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Friday, 7 June 7pm


Lympstone Church

Tickets £15   Free tickets for 8-25 year olds (see below)







Yuko Onoue, Krysia Osostowicz, Oscar Perks and Richard Jenkinson

Of all Lympstone Entertainments events, the Dante Quartet playing the whole cycle of Beethoven string quartets in 2017 was undoubtedly the highlight. Over 1,000 people came to those concerts, and were thrilled by the playing of Krysia Osostowicz, Oscar Perks, Yuko Onoue and Richard Jenkinson.

Since they performed in Lympstone church two years ago, the Dante Quartet have been busy. They have given several more performances of ‘Beethoven’s Quartet Journey’, which had its debut in our village, have performed a marathon weekend of all 15 of Shostakovich’s quartets, and undertaken a tour of Japan. Later this year they will be playing in China for the first time, and are planning another Dante Festival in Cornwall in July.

They return to Lympstone on 7th June this year, to play a single concert, with a programme of three wonderful quartets from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries:

Joseph Haydn is known as the Father of the String Quartet. He wrote 68 in all, and the six that are catalogued as Op. 76 are held to be amongst the very best.

       Op. 76 no. 5 is particularly famous for its long slow movement, a melancholy-beautiful melody that is often played at memorial services (hence the quartet’s nickname, ‘The Graveyard’).

Claude Debussy, the great French composer whose music could be heard everywhere last year on the centenary of his death, wrote only one String Quartet,

       Op. 10 in G minor, but it is one of the most-loved of all. The music has often been compared to the paintings of the French Impressionists who were his contemporaries.

Karol Szymanowski is the best-known Polish composer after Chopin. He wrote symphonies, concertos and operas, but only two string quartets.

       String Quartet No. 2 Op. 56, written in 1937, begins in the classical style, but the 2nd and 3rd movements take their melodies and their rhythms from the highland folksongs of Podhale, including the brigands’ tune ‘Pocciez chlopcy’. The quartet closes with chords reminiscent of Zakopane folk bands, to which Szymanowski had for years been listening with great enthusiasm.



Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust, we are able to offer 50 free tickets for this concert to the first people between the ages of 8 and 25 years to apply for them. If you would like to bring a group of your students to any of these concerts, we advise you to book for the whole group as soon as you can through the Box Office. Although you will need to reserve your free student tickets in advance (so we can keep track of numbers), all your students have to do is sign one of our official forms at the door on the night.











Saturday, 13 July 6.00pm

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Telfers’ Garden, Underhill, EX8 5HH

(next to Lympstone car park)

Tickets £10, Family £30, U18s/NUS £5












Performed by the Cygnet Company
Director Amanda Knott
William Shakespeare’s epic and delightful comedy is a rollicking tale of marriage, fidelity, trickery and love.
The puffed up and degenerate Sir John Falstaff, a Knight of the Garter, is seized with the outrageous idea that to seduce two of Windsor’s wealthy merry wives will prove his virility and give him access to their money, but with female cunning and a devilish plot involving their husbands, Falstaff is repeatedly tricked by the women.


Saturday, 5 October 7.30pm

Paul Downes and Fake Thackray

Lympstone Village Hall

Details to folow



Sunday 5 January 2.30pm

The Exmouth Shanty Men

Lympstone Village Hall

Details to folow


Saturday 29 February 7.30pm

The Village Concert

Lympstone Village Hall

Take a Leap into the Unknown with us!

Details to follow



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The Strand,