On Saturday, December 2 at 4pm, the Kodaly Quartet, one of the world’s great string quartets, will be coming to Hellens, Much Marcle with a most enticing programme which reflects both their long association with Haydn and Beethoven and their championing of the music of their homeland of Hungary.

The concert opens with Haydn’s famous ‘Emperor’ Quartet, containing the theme that was much later to provide Germany with its national anthem, and finishes with the last of Beethoven’s three ground-breaking quartets commissioned by the Russian music patron Count Razumovsky. Between them will be heard the second of the Hungarian composer Ern? Dohnányi’s string quartets. This is a deeply romantic work composed in 1906. To book, call the box office at The Courtyard on 01432 340555 or visit courtyard.org.uk to book online.