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ZRI - Bradfield Festival of Music

30 Jun 2023 19:30 - 21:30

ZRI stands for Zum Roten Igel, or To The Red Hedgehog Tavern, a 19th Century Viennese drinking joint that saw folk and gypsy musicians along with some of the great classical composers such as Schubert and Brahms.

ZRI is led by clarinet virtuoso Ben Harlan with Matthew Sharp (cello), Max Baillie (violin), Jon Banks (accordion) and Iris Pissaride (santouri).

"Brahms and the Gypsy": ZRI perform the Brahms Clarinet Quintet re-scored with santouri (Greek island hammer dulcimer) and accordion to bring out the gypsy and Hungarian qualities of this much loved piece of chamber music.

This was ZRI’s debut programme and has toured the UK extensively, and has been recorded to critical acclaim.