Concerts

The Benslow International Recital Series hosts top quality professional musicians who bring world-class performances to Hertfordshire. The series is complemented by The Friends of Benslow Music's monthly Monday Afternoon Tea Concert series. All proceeds go towards Benslow Music's continued development.

  • Wihan Quartet
    Wihan Quartet
    Monday 1 August 2016, 8pm

    Josef Suk: Meditation on the ancient Czech Chorale
    Dvorak: String Quartet in F Op 96 'American'
    Schubert: No 14 in D minor 'Death and the Maiden' D810

    Tickets £12
    (free entry for 8-25 year olds is supported by the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust)
  • Tim Richards Trio
    Tim Richards Trio
    Friday 5 August 2016, 8pm

    Tim's London-based jazz piano trio have been entertaining audiences from Inverness to Istanbul since the early 1980s, playing an attractive combination of contemporary originals and modern jazz, with blues, bebop, gospel and Latin influences.

    Tickets £12
  • Sarah Leonard (soprano), Stephen Gutman (piano)
    Sarah Leonard (soprano), Stephen Gutman (piano)
    Tuesday 9 August 2016, 8pm

    A French Summer Holiday: works by Berlioz, Faure, Debussy, Chabrier, Ravel, Satie, Chausson, Duparc and Poulenc

    Tickets £12
  • Philippa Davies (flute) Jan Willem Nelleke (piano)
    Philippa Davies (flute) Jan Willem Nelleke (piano)
    Wednesday 10 August 2016, 8pm

    Tickets £12
  • Samba Azul
    Samba Azul
    Saturday 20 August 2016, 8pm

    Samba Azul brings you the finest music of Brazil, from classic samba and bossa nova to pagode, and MPB repertoire

    Tickets £12
  • David Campbell, Margaret Archibald, Ian Scott (clarinets), John Flinders (piano)
    David Campbell, Margaret Archibald, Ian Scott (clarinets), John Flinders (piano)
    Saturday 3 September 2016, 8pm

    Original works and arrangements for one, two and three clarinets and piano with works by Piazzola, Crusell, Bach, Glasser, Howells and Muczynski

    Tickets £12
  • Maggini Quartet
    Maggini Quartet
    Friday 9 September 2016, 8pm

    Haydn: String Quartet in G minor, Op 20 No 3
    E J Moeran: String Quartet in E flat
    Brahms: String Quartet in B flat, Op 67

    Tickets £12
    (free entry for 8-25 year olds is supported by the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust)
  • Adrian Oldland (piano)
    Adrian Oldland (piano)
    Monday 12 September, 3pm

    Adrian Oldland (piano)
  • Steve Bingham (electric violin) Brenda Stewart (viola)
    Steve Bingham (electric violin) Brenda Stewart (viola)
    Saturday 17 September, 8pm

    Steve and Brenda present an unusual and varied range of music - both original and arranged - for string duo. Acoustic duos by Mozart, Wieniawski, and Bartók contrast with duo arrangements using electric violins and live-looping of music by Michael Nyman, The Eagles, Michael Jackson, Coldplay and more

    Tickets: £12
  • Jacob Heringman (lute) John Potter (tenor)
    Jacob Heringman (lute) John Potter (tenor)
    Monday 19 September, 8pm

    Secret Lute Songs: When we think of lute songs, we typically think of John Dowland and the Elizabethan/Jacobean Golden Age. For this recital, tenor John Potter and lutenist Jacob Heringman explore lesser known areas of the lute song repertoire

    Tickets: £12
  • Anne Applin and Geoffrey Pratley (piano duo)
    Anne Applin and Geoffrey Pratley (piano duo)
    Monday 10 October, 3pm

    Anne Applin and Geoffrey Pratley (piano duo)
  • Fitzwilliam Quartet
    Fitzwilliam Quartet
    Friday 21 October 2016, 8pm

    Beethoven: String Quartet Op 74
    Beethoven: String Quartet Op 95
    Beethoven: String Quartet Op 135

    Tickets £12
    (free entry for 8-25 year olds is supported by the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust)
  • Coull Quartet
    Coull Quartet
    Friday 4 November, 8pm

    Mozart: String Quartet in E flat K428
    Dvorak: 3 Cypresses
    Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat Op 130 with the Grosse Fugue Op 133

    Tickets £12
    (free entry for 8-25 year olds is supported by the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust)
  • Students from the Purcell School
    Students from the Purcell School
    Monday 14 November, 3pm

    Students from the Purcell School
  • London Klezmer Quartet
    London Klezmer Quartet
    Tuesday 29 November 2016, 8pm

    The LKQ brings you Klezmer at its most beguiling and seductive. The subtleties of the original tradition, combined with a kick-the-chairs-over ability to party.

    Tickets £12
  • Bingham Quartet, Nigel Clayton (piano)
    Bingham Quartet, Nigel Clayton (piano)
    Friday 2 December, 8pm

    Beethoven: String Quartet Op 18 No 4
    Britten: String Quartet No 1
    Cesar Franck: Piano Quintet

    Tickets £12
    (free entry for 8-25 year olds is supported by the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust)
  • Tedesca Quartet
    Tedesca Quartet
    Wednesday 7 December, 8pm

    Haydn: String Quartet in B minor, Op 33 No 1
    Dvorak: String Quartet in E flat, Op 51
    Bartok: String Quartet No 6

    Tickets £12
    (free entry for 8-25 year olds is supported by the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust)
  • Michael Gifkins (piano)
    Michael Gifkins (piano)
    Monday 12 December, 3pm

    Michael Gifkins (piano)