Mozart, Quartet in B-flat, K. 458, ‘The Hunt’ Beethoven, Quartet in E-flat, Op. 74, ‘The Harp’ Schubert, Quintet in C, D. 956
In the words of the BBC Music Magazine, ‘their playing has everything one could possibly wish for’: since its debut in 1996, the Jerusalem Quartet has come to be recognized as one of the world’s finest chamber music ensembles. Its collaborations include such exceptional musicians as Martin Fröst, Steven Isserlis, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Alexander Melnikov and Sir András Schiff. The Jerusalem Quartet records exclusively for Harmonia Mundi.
Gary Hoffman is one of the outstanding cellists of our time, combining instrumental mastery, great beauty of sound, and a poetic sensibility. He gained international renown on his victory as the first North American to win the Rostropovich International Competition in Paris in 1986 and is a frequent soloist with the world’s most noted orchestras.
Sat 10 November at 7:30pm
£49 (£39), £37 (£30), £29 (£24), Students £10 (£5 balcony) (Note: Student seats to be released later this summer)
Peterhouse is the oldest of the constituent colleges in the University of Cambridge. It was founded in 1284 by Hugo de Balsham, Bishop of Ely, on its current site close to the centre of the City.
The Peterhouse Theatre was built in 1883 to designs by one of the architectural masters of the Victorian era, Basil Champneys (1842-1935), whose other buildings include Newnham College and the Old Divinity School in Cambridge. Inspired by Palladio’s Teatro Olimpico at Vicenza (1580-85), the fine acoustics and intimate atmosphere of the Peterhouse Theatre make it the finest venue for chamber music in Cambridge, and one of the top three such venues in the whole country.