexham for the much-loved violinist, Bradley Creswick, who performs with his regular musical partner, Margaret Fingerhut. Now Leader Emeritus of the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Bradley is a firm favourite of local audiences, bringing a unique energy, warmth and animation to his performances. Margaret has a distinguished international career as a soloist and chamber musician, with many award-winning recordings to her name.
Their programme includes Dvořák’s exquisite Romance, and Elgar’s noble and tender sonata, written towards the end of the composer’s career. The Beethoven sonata is an early, joyful and sunny piece, of which one critic wrote, ‘Few works remind us more bracingly that when Beethoven said that he lived for music, he meant it’. Bartók’s popular Romanian Dances were inspired by dance tunes the composer collected in Transylvania in 1908.
Beethoven - Violin Sonata no. 8 in G major, op. 30, no. 3.
Dvořák - Romance in F minor, op. 11
Bartók - Romanian Dances, Sz. 56
Elgar - Violin Sonata in E minor, op. 82
"Bradley has become a regional treasure." Thorben Dittes, Sage Gateshead
"Margaret Fingerhut is) One of the most radiantly musical of pianists." International Piano
This performance will be sold to full capacity. Our staff will be wearing face coverings and we strongly encourage all visitors to do the same (unless exempt). For further information on the safety measures in place at Queen’s Hall, click here.