The Grand Chamber Music Series

The Grand Chamber Music Series

The Grand Chamber Music Series was created in 2018 by cellist Christoph Bunzendahl and violinist Caroline Denys. The series presents internationally acclaimed classical musicians in concerts throughout the season. It is the continuation of a musical tradition at The Grand that has included artists such as Paolo Tosti and Yehudi Menuhin. The halls of The Grand offer an acoustic brilliance rarely found in modern concert halls. The 2019-2020 season will see the return of The Grand Orchestra.

Music at The Grand

The Next in The Grand Chamber Music Series


Ludwig van Beethoven

Celebrating his 250th Birthday 

A New Date and a new Time….but it will still be Beethoven’s birthday!

The spring concert of the Grand Chamber Music Series has been moved to October 4th at 4:30pm. We look forward to again enjoying music and live performances, however, for now we must exercise caution and social distance. Please join us in the autumn to celebrate Beethoven and the return to life and music at the Grand!

Happy Birthday Ludwig – Beethoven turns 250!
A musical celebration at The Grand with Belgian violinist Jo Vercruysse.

The Grand Chamber Music Series is honored to welcome the renown Belgian violinist Jo Vercruysse to Folkestone. Vercruysse is an acclaimed performer who concertises as guest concert master with the Belgian National Orchestra, the Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Opera. As a soloist he has performed internationally, including at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Chamber music concerts have taken him to Europe, the US and Japan.

Together with The Grand String Quartet members Mario Palacios (viola) and Christoph Bunzendahl (cello), Jo Vercruysse will perform string trios by Beethoven and his contemporaries. These early jewels of Beethoven’s legacy offer a view of the young composer as optimistic and in love with life. They show Beethoven as a man filled with youthful ideas, but already mature beyond his years. Beethoven himself considered these early string trios to be the best compositions he had written by the age of 28.

Join us in celebrating Beethoven’s birthday at the Grand in Folkestone! Visitors will receive a free glass of Cava or a Kentish Cocktail (n.a.) in celebration of the young composer and his music!

Tickets are available at the Grand.

For reservations please call 01303 222222
We hope you will join us in celebrating the beginning of a new season filled with musical excellence at The Grand!
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