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As Durham University’s professional concert series, Musicon’s aim is to bring top-class musical performance from across the world to Durham, engaging, delighting and inspiring audiences from both the university and city of Durham and beyond. Rooted in the university’s world-leading Music Department, Musicon draws on the special expertise and enthusiasms of its staff to create programmes which are diverse, inclusive and at the cutting-edge of musical research and knowledge, ranging from Western classical, early and contemporary music to the musical traditions of India, the Far East and elsewhere: a unique cultural resource in the North East.

For our 2022-23 season we will be publishing our list of events here on our website and through Music Durham as soon as they are confirmed. For the time being we will only be offering a limited number of pre-booked tickets, sold through the Music Durham website. However, if you are unable to get a ticket, we will continue to offer excellent online concerts, through our YouTube channel. If you have not already dipped into these, we urge you to have a look at our wonderful past concerts, still available on the site.


Frankland Quartet

Date: Wednesday, 7 June 2023

Doors Open: 8:00pm, Event: 8:15pm-9:15pm

Venue: Dining Hall, Hatfield College, North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3RQ

Ticket prices: £10 Standard / £5 Student / £1 under-18s

Tickets available via Event Durham or on the door

Accessibility: Please get in touch to confirm arrangements


Music for a summer evening in the company of one of the North East’s finest classical ensembles. The Frankland Quartet makes a welcome return to MUSICON with two contrasting masterpieces, Haydn’s radiant ‘Sunrise’ Quartet and Janáćek’s passionate ‘Intimate Letters’.

Haydn: String Quartet in Bb, op.76 no.4, ‘Sunrise’

Janáček: String Quartet no.2, ‘Intimate Letters’

A group of people sitting on the ground with their instrument cases