Following the latest statement from the Government regarding social distancing to include avoidance of pubs, clubs and theatres we have been in discussion with promoters and hirers about the next steps.
We can confirm that this show has now been cancelled and ticket holders will be contacted by their point of ticket purchase for more information.
Portsmouth Chamber Music have shared a statement relating to the cancellation:
Like everyone else, we are having to take action which would have been unthinkable even a few weeks ago, and so I am very sad to announce that the Prazak Quartet concert scheduled for Monday will not proceed.
Like all freelance musicians, the Prazak face extremely tough times ahead, and so we will be doing everything possible to pay them for Monday regardless of whether we manage to find a date for them next year. To anyone who has purchased tickets who is not facing similar financial hardship, we therefore put out a heart-felt plea not to claim a refund.
We don’t yet know about our May concert, but will be in touch again in the run-up to that.
The Pražák Quartet was formed in Prague in 1972, and quickly established itself as one of the leading quartets in the world, touring all over Europe, North America, and Asia. They have also recorded extensively, with over 30 award-winning CDs to their name. In 2015, they chose a new leader, Jana Vonášková, a graduate of the Royal College of Music.
After two years of intensive study re-learning the repertoire in its new line-up, the quartet has once again taken to the international stage with great success. The spirit, freshness and agility of youth combine with the extensive experience of the ensemble’s founder-members to produce a renewed sound and energy and a sense of unity and togetherness that is truly remarkable. World tours to the United States and Japan and performances in Europe have been greeted with enthusiasm and numerous invitations.
The last decade of Beethoven’s life is surely the most remarkable period of creative outpouring by any composer. From solo piano to chamber music to the symphonic and choral, he composed works which were revolutionary in their time, and which remain revolutionary today. The Op. 131 quartet is perhaps the greatest of all of these.
‘There is a freshness to the playing, a sense of excitement that you would associate with first exposure to and enrapture with a great work.’
DVOŘÁK Quartet Movement in F, B. 120
BEETHOVEN Quartet in E-flat, Op. 74 ‘Harp’
BEETHOVEN Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131
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