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Sacconi Residency 2023 – Sacconi Quartet & Richard Navarro (vocals/keys)


Sacconi Residency Weekend – 6-8 Oct 2023

Friday 6th October, 2023


Genre-busting vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Richard Navarro performs his beautiful original material with the Sacconi Quartet for the very first time. Together with Nicholas Thurston on guitar/double bass, the 6-strong group will perform brand new arrangements of songs rich in melody and myth, set among landscapes of sea and sky. A very special meeting of sublime strings, beats and storytelling.


FREE event


Sacconi Quartet

Richard Navarro – vocals/keyboard

Nicholas Thurston – guitar/double bass

Weekend of great concerts, including many FREE events!

The Sacconi Quartet are resident quartet for the town of Folkestone in Kent. Folkestone has been the home of the annual Sacconi Festival for 15 years but the Quartet now have a year-round presence in the town with projects that take classical concerts outside of the usual concert venues!

Sacconi Residency Weekend 2023: 6-8 October, events for this year can be found below with more details being added over the next week or two, but they include Folkestone Young Strings Orchestra and the return of our Pro-Am Competition!

The objectives of the residency are:

  • Presenting chamber music in innovative ways, attracting new audiences through concerts and related activities in a range of interesting spaces across the Folkestone area
  • Integrating educational and community work with concerts and events in order to actively engage all ages and cultures in chamber music and artists’ collaborations
  • Collaborating with other artists in the town on community projects