Newbury Spring Festival
Sponsored by: Viking Cruises
By kind permission of The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon

Highclere Castle, Newbury

Highclere Castle Gala Concert

Monday 8th May, Highclere Castle, Newbury RG20 9RN
7.30pm performance (ends approx 9.30pm)
£50 including interval champagne





Mark Simpson clarinet


Sacconi Quartet
Ben Hancox violin
Hannah Dawson violin
Robin Ashwell viola
Cara Berridge cello


Haydn String Quartet Op.76 No. 5 in D
Mozart Clarinet Quintet K.581
Simpson Darkness Moves
Schubert String Quartet No. 4 'Death and the Maiden'


One of England's major young classical artists of the 21st century, Mark Simpson, who at 17 was the first-ever winner of both the BBC Young Musician of the Year and BBC Proms/Guardian Young Composer of the Year competitions, performs with the award-winning Sacconi Quartet in the prestigious setting of Highclere Castle.


The Sacconi Quartet has enjoyed a highly successful international career, and are Quartet in Association at the Royal College of Music and Associate Artists at the Bristol Old Vic.


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