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The renowned local group, The Dales String Quartet, resident at Markenfield Hall near Ripon, have an outstanding new viola player.
Joanna Wesling, formerly of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (pictured) and now a regular with Opera North, is a resident of Ripon and has joined forces with this local group who have captivated audiences at its Markenfield concerts in recent years. “Ripon is so lucky to have such a rich musical life” Jo commented, “and this first rate group could easily be mistaken for a more famous quartet”.
Their growing profile and reputation means that other nationally renowned musicians, such as clarinettist Thomas Verity, are due to perform with them in October. Their next Markenfield concert is on July 8 and includes Mozart’s famous ‘Dissonance’, Shostakovich’s powerful 8th and Borodin’s lyrical 2nd quartet.
Tickets can be purchased from Markenfield Hall (01765 692303) or The Little Ripon Bookshop.
Book early to avoid disappointment.