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West Wight Arts celebrate 75 years

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West Wight Arts Association will be celebrating its 75th birthday on Saturday, March 12, with a gala performance of classical music’s best-loved works, Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet and Schubert’s Octet.

The internationally acclaimed Chiaroscuro String Quartet, led by violinist, Alina Ibragimova, will be joined by Matthew Hunt on clarinet, Alec Frank-Gemmill on horn, Juliane Bruckmann on double bass and Chris Rawley on bassoon. All the musicians will be playing on period instruments.

The Chiaroscuro String Quartet has been described as ‘thrilling in the best sense of the word,’ and Matthew Hunt’s recording of the Mozart Clarinet Quintet was acclaimed by BBC Music Magazine as ‘the benchmark recording of this much recorded work.’

The concert will take place in the Memorial Hall, Freshwater, at 7pm. Tickets are £15 for adults and £2 for children and students; they can be purchased from or Totland Parish Office on 756028.

Please take a lateral flow test before the concert and wear a mask in the hall. Windows will be open so dress warmly.