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Sunday 22 October 2023, 4pm

Brodsky Quartet & Friends

Brodsky Quartet & Friends

Presented by Saffron Hall

Tickets from £13

Price includes a commission of £1.00

The 4 members of the Brodsky Quartet pose casually together

Two great European cities inspire two string chamber music masterpieces.

Tchaikovsky was bewitched by Italy, spending the long hard Russian winters south of the Alps, and this impassioned ‘souvenir’ encapsulates his delight not just of a single city, but of all Italian culture, climate and people. By contrast Strauss’ lament seems a personal elegy for not just for his beloved Munich but also for the smoking ruins of European civilisation during the dying embers of World War II. Worlds apart emotionally, these two masterpieces for string sextet are linked by some of the most sumptuous, romantic string-writing in all of the chamber music repertoire.

Performance information

Running time

2 hours 20 minutes

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Booking information

Seating style

This event has tiered stalls and balcony seating


Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

Ten for £10

This event is part of our Ten for £10 scheme. We will release ten £10 tickets for sale at 10am on the morning of this performance.


Shuttle bus

Pre-show shuttle bus will be operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance

More info

Programme and performers


  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quintet No.5 in D major 34 mins
  • Richard Strauss arr. Rudolf Leopold Metamorphosen 25 mins
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence 38 mins


  • Brodsky Quartet
  • Luba Tunnicliffe viola
  • Richard Tunnicliffe cello
  • Leon Bosch double bass

Volunteer with us

Our volunteers are the first port of call for our visiting audience, providing a friendly face and a warm welcome

Three smiling volunteers in their stewarding uniforms

Information for your visit

Sunday 22 October 2023, 4pm


All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

Pre-show shuttle bus

3pm - 4pm
Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.

When to arrive

3pm - 3.45pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Auditorium opens

Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts



Interval (20 mins) with reception for Gold, Platinum and Foundation members

Show ends

6.20pm (approx)

Post-show shuttle bus

6.20pm – 7.20pm
Operating from Saffron Hall to Audley End Station

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old


Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH


Shuttle bus

Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.
More info

Additional information


For this event, you're welcome to bring drinks purchased from our bar into the event with you.


We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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Plan Your Visit

Everything you need to know about visiting Saffron Hall including getting here, parking, the shuttle bus and more
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We have over 400 free parking spaces on site for our visitors

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