Classical Café is an opportunity to experience classical music in a more relaxed, informal setting.
The space is set up café style, with small round tables, and we serve drinks and cake prior to the performance, which you can enjoy while you listen.
In support of local classical musicians and groups, this is an opportunity to see what the Tees Valley classical music scene has to offer.
If you haven’t been to a classical concert before, this is the perfect occasion to ‘dip your toe in’. We particularly welcome families with younger children to these concerts.
Sunday November 7th – 3pm to 4pm – Aurora Strings
Aurora are a professional string quartet based in the North East. The quartet are Jo Montgomery (1st violin), Vince Fleming (2nd violin), Gayle Roberts (viola) and Ele Leckie (cello).
The quartet has performed for over 20 years, providing music for all types of engagements, ranging from classical and festival performances to weddings and private events. The quartet have also recorded and performed with other talented artists such as The Cinematic Orchestra, Field Music, Smoove and Turrell and Hawkwind.
The quartet sometimes write their own arrangements, contributing to their ever growing and eclectic repertoire list which includes classical, jazz, pop, folk Bollywood, tangos and TV / film themes. The quartet are looking forward to performing a selection of their most popular pieces for you.
This concert is family friendly – the following features for families will be in place at this concert:
– Bean bag seating for young children at the front of the hall
– Colouring sheets and pens
– Child friendly information sheets about the music and instruments being played
– Performers interact with young audiences
– Shorter pieces
– Comfort break in the middle
– Toilet tolerance (we don’t mind if you need to take your children out in the middle of the concert!)