Last night, I was at Sage Gateshead Hall Two reviewing the first Late Mix concert of the season for Bachtrack. The programme was built around Britten’s first and last major works – the Sinfonietta and the 3rd string quartet. The final movement of the string quartet, was an absolute revelation to me. It’s quite simply one of those pieces of music that makes the world a better place.
You don’t normally get handed an electronic gadget and a questionnaire when you settle down in your seat for a concert, nor do you get a data presentation straight after the interval. Last night’s Musicon event by The Clerks was concert, drama and scientific experiment all rolled into one gloriously entertaining whole.