A STRING quartet who had to cancel their St Paul’s Hall concert because of bad weather will play at the venue on Monday.
The Coull Quartet had been scheduled to appear at the venue in January but the snow forced them to postpone.
But on Monday the quartet, founded at the Royal Academy of Music, will take to the stage at St Paul’s Hall as part of the Huddersfield Music Society’s concerts series.
It’s the first time Roger Coull and Philip Gallaway, both on the violin, Gustav Clarkson on the viola and Nicholas Roberts on the cello, have performed in the town.
Their performance will include Mozart Quartet in D minor K 421, Ravel String Quartet and Mendelssohn Quartet no 4 in E minor Op 44 no 2.
Verity Cridland from Huddersfield Music Society said: “We are, of course, delighted that the Coull Quartet has been able to rearrange the concert which was cancelled because of the dangerous travelling conditions on January 11.
“We are delighted to have this distinguished quartet to play for us and are looking forward to the Ravel in particular as it is less well known than other pieces.”
Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Warwick since 1977, the Coull Quartet has performed and broadcast extensively throughout the UK, the USA and Western Europe and has also toured China, India, the Far East, South America and Australia.
In the UK the quartet has appeared at most of the major music societies and festivals.
They currently record for Somm Records and their recent disc of quartets by Maw and Britten has received universal acclaim.
Their latest release is a CD of music by Alan Ridout for narrator and strings with Richard Baker.
Their recording of the String Quartet and the Piano Quintet (with Martin Roscoe) by Sibelius will soon be released.
The Huddersfield Music Society organises a series of seven concerts or recitals which are held in St Paul’s Hall – a venue liked by many for its acoustic and the friendliness, enthusiasm and knowledge of its audiences.
The society’s series of concerts will include the Fujita Piano Trio (March 22), playing among other things the Gypsy Rondo by Hadyn. On April 19, Florilegium, one of Britain’s most outstanding period instrument ensembles, will be playing a programme entitled Music for the Sun King – French music as performed at Versailles with music by Rameau and Couperin among others.
Tickets for all concerts are available at the door or by calling the treasurer, Michael Lord, on 01484 310104.