Last night the audience in the Princess Alexandra Hall were treated to a special performance of Schubert's String Quintet in C Major by ROSL prizewinners the Marmen Quartet and cellist John Myerscough, in the latest of our ROSL Rush Hour concert series.
The only String Quintet ever composed by Schubert, it is unusual that it moved on from the formation most often used by composed such as Mozart and Beethoven of two violins, two violas, and one cello, to two violins, one viola, and two cellos.
Completed only two weeks before his death, this was his final chamber work and is considered not only one of his best, but also one of the best examples of chamber music out there.
Exquisitely performed by the Marmen Quartet, who won the Ensemble Prize at last year's Annual Music Competition (AMC), and John Myerscough, who won the Gold Medal at the 2006 AMC, the concert provided the perfect antidote the rush and bustle of the commute home.
Next up in the Rush Hour series, on Tuesday 14 May The long time presenter of The Jazz House on BBC Radio Scotland, pianist Richard Michael, will romp through the musical DNA of jazz piano – from stride to contemporary jazz, with wit, humour, insights, and great piano playing. Book your tickets here.
On Thursday 30 May, ROSL is returning to the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the Southbank for this year's AMC Gold Medal Final. To hear the future stars of classical music first, book your tickets here.