Wintry Winds – Crewe

Date: Sunday 21st February 2010 15:00

Venue: Lyceum Theatre, Crewe


  • Beethoven Quintet for Piano and Winds Op. 16
  • Francaix Theme and Variations
  • Poulenc Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano
  • Mozart Quintet for Piano and Winds K452

Performed By

  • Benjamin Frith Piano
  • Manchester Camerata Ensemble

Talking point, 2:00pm

Take this free opportunity to enjoy a relaxed discussion with the musicians in the Lyceum Theatre.

Acclaimed pianist and chamber musician Benjamin Frith joins Manchester Camerata Ensemble for a programme featuring repertoire for piano and wind instruments. Mozart proclaimed that his Piano Quintet was ‘the best thing I have so far written in my life. Beethoven was certainly inspired by Mozart’s charming work; both Quintets put the piano to the fore, at times seeming like mini piano concertos. Two works by French composers complete the programme; Poulenc and Francaix were both talented pianists and these attractive and lyrical works showcase the virtuosity of the musicians.

Ticket Prices

£16.00, £15.00 and £13.00 (concessions available)

£5.00 tickets for under 18s

Booking information

Telephone the box office on 01270 537333

In person, go to Lyceum Theatre, Heath Street, Crewe CW1 2DA