Beethoven & Brahms by candlelight: Allegri Quartet

3rd July 2020 @ 7:30 pm
St James' Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
St. James's, London W1J 9LL
£12-£25 (booking fee applies)
Box office: 0333 666 3366

The Allegri Quartet
Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)

Beethoven – String Quartet no. 13 – Op 130
Brahms – Piano Quintet in F minor Op 34

This evening’s 2020 Season Grande Finale concert welcomes the internationally renowned Allegri String quartet in a performance of Beethoven’s epic String Quartet op 130 and Brahms’ mighty Piano Quintet in F minor (joined by pianist Warren Mailley-Smith)  in the stunning setting of St James’ Church by candlelight.

The West End’s definitive chamber music series continues in 2020 with a season of five concerts showcasing the finest chamber music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms. The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series aims to give an exciting new platform for the world’s greatest classical music in a highly accessible format in the heart of London.

The Allegri Quartet, in its 65th year, is Britain’s oldest chamber group. Founded in 1953 it has played a key role in the British musical scene, working with many composers including Benjamin Britten, Michael Tippett, and  James MacMillan, resulting in new commissions and recordings. Their latest recordings include the Beethoven opus 18 quartets on the Vivat label, receiving a double 5 star review and chamber music disc of the month accolade from the BBC Music Magazine.

Concert pianist and Artistic Director of The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series Warren Mailley-Smith became the first british pianist in 2016 to perform Chopin’s complete works from memory. Described by Classic FM as ‘Stunning” he is currently performing Beethoven’s complete Piano Concertos at St Martin in the Fields with The Piccadilly Sinfonia.

All Piccadilly Chamber Music Series concerts are hosted by St James’s Church Piccadilly, a spectacular building situated on Piccadilly, designed by the great Sir Christopher Wren. This majestic London landmark, complete with outdoor marketplace, boasts a beautiful acoustic and plays host to one of the capital’s most stunning concert Fazioli pianos. Its location offers an enviable choice of bars, restaurants and hotels enabling the perfect experience to share with your loved ones and friends.