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MIDDLESBROUGH’S relaxed and informal Classical Café returns this weekend with a special musical collaboration

The monthly classical music event is held at TP Coffee House at Royal Middlehaven House, home of Python Gallery, on Gosford Street in central Middlesbrough.

On the afternoon of Sunday, February 26, the venue welcomes the Kildale Quartet and pianist Alison Gill.

The Kildale Ensemble is formed by a group of friends to provide a unique musical experience to a variety of audiences. It is an amateur ensemble and takes its name from the North Yorkshire Moors village where rehearsals were first held.

The Quartet aims to create an informal atmosphere during performances, offering programmes containing a mixture of music from a variety of genres, so there is something for everyone.

For this concert the quartet will team up with local pianist Alison Gill to perform Schubert’s famous ‘Trout’ Quintet.

Rebecca Topping, who programmes the Classical Café concerts for Middlesbrough Council, said: “The shows are aimed at presenting music in a more relaxed and informal setting and encourage younger audiences or concert first-timers.

“They also cater for a need for young performers to gain performance practice if they are preparing for a career in music. They are really nice concerts that are only one hour long, and you can eat cake and drink tea while you listen!”

 Tickets £3, under 12s free. Doors open at 2.15pm for refreshments, and concert is 3pm – 4pm. Tickets available on the door or from www.middlesbroughtownhallonline.co.uk (Please note that tickets are being handled by Middlesbrough Theatre. Anyone collecting tickets before Saturday, February 25 will need to collect them from the theatre.)