Special blue plaque unveiled to celebrate the Alberni String Quartet
Entertainment / Wed 13th Jul 2022 am31 08:21am
A SPECIAL blue plaque to mark the contribution of the Alberni String Quartet to culture in Harlow and across the world was unveiled at St Johns Arc in Old Harlow on Friday.
The plaque was unveiled by the vice-chair of Harlow Council, councillor Sue Livings.
The chair of the Harlow Civic Society, Tony Evans gave a speech to an audience that included past and present members of the quartet that graced many stages in Harlow, including the first week of the Harlow Playhouse in 1972 before going on to play all over the world including groundbreaking tours of China.
After the unveiling, we spoke to Gregory Baron and Peter Pople about the special day and their fondest memories being in the Alberni String Quartet.
It's with grateful thanks to Gregory, Peter, David, Matthew and Karin for being with us at the time of the UNVEILING of the plaque for the long-standing ALBERNI STRING QUARTET. It was remarkable to see a quintet of Alberni members; we deeply regretted the absence of Violinist Dennis Simons who was the founder member of the initial 'Simons String Quartet'. It turned into 'Alberni' it did not only sound good, but was the birthplace of Dennis in Canada. The whole world literally, seems to have come together through this event.