Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Maritime Greenwich to host open air concert

The Boehm Clarinet Quartet and Indigo Saxophone Quartet will present a delightful programme of light classical music in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College at Maritime Greenwich, south east London on Sunday, 16 September in partnership with Trinity College of Music.

Starting at 1pm the afternoon’s free entertainment is part of the ‘Open House’ London weekend when a diverse range of important buildings will be opening to the public. Between 10am and 4.30pm visitors to the College can also join a guided tour and visit the Royal Courts which were designed by Sir Christopher Wren.

The concert is one of many events taking place during the Maritime Greenwich Festival Month of September. Other highlights will include the annual 22-mile Great River Race from Richmond to Greenwich on Saturday, 8 September and a ten-day Riverfront Jazz Festival from 20 - 30 September, when every style of jazz will be played in a selection of local venues. A car free day on Saturday, 22 September enables visitors to enjoy the village atmosphere and open market in a traffic free environment, while being entertained by free street performances and music.

About the Quartets:The Boehm Quartet was founded in 2005, all members of which are studying at Trinity College of Music. This ensemble has performed many lunchtime recitals at various venues such as 'Series of Summer Concerts' at Canada Water, Sundown Concert at Blackheath Halls and 'Primrose Concert' in aid of Breast Cancer Research. Students of Trinity College of Music, London, established Indigo Saxophone Quartet in 2004. The aim was to explore the saxophone quartet repertoire through their BMus performance course. Since then they have performed in many concerts and venues throughout the UK. As members finished their individual degrees they have stayed together enjoying bringing the unique sound of the saxophone to the public. In 2006 they performed at the South Bank Centre as part of the Mayor of London's Weekend of Live Music, and gave recitals at Cheltenham Town Hall, Southwark Cathedral and Waltham Abbey.

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