THE Frith Piano Quartet will be raising the rafters of Malvern Theatres this autumn, with an offering of Farrenc, Faure and Schubert.

The musical treat will be a Malvern Concert Club event, on September 26.

A spokesman said: “The Frith Piano Quartet was formed in 2001 by a group of likeminded musicians who wanted to explore the wealth of wonderful music written for the piano quartet medium. The group’s founder members included the pianist Benjamin Frith and cellist Richard Jenkinson, latterly joined by David Le Page and Robin Ireland, all distinguished soloists in their own right.

“The quartet’s first concerts were at the CBSO’s Centre Stage, Birmingham, where they performed the complete piano quartets of Brahms, Fauré and Mozart. Fauré ‘s enchanting first quartet forms the centrepiece of the Malvern concert.”

The spokesman added: “The Frith Piano Quartet has a keen interest in performing unjustly neglected works that are not so often heard in the concert hall. Together with John Tattersdill, former Double Bass Section Leader in the CBSO, they open the concert with one such work, the first Piano Quintet by the French composer, virtuoso pianist and teacher, Louise Farrenc (1804-75). Highly successful in her lifetime, Farrenc became neglected after her death until ‘rediscovered’ in recent years. With the double bass, her two piano quintets share the same scoring as one of the most popular works in the whole chamber music canon, Schubert’s ‘Trout’ Quintet, which provides a joyful conclusion to the first concert of our season.”

This concert is supported by Vale Pianos, Pershore through the loan of a Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano.

Tickets and further details: 01684 892277