Quality 2020 programme ahead for Funtington Music Group


Funtington Music Group was founded in 1992 by Robert Headley at his Funtington home and moved to Chichester University in 2004. The 2020 season continues our tradition of providing members with excellent musical performance and the opportunity to extend their musical knowledge.

FMG launches into 2020 with a concert from the Navarra Quartet (Chichester University Cloisters, Wednesday, January 15, 7.30pm).

Club chairman Chris Hough said: “The Navarra String Quartet has appeared at major venues throughout the world, and this is a wonderful opportunity to hear them in Chichester where their programme will include Beethoven’s 1st Razumovsky Quartet – a brilliant start to FMG’s celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth!”

For further info on them, visit https://www.navarra.co.uk.

The Navarra Quartet will set the ball rolling for a busy year ahead, with a wide range of musical events lined up.

FMG meetings are held at 7.30pm on Wednesdays in the Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester PO19 6PE. Parking is free on campus after 5pm.

Also coming up this year:

February 12: The Fujita Piano Trio return with a programme including Beethoven’s Archduke Trio.

March 11: The Parnassius Piano Duo with Simon Callaghan play works for two pianos by Sherwood and Rachmaninov.

April 15: University of Chichester Student Showcase Concert – six selected undergraduates compete for the £1,500 prize fund (first prize £600).

May 13: Ashworth & Rattenbury Guitars – A Shared Resonance, guitar duets across three centuries, from Corbetta to Rodrigo and Duarte.

June 10: Summer Buffet Concert – Erin Alexander (soprano) and Nick Miller (piano) present On a High Note.

September 9: Pavlos Carvalho (cello) discusses the Bach Cello Suites and gives complete performances of two of them.

October 14: Beethoven the Revolutionary – Angela Zanders examines Beethoven’s life and place in the history of Western music.

November 11: The Rosamunde Trio makes their first visit to FMG playing celebrated piano trios.

December 9: Christmas Special – David Owen Norris discusses and plays Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.

For further details, click the links below.

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