By Akina Strings, Apr 6 2019 08:00AM
The Akina String Quartet had the pleasure of performing at beautiful Mill Hall in Newbury set on the outskirts of the town near to Greenham Common. It was the first time we had performed at the venue as a Quartet and we knew from previous performances wth our duos that it is a spectacular but intimate venue - perfect for a string quartet.
We were postioned to play in the Great Hall next to the magnificent fire place which was the perfect spot for a string quartet. Having carefully consulated with the host beforehand we performed a specially tailored set of string quartet music. Starting with well loved classical favourites famous for being performed by string quartets such as Bach's Air in G, Mozart's Eine Kleine Nacht Music, Vivaldis Four Seasons and Pachelbel's Canon in D.
Once the guests had arrived we switched to a selection of contemporary music performing music by Coldplay, The Beatles, Queen, Elbow, The Kinks as well as some Jazz standards too.