For just over 40 years, the Allegri String Quartet, Britain’s longest running chamber music ensemble (founded in 1953) has been playing each summer to delighted audiences at St. Myllin’s Church, Llanfyllin. Those first concerts held by the original quartet developed into the beating heart of what is now the annual Llanfyllin Music Festival, or Gŵyl Gerdd Llanfyllin, as it is known locally.
Over the years, the Festival has expanded to include performances by other musicians and artists of international calibre. In recent years, as part of the Festival, the Allegri has been involved in educational outreach work to Music Masterclasses and Concerts for young musicians within the county.
2018 concert dates and programme
The Festival starts a week earlier this year: concerts will be on the middle two weekends of July, in St Myllin’s Church.
The programme is as follows:
Friday 13 July
Wolf Italian Serenade
Debussy String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
Dvorak String Quartet No.12 in F major “American”
Sunday 15 July
Purcell Chacony in G minor
Britten String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 25
Elgar String Quartet in E minor, Op. 83
Friday 20 July
Schubert String Trio D581
Mozart String Quartet in A Major, K. 464, “Drum”
Beethoven String Quartet No. 12 in E flat major, Op. 127
Sunday 22 July
Bach Fugue from The Art of fugue
Mozart String Quintet No. 4 in G minor, K. 516
Brahms String Quintet No. 1 in F major, Op. 88
Tickets: book Early Bird tickets for price savings For the 4th year running, ticket prices are unchanged. Early Bird tickets, available until the 15th May, are £15. The price after that date will be £19, (concessions £17) so be sure to book in time to benefit from the reduction. Early Bird tickets only available by post or online – see the Festival website www.llanfyllinfestival.org.uk for details
From May, tickets also available from the Spar, Llanfyllin and Greatorex, Llanrhaeadr
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