Sir Willard White joins the Brodsky Quartet for an evening of American Songbook classics, plus much more besides.


“Some years ago we decided that we wanted to pay tribute to and formally acknowledge the work of the great Hollywood String Quartet. It took the form of 3 concerts; two of the programmes focused on their inspirational recordings of certain classical masterpieces but in the third, we chose to celebrate the work they did with Frank Sinatra and in particular the extraordinary Close to You album. You can imagine how thrilled we were when the legendary Sir Willard White agreed to join us, not to impersonate Old Blue Eyes but to take a stroll through the American Song Book. We have had so much fun putting together this inspiring collection of songs (in new arrangements by members of the quartet).”

Paul Cassidy


Example Programme:

Hoedown A.Copland arr. P.Cassidy/J.Thomas

Lullaby G.Gershwin

Porgy and Bess (excerpts) G.Gershwin arr.P.Cassidy

The Ash Grove and The Foggy Dew Trad. arr. B.Britten/P.Cassidy

Elegy J.Massenet arr. P.Cassidy

Dover Beach S.Barber


Blues (from violin sonata) M.Ravel arr. A.Haveron

Poeme B.Britten

Long Time Ago and The Dodger A.Copland arr. P.Cassidy

P.S.I Love You Jenkins/Mercer arr. N.Riddle/I.Belton

They Didn’t Believe Me Kern arr.J.Thomas

Close To You Hoffman/Lampl/Livingstone/ arr. N.Liddle/A.Haveron

Jamaica Farewell Lord Burgess arr.J Jacobson

My Way Anka/Revaux/Thibault/ Francois arr.D.Gordon/J.Thomas