A photograph of classical musicians the Adelphi Quartet

Coffee Concerts Return Sunday Morning Music to Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

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After an absence of more than a year, we are delighted to bring Sunday morning Coffee Concerts back safely to Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA) from this autumn through to spring 2022.

Programmed in association with Strings Attached, the concerts offer the opportunity to hear a diverse programme of chamber music, played by talented musicians in a relaxed and informal setting. ACCA will open its bright and airy café before the concerts to offer audiences a range of refreshments including fresh cups of tea and coffee.

The concerts are supported by the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust to offer a limited number of free tickets to young people aged 8 to 25 years old, with the aim of inspiring the next generation of classical music lovers.

The prize-winning Adelphi Quartet begin the season on 24 October, performing music from Haydn and Beethoven. Formed in 2017, the quartet studied with Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet) at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg and have played extensively across Europe.

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) will bring their star players together in a chamber programme inspired by folk music on 14 November and on 22 February, BPO Music Director Joanna MacGregor CBE combines a first half of American music with Schumann’s glorious Piano Quintet.

On 5 December, pianist and one of Britain’s foremost composers, Huw Watkins, prize-winning violinist Benjamin Baker and ECHO Rising Star nominee and horn player Ben Goldscheider, take to the stage to perform Brahms, Mozart and music by Watkins himself.

Making a welcome return for the new year, the Maxwell Quartet are regarded as one of Britain's finest young string quartets. Formed by four friends who grew up playing folk and classical music in youth orchestras and music schools across Scotland, see them perform pieces by Prokofiev, Dvorák and Hadyn on 23 January.

Rounding off the season on 20 March, the Mithras Trio have been praised for their ‘exquisite phrasing’ and ‘full-blooded commitment’. Formed in 2017 at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, this young collective perform a piano trio of Haydn, Brahms and Schubert.

All concerts take place at 11am at ACCA. ACCA is an interdisciplinary arts hub connecting University of Sussex with wider regional, national and international arts communities. The centre presents a seasonal programme of performance, dance, live art, film, music, discussion and debate and digital practices. The venue has COVID safety guidelines in place, including a one-way system and hand sanitiser stations throughout the building. Read more here.

Details about the CAVATINA young person ticket offer can be found here.

Tickets are £18.50 (£16 concessions) or purchase at best value by buying full or half season tickets.

For concert details and bookings visit our What’s On pages.