THE Wihan String Quartet was formed in 1985 and has developed an impressive international career.
Quartet-in-Residence at London's Trinity Laban Conservatoire, they return tomorrow night to Plymouth University Sherwell Centre at 7.30pm, where they open their programme with Ronald Corp's String Quartet No 3, follow this with Dvorak's Quartet in C, Op 61, and end with Beethoven's monumental Quartet in C sharp minor, Op 131, the composer's favourite among his late quartets.
Talking about the programme, Peninsula Arts Director of Music Simon Ible commented: "For me Beethoven's C sharp minor quartet is one of his greatest achievements.
"The Wihan's programme also includes something from their Czech homeland – Dvorak's Op 61, composed in somewhat of a hurry, and noticeably less reliant on nationalist folk influences.
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"In complete contrast, Ronald Corp is probably best known as the conductor of the New London Orchestra and New London Children's Choir, but he is also a prolific composer.
"His String Quartet No 3 was premiered by the Wihan Quartet in London in June 2011."
Tickets (£12 / £10) are available in advance from the Box Office (01752 585050) and at the door.
THIS Sunday, November 18, there is a change in the advertised concert at Liskeard's Stuart House at 2.30pm.
Bass, Jonathan Lewsey is indisposed, and accompanist, Jonathan Delbridge will give a solo piano recital to include Mozart's Alla Turca Sonata, Beethoven's Op 109, and the first book of Brahms's Paganini Variations.
Tickets (£7) are available from 01579 347347 or at the door, but as the venue seats only some forty people, it's best to phone first. Refreshments are provided at the end of the afternoon.
ON Saturday, November 24 it's a straight choice between West Devon Chorale and Kelly College Choral Society.
The former presents European Choral Classics, featuring works by Palestrina, Bach and Durufle at Plymouth RC Cathedral, with musical director, Michael Johnson, Jason Smart (organ) and Tirke Linnemann (cello) – tickets (£8 in advance / £10 at the door) are available from 01752 776479.
Kelly, meanwhile present Bach's Christmas Oratorio at Tavistock Parish Church – Andrew Wilson conducts, with Helen Dixon (mezzo soprano), Ian Hardy (bass), the Four Seasons String Quartet, and Mary Mazur-Park (organ).
Tickets (£8) are available at the door – both events start at 7.30pm.
PIANIST Mark Bebbington plays music by John Ireland, Chopin, Debussy and Liszt at Stover School, this Sunday at 3pm, part of the Newton Abbot and District Society of Arts series. Tickets are available at the door.