Music at Stow is very excited to welcome back CELLISSIMO, a Quartet of Cellos, who play together in an exquisitely special format. They first performed in Stow-on-the-Wold in 2017, returning in 2019 by popular demand, and completely captivated our audience. So we decided to bring them back to perform in our very first concert, after the enforced two year break!
The cello, with its incredibly rich tone is an extremely versatile instrument. With its four-octave range, it lends itself particularly well to quartet playing, easily covering the sweet, high treble end of the instrument, as well as the warm, darker lower range that we are more familiar with. In fact, the cello’s warm, sonorous timbre makes it, some say, nearest to the quality of the human voice.
The concert will include familiar favourites, and lesser know gems by a variety of composers, who never realised that their music could sound so special played by a cello quartet, as many of the items in the programme have been specially arranged for this concert! Previous concerts have included TV's 'Theme from Inspector Morse', and the beautiful 'Ladies in Lavender' from the feature film of the same name scored by Nigel Hess.