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The Millhouse Quartet

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10 May
MILL HOUSE QUARTET
Suzannah Hart (clarinet)
Chris Shelley (violin)
John Saunders (viola)
Tricia Kennedy (cello)

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Small ensembles – quartets, quintets, etc. – are popular with many musicians because they have the appeal of communal music-making without, on the one hand, the isolation and pressures of solo work, and on the other the impersonality of a large orchestra. The Mill House Quartet exudes sheer enjoyment in performance. Yes, they are all skilled musicians in their own right, but they are also a group of friends, united by a common passion for their art.   This was evident at their debut recital in St. Mary’s Church, not only in the playing, but also in the programme structure, which boldly ranged from Bach and Stamitz at one extreme to Scott Joplin and Glen Miller at the other. The highlight of the concert was perhaps Glen Miller’s Moonlight Serenade, a classic subtly combining poignancy and sophistication, ideally suited to the clarinet.
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