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Sunday Concerts:
Berkeley Ensemble with Simon Callaghan

30th June 2024 · 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Doors open: 6:00pm

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Sunday Concerts: Berkeley Ensemble with Simon Callaghan

To close our season, Conway Hall’s Artistic Director of Music Simon Callaghan joins the Berkeley Ensemble in a performance of Elgar’s only Piano Quintet, composed in a particularly fruitful period during which Elgar also produced his Violin Sonata and the famous Cello Concerto.

Before the interval the ensemble will showcase English composer Dorothy Howell (1898-1982), whose music has recently begun to attract the attention it has long deserved, helped in no small part by her featuring in Leah Broad’s new group biography, Quartet.  Berkeley Ensemble presents a recital programme exploring Howell in her milieu, with her music alongside works by her teachers at the Royal Academy of Music, Tobias Matthay and John Blackwood McEwen, and that of Edward Elgar, a towering figure of her generation, whose grave Howell tended to in the Malvern Hills. Some of the most wonderful British music to send us off for the Long Summer Break!

“a performance of shimmering intensity” – Gramophone


Tobias Matthay | Piano Quartet in C Op.20
Dorothy Howell | Adagio & Caprice
Dorothy Howell | Quartet in D minor
John Blackwood McEwen | Nugae, seven bagatelles for string quartet (selection)
Elgar | Piano Quintet in A minor Op.84

Sophie Mather • violin
Francesca Barritt • violin
Dan Shilladay • viola
Gemma Wareham • cello
Simon Callaghan • piano

Age Recommendation: All ages

Price: Standard £13 • On the door £15  Living Support £6  Members £11  Under 26 FREE

Access Information

Due to the age and Grade II listing of the building, there is no lift access to rooms above the ground floor.

All the ground-floor rooms are fully accessible by wheelchair. Main Hall (street access, step-free), Brockway Room (street access, step-free), Bertrand Russell Room (street access, shallow ramp), Cafe (street access, step-free). There is also an accessible toilet on the ground floor opposite the Brockway Room.


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Further Info

Our pop-up bar will be open before and during the interval of the performance, in our foyer. It serves a selection of ethically and sustainably produced drinks.

If you have any accessibility enquiries, please contact us at / 020 7405 1818.

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