Kleio Quartet in Braintree

Saturday 23 March, 3.00pm

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Kleio Quartet

Image © Matthew Johnson.

Venue: Braintree Town Hall.

Join us for a relaxed afternoon recital with the dynamic Kleio Quartet, in Braintree Town Hall. Thaxted Festival is delighted to bring younger professional musicians to a wider audience, under our Developing Artists Programme.

Kleio Quartet will play two popular and accessible string quartets: Haydn’s String Quartet in D major, Op 76 No 5 and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E minor, Op 44 No 2. And we’re promised some surprise extras at the end of the programme!

A prize-winning ensemble formed in 2019, Kleio Quartet have performed in major international venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Festival Hall, and have held a residency at Snape Malting’s Britten-Pears Festival in Aldeburgh. They have performed internationally in Denmark and Germany, and hold current residencies in the Netherlands and France. For more details of the Quartet, see https://www.kleioquartet.com.

They are described by leading violinist Alina Ibragimova as: ‘A wonderfully dedicated group of musicians who bring assuredness and freshness to everything they play.’

We are delighted to offer tickets for this event at just £12 each, and £8 for those aged 30 and under.

Venue: Braintree Town Hall, Market Place, Braintree CM7 3YG. (Victoria Square multi-storey car parking adjacent: CM7 3HL.)

Thaxted Festival is grateful for support from Essex County Council’s Arts and Cultural Fund for our Developing Artists Programme.

Tickets: £12
Special price for those aged 30 and under: £8.

Kleio Quartet

Image © Matthew Johnson

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