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Andrew Marriner

Forde Abbey Concerts – Andrew Marriner & Friends

July 2 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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As a consequence of the UK government’s advice relating to the Covid-19 outbreak, Forde Abbey Concert Society is extremely sorry to inform you that the 2020 season will no longer take place.

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The Endellion Quartet
Thursday 14th May

Founded in 1979 the Endelllion Quartet has become known as one of the world’s great quartets. After 41 years they are in their final season and we are proud to have them here at Forde Abbey one last time. In celebration of Beethoven’s 25th Anniversary, their programme will start with the most radiant of the late quartet, Op. 127 in E flat major. Their second half will be another of the greatest works in the literature, Mozart’s G minor viola quintet, for which they will be joined by Douglas Paterson.


Simon Crawford Phillips and Philip Moore – piano four hands
Thursday 11th June

The Crawford-Phillips – Moore Duo first came to fame after winning the 1997 International Schubert Competition in the Czech Republic, and proceeded to win further prizes at competitions in Tokyo and London. They have since played as a duo at the Proms three times, as well as appearing at the South Bank, Carnegie Hall and across Europe. Their programme will include works by Bach/Kurtag, Debussy, Schubert and Mozart as well as their own arrangement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite.

Andrew Marriner and Friends
Thursday 2nd July

Andrew Marriner was principal clarinet of the London Symphony Orchestra and of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Alongside his orchestral career, Andrew has had a high profile as a soloist and chamber musician of international renown. Since retiring from the LSO in 2019 after 33 years, Andrew has broadened his solo, chamber and teaching activities and enjoys serving on competition juries around the world. He is joined here by a group of leading string players to perform the two great clarinet quintets by Mozart and Brahms.

The Baillie Piano Trio
Thursday 24th September

Alexander Baillie is a distinguished British cello soloist based in Germany where he holds a professorship in Bremen. His son Max Bailllie, a graduate of Yehudi Menuhin School and Cambridge University, is a violinist soloist whose eclectic career spans new commissions, improvisation and collaborations with artists from all over the world. They are joined by the pianist Nigel Yandell in a programme of works by Mozart, Brahms and Debussy, concluding with Beethoven’s piano trio Op. 70, No 2 in E flat.


Concerts start at 7.30pm. Hall doors open at 6.30pm. All seats are unreserved.

The Bar will be open from 6.30pm and drinks will also be available during the interval.

Audience members are welcome to picnic in the gardens before the concert. The Tea Room door will also be open from 6pm for those who prefer to picnic inside or in the case of inclement weather.

The Forde Abbey Concert Society is a non-profit making organisation run with the aim of bringing the best possible concerts to Dorset, in the beautiful setting of Forde Abbey.

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July 2
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Forde Abbey
Forde Abbey
Chard, Somerset TA20 4LU United Kingdom
01460 220231


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