Chamber Music SERIES Portsmouth Guildhall October 2018-May 2019 portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

The Goldmund Quartet play The Portsmouth Chamber Music Series on October 8, 2018. Picture by Nikolaj Lund
The Goldmund Quartet play The Portsmouth Chamber Music Series on October 8, 2018. Picture by Nikolaj Lund

Portsmouth Chamber Music Series marks its 15th year with six concerts, featuring works by five composers new to the programme, including the young British composer Joseph Phibbs.

The series welcome back Ensemble 360 and the Piatti Quartet. New to the series will be world renowned pianist Steven Osborne, Goldmund Quartet and Trio Isimsiz.

The particular feature of the chamber series in Portsmouth is that the audience is seated around the musicians. It is a very intimate setting and gives everyone the feeling of shared musical experience which the audience really enjoy.

Sponsored by the University of Portsmouth, the concerts are jointly promoted by Music in the Round in Sheffield, the UK’s largest promoter of chamber music outside London, as well as the Portsmouth Cultural Trust and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

‘If I had a crystal ball in 2004 when we started this series, I probably wouldn’t have expected its enduring popularity. It’s really wonderful to see Portsmouth as a destination in many musicians’ concert calendar and we have had many international names that performed here over the years.’ said Colin Jagger, Director of Music at the University of Portsmouth.

All concerts are held on Mondays at 7.30 pm, followed by a question and answer session with the musicians. 

Steven Osborne plays as part of the Portsmouth Chamber Music Series on November 5, 2018

Steven Osborne plays as part of the Portsmouth Chamber Music Series on November 5, 2018

Tickets are £18 per concert, £16 concessions. Book all six and get a 20 per cent discount, so £86.40 for the whole season.

The season starts with Germany’s rising stars, the Goldmund Quartet on October 8, playing Haydn, Shostakovich and Beethoven.