Saturday's conclusion to this year's proceedings brought the respected Bingham String Quartet
to the Stiperstones, with a clever menu of all-British music, much of it with a dance subtext, led off by the premiAre of Graham Lynch's Tango.
The Bingham String Quartet
, regular visitors to Lower Machen, will also be at the festival to perform works by Mozart, Tippett and Ravel and the quartet will be working with young string players drawn from a number of schools.
Former Trinity School pupil Anna Bradley, now based in London, will be playing with the Bingham String Quartet
in the charity night on September 21.
This year's Leasowes Bank Festival at Ratlinghope, way up a farm-track in the East Onny Valley between the Stiperstones and the Long Mynd, reaches its conclusion on Saturday with an attractive summery programme from the Bingham String Quartet
plus festival founder, farmhouse-keeper and baritone sax-player John Williams (three musical greats all with the same name: film composer, Australian classical and cross-over guitarist, and this close colleague of John Dankworth, plus many other things in his own right).
It will be performed by the Bingham String Quartet, who are joined by 11 young string players drawn from the festival's catchment area.
In addition to the new work, the young players will be joining the Bingham String Quartet in a performance of Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Violins in A minor.
And on Friday, The Bingham String Quartet
returns to the festival with a programme of English music including works by Elgar, Walton and Purcell.
The church remains the main venue for the festival and this year will be hosting concerts by the Schubert Ensemble, Emerald Ensemble, Armonico Consort and Bingham String Quartet
, as well as cellist, Kathryn Price, accompanied by Charles Matthews, and forte piano player, Sharona Joshua.
Festival favourites, the Bingham String Quartet
, are returning with a programme of English music - from Purcell and Elgar to Walton's dazzling quartet for strings.