The Tricycle Theatre, London Classical Music Series 2012 Artistic Director: Tamsin Waley-Cohen with the Honeymead Ensemble ‘Warm, focused, joyous… a marvellous chamber series’ The Sunday Times Sunday 20 May, 7pm Mother Russia Leading the Classical Music Series into the summer months The Honeymead Ensemble perform two of the great Russian string quartets. Arensky’s ‘Cello’ Quartet No. 2 in A minor  was written in memory of Tchaikovsky and is deeply rooted in Russian folk, this gem of Russian Romanticism has a uniquely rich and dark sound. Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 3 in E-Flat minor was written in memory of his great friend, the violinist Ferdinand Laub. Symphonic in scope, and filled with moments of intense grief and longing, this work is considered the great Russian Romantic quartet.