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The Kirker Music Festival at the Tresanton, St. Mawes

3 nights Price from £1,296 per person
Departs: 15 Mar 2021
Departs: 15 Mar 2021

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Our annual visit to Olga Polizzi’s fabled Hotel Tresanton in St.Mawes combines a relaxing spring escape in Cornwall with a series of world-class chamber music recitals, and is a highlight of the Kirker calendar. Performances in 2021 will be given by the Maxwell Quartet. In addition to the wonderful music on offer we will also enjoy a visit to the private garden at Lamorran, inspired by Lady Walton’s garden on the island of Ischia.

 

The 5 star Hotel Tresanton enjoys a wonderful position overlooking the sea. Olga Polizzi and her brother Sir Rocco Forte have won accolades around the world for their work as renowned hoteliers. The hotel has 29 bedrooms, a terrace and a cosy bar. The menus forthe three candlelit dinners will be carefully selected by the hotel’s chef to ensure guests enjoy the best locally sourced ingredients. Please note that there is no lift at this hotel.

 

Optional Excursion to Trelissick on the Roseland Peninsular 
17 March, 9.30am – 2.30pm. £45 per person.
With sweeping views over the Fal estuary, Trelissick House & Garden is set amidst more than 500 acres of park and farmland. After an introduction to the garden there will be time to explore the house and gallery which displays arts and crafts created and designed by Cornish artisan before returning to St. Mawes.

 

Extra pre-tour night including dinner & breakfast available for £160 per person  (single occupancy £264). Supplement to stay in a suite is £110 per night (subject to availability).

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast
  • Three dinners
  • Three concerts
  • A visit to Lamorran Gardens in St. Mawes
  • Services of the Kirker Tour Leader

Departure Dates and Prices

Extra pre-tour night including dinner & breakfast available for £160 per person (single occupancy £264).

Supplement to stay in a suite is £110 per night (subject to availability).

15 Mar 2021

Status Limited

Price from£1296

Single Supp.£297

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Maxwell Quartet

String Quartet

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Simon Roland-Jones

Simon Rowland-Jones

Viola, Composer & Kirker Music Director

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Jane Mcnamara

Jane McNamara

Tour leader

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Barry Cheeseman

Barry Cheeseman

Cultural Tours Senior Executive

barry.cheeseman@kirkerholidays.com

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Music Programme

The concerts are given in the charming Old Methodist Hall in the village. The Hall, which has a fine acoustic ideal for chamber music, was restored and decorated by Olga Polizzi who has donated it to the village for community events. The talks will be given in the Hotel Tresanton. Tea and homemade biscuits will be provided.

A quartet by Haydn will be included in each of this week’s concerts alongside some familiar works and two less often pieces, Herbert Howell’s Fantasy String Quartet from 1917 and the first of two quartets by Sergei Prokofiev, commissioned in 1931 by the Library of Congress where the first premiere took place in April 1931, six months before it was performed in Moscow.


15 March
4pm
Barry Cheeseman and Simon Rowland-Jones will introduce the Maxwell Quartet to the audience and talk to them about their musical lives together.

6pm
Schubert: Quartettsatz D703
Haydn: String Quartet in C, Op.74 No.1
Dvorak: String Quartet in G Op. 106


16 March
4pm
Members of the Maxwell Quartet will be in conversation with Simon Rowland-Jones about their thoughts on Prokofiev’s Quartet in B minor.

6pm
Prokofiev: String Quartet No.1 in B minor, Op.50
Beethoven: String Quartet in E flat, Op.74 No10 ‘The Harp’
Haydn: String Quartet in G minor, Op.74 No.3


17 March
4pm
Herbert Howells Fantasy String Quartet, composed in 1917 and is just one of eight chamber works by the composer, so much better known for his choral works.

6pm
Simon Rowland-Jones, viola will join the quartet for this evening’s performance.
Haydn: String Quartet in F, Op.74 No.2
Howells: Fantasy String Quartet, Op.25
Mozart: String Quintet in C, K525

Recent Testimonials

The Kirker Spring Music Festival, Tresanton

By Mrs C, Plymouth, 07 February 2019

I enjoyed the holiday experience very much. The Quartet were delightful both musically & socially and the tour leaders were quietly authoritative, helpful & knowledgeable. I shall certainly hope to travel with Kirker again. 

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