New Welwyn Garden Concert Club programme announced for 2014-2015 season

PUBLISHED: 11:26 21 September 2014 | UPDATED: 11:26 21 September 2014

The 2014-2015 Welwyn Garden Concert Club season kicks off next month with another exciting programme at the Hawthorne Theatre.

Once again the club is bringing to the Hawthorne Theatre, in Welwyn Garden City, artists who are regularly performing at leading venues and festivals throughout the world.

The season starts with the first of two string quartets, the Skampa Quartet, on Saturday, October 4.

The ever-popular Wihan Quartet also make a welcome return visit on February 21.

Both of these wonderful Czech quartets will be treating audiences to major works from their own country’s heritage.

The Skampa will perform Janacek’s String Quartet No.1 alongside Beethoven and Brahms, and the Wihan will give us Smetena’s String Quartet No.1 ‘From My Life’ alongside Mozart and Beethoven.

Looking ahead to the other scheduled concerts, the club’s Helen Shabetai said: “We have an interesting programme from the young pianist Richard Uttley, who is beginning to make quite a name for himself, and a recital by the prize-winning Busch Ensemble, a piano trio, very much rising-stars, who will just have returned from a tour of China.”

For the final two performances of the new season, a couple of larger ensembles – the London Concertante and Chaconne Brass – return to Welwyn Garden City.

Both ensembles have previously given memorable recitals for chamber music lovers at Campus West.

* Season tickets cost £69, and £21 for students, and can be bought directly from Campus West, either in person at the box office, by phone on 01707 357117, or by visiting

Individual concert tickets are priced £16, and £5 students.

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