MUSIC BOX: Travel ban means change of concert

Ensemble 360's Laur�ne Durantel with Theo the Bear entertaining a young patient at the Children's Hospital as part of an Arts for Health project aimed at brightening up the day for children, patients and staff.'''with theobl
Ensemble 360's Laur�ne Durantel with Theo the Bear entertaining a young patient at the Children's Hospital as part of an Arts for Health project aimed at brightening up the day for children, patients and staff.'''with theobl

BRAHMS’ Clarinet Quintet will make a previously unscheduled appearance in Ensemble 360’s concert on March 11 after Music in the Round’s spring season has resumed in the Crucible Studio.

Originally billed as Laurène Durantel’s desert island concert, the French double bass player is pregnant and has been advised to avoid travelling.

The Brahms has replaced two works that she would have been playing in but a third, Dohnányi’s Serenade for violin, viola and double bass, will go ahead with cello instead of double bass.

Given the sonority Gemma Rosefield is capable of generating from her cello it may well be no mean substitute, while Schumann’s Third Piano Trio also remains as advertised.

Laurène’s pregnancy means she will not be around the May Festival, at which time her baby is due, but Music in the Round are side-stepping the question of whether there will be any changes to the ensemble’s concert on March 31 when she would have been involved in two works.