Artistic Temperaments: Pocket Sinfonia


Travel back in time with Pocket Sinfonia and experience the atmosphere of a 19th-century drawing room party.

Orchestral-scale music, usually only heard in much larger settings, was adapted to the intimacy of a chamber music performance. This was made possible via various transcriptions by composers of the 19th century, including Hummel.

Pocket Sinfonia have since also made their own arrangements, using both modern and period instruments. They apply spontaneity and vigour to creations that are not merely a smaller version of a great piece, but something new and artistic in its own right. It also allows the poor pianist to finally get to play some symphonies!

Pocket Sinfonia
Rosie Bowker flute
Eleanor Corr violin
Thomas Isaac cello
Emil Duncumb fortepiano

Mozart (arr Hummel)  Overture The Marriage of Figaro
Haydn (arr Clementi) Symphony No 102 in B flat, Hob I:102
CPE Bach Quartet in A minor, Wq93
Mozart (arr Hummel) Symphony No 35 in D, K385 Haffner

Download the concert programme

FREE TICKETS FOR 8-25 YEAR OLDS TO SELECTED CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS Through the generous support of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust, we are able to offer young people aged 8-25 the fantastic opportunity to experience selected concerts absolutely free.

Discover more CAVATINA events this season: 

Artistic Temperaments: Liturina Fortepiano Trio – Saturday 10 February, 7.30pm

Carducci Quartet & Anton Lesser | Life, Letters and Friendship – Sunday 10 March, 3pm

Samantha Ege & Castle of our Skins | African Tales – Sunday 26 May, 7.30pm


Find out what else is on for Artistic Temperaments Festival

• Festival Ticket: book for all eight events for £46 (full price without discount £52)
Discount will be applied automatically at checkout

• Turner Sims Friends will receive their 10% discount whilst booking individual events for Artistic Temperaments Festival. If a Friend books for all eight events, the Festival Event Ticket (£46) will automatically apply.

• Student Festival Ticket: £20

Booked separately: Try the Pianos
9 – 11 February, times variable over the festival
Tickets £5 for a 15-minute session
1 person per slot (carers/guardians can accompany but will need to book a separate slot if they want to play)




Under 18£10.00