Autumn 2018 Newsletter by Bloomsbury Quartet

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Hello and welcome to our very first newsletter!

First of all, we want to say a big thank you for all your support throughout Summer 2018 around London and the South-East. It was wonderful playing for and meeting all of you!

Now that we've fully entered into Autumn, with all the leaves falling and the wind picking up, we've got some news that we want to share with you!

So, without further ado...

Upcoming Events

MusicFor: An Autumn Evening

Thursday, October 11, 2018
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Holy Trinity Church, Stroud Green

We’re delighted to be returning to Stroud Green, playing our summer 2018 staples Beethoven "Serioso" No.11 Op.95 and Britten No.2, as well as our newfound gem Schubert Quartettsatz D.703. Seats can be reserved on the "pay-what-you-want" scheme and there'll even be a refreshments bar - what a steal! Click HERE to reserve your seat.

Evening Soiree- Dumbleton Hall Hotel

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
7.00pm arrival
7.30pm recital

In November we’re heading off to the beautiful Cotswolds with a programme of Britten and Schubert, now paired with the incredible with Smetana Quartet No.1  "From My Life". It's looking to be a wonderful evening of music and gastronomy - you could even spend the night in the stunning 19th Century stone manor house! A luxurious mid-week treat - to join us, email the hotel at conferenceadmin@pofr.co.uk

There will be more Bloomsbury Quartet action to come in the New Year, and we're buzzing with all our performance project ideas for 2019, which we're developing with our mentor Clare Norburn, director of Stroud Green Festival. All will be revealed in due course so WATCH THIS SPACE!

For more details of our Autumn 2018 events and to book tickets, visit the Events page of our website.

We are Fellows!

We're overjoyed to be the Wigmore Hall/Open Academy Fellowship Ensemble of 2018-19 - celebrating the partnership between the Wigmore Hall Learning programme, and Open Academy.

Since our fellowship commenced in September 2018, we've helped people discover the aesthetics and acoustics of Wigmore Hall on its Open House Day (22 Sep), and performed in two For Crying Out Loud! concerts (28 Sep) specially designed for babies and their parents/carers.

Our next fellowship project is the sold-out Chamber Tots workshops on Sat 17 November - these enable music-making for children aged 1 to 5 with their parents/carers. We will be delivering more Chamber Tots workshops in 2019, under various themes, but we're kicking off with a bang as our theme this time is "Into Space" - which promises to be very thrilling indeed!

Finally, we have Twitter and Instagram at long last!
Now we can overshare our thoughts and have our candid moments (of which there are many!) caught on camera.
Click the black circular icons at the top-right of this page to explore our social media accounts for events, photos, videos and more!

Now, back to preparing for our concert on Thursday...

Thanks for reading, we'd love to hear from you via email or social media, and if there's anyone who you think would like to receive this newsletter, send them our way!

Until next time!

Love from the Bloomsbury Quartet x

Quick-Fire Questions for Stroud Green! by Bloomsbury Quartet

HELLO & WELCOME TO OUR BLOG! =D

We wanted to create a place where you can get to know us better, so here it is!

To kick things off, here are some quick-fire questions we answered for Stroud Green Festival, leading up to our performance on 7 June:

1) How did you meet?
"Eva & Felicity met at the Royal Academy of Music's chamber music speed dating session. They brought us all together and the rest is history!"

2) Tell us one quirky or unusual thing about your group:
"Our guilty pleasure & inspiration is Beyonce & Destiny's Child - most rehearsals include at least a line of a song, e.g. whenever anyone has a "Question?" (From the song "Independent Women" which is an inspirational feminist anthem for us!)"

3) What is your dream concert? 
"To travel around the world and see where the music takes us - from beaches to bandstands!"

Let us know what you'd like to read about in future posts!

Until next time,

Bloomsbury Quartet x