Lunch in Stratford-upon-Avon
Sep
28
12:00pm12:00pm

Lunch in Stratford-upon-Avon

We're pleased to bits to join forces with clarinettist Jack McNeill as part of the Stratford-upon-Avon Music Festival for some Fantastic Howell's and Mozart's inimitable quintet. And we might just have time for a short number from everyone's favourite little mushroom.

Howells – Fantasy Quintet, Op. 31
Schubert – Quartettsatz, D. 703
Mozart – Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 518

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Rush Hour with Raphaela
Sep
29
5:30pm 5:30pm

Rush Hour with Raphaela

  • St Stephen Walbrook, 39 Walbrook London, EC4N 8BN (map)
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We're rejoining the brilliant soprano Raphaela Papadakis for a programme of rarely heard masterworks. Brahms' Ophelia Lieder and Mendelssohn's Oder soll es Tod bedeuten? have been recently reimagined by Aribert Reimann for quartet and voice, highlighting their haunting lyricism, while the Schumann edges towards its own madness.

Brahms, arr. Reimann – Ophelia Lieder
Schumann – Sechs Gesänge, Op. 107
Mendelssohn, arr Reimann – Oder soll es Tod bedeuten?

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Gildas & Jack at Barber Institute
Oct
6
1:10pm 1:10pm

Gildas & Jack at Barber Institute

We're returning to the Barber Institute with clarinettist Jack McNeill for a Brahms' late masterwork, along with some lush Howells. 

Turnage, An Invention on Solitude
Finnissy, Liederkreis
LeFanu, Invisible Places
Skempton Clarinet Quintet
Skempton Duo for Clarinet and Cello
Skempton Duo for Clarinet and Violin

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Howard Skempton: Birthday Concert
Oct
13
7:30pm 7:30pm

Howard Skempton: Birthday Concert

We are excited to take part in Howard Skempton's birthday concert at Kings Place, performing his Clarinet Quintet with Jack McNeill, 'Catch' for string quartet and a London premiere of 'Expectancy' for choir and string quartet.

http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/music/howard-skempton-birthday-concert#.WSb8_GjyvIU

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Music in Motion at Conway Hall
Oct
28
3:30pm 3:30pm

Music in Motion at Conway Hall

The music is all around you. We're playing Janacek's "Kreutzer Sonata" quartet whilst moving through the Conway Hall to bring you closer than ever to Tolstoy's tale of lust, jealousy, and murder. This is part of a larger "Music in Motion" programme at Conway Hall with the London Musical Arts Orchestra. 

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Lincoln Chamber Music
Nov
11
7:30pm 7:30pm

Lincoln Chamber Music

A jaunty Italian adventure and a meditative sojourn introduce two of the cornerstones of the repertoire. The celebrated G major Op. 77, No. 1 shows Haydn at the height of his playfulness and wit, while the existential E minor Beethoven grapples with some of music's most monumental questions. 

Wolf – Italian Serenade
Howard Skempton – "Catch"
Haydn – Op. 77, No.1
Beethoven – Op. 59, No.2

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Live at St Wilfrid's
Nov
16
7:30pm 7:30pm

Live at St Wilfrid's

A rare chance to hear Britten's breathtaking third quartet. As his last completed work, it features haunting church bells overheard from his bed in Venice, undulating duets, and some of his most extreme spectral colours, culminating in a heartbreaking finale. It's not all doom and gloom though, as Beethoven rescues us with a stunning vision of hope and a rousing rondo to finish the evening. 

Wolf: Italian Serenade
Britten: Quartet No.3
Beethoven: Quartet op. 59 No. 2

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Mold Chamber Music
Dec
3
7:30pm 7:30pm

Mold Chamber Music

We're travelling to the beautiful Clwyd Theatr Cymru in Mold for some of our all-time favourites. Haydn at the top of his game, the inimitable Ravel quartet, and Brahms' extraordinary C minor masterwork. 

Haydn – Op. 77, No. 1 in G major
Ravel – Quartet in F major
Brahms – Op. 51, No. 1 in C minor

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Saddleworth Concert Society Recital
Dec
13
7:30pm 7:30pm

Saddleworth Concert Society Recital

Over to beautiful Saddleworth for an evening featuring Thomas Adès' latest quartet. We'll be giving an introduction to the piece: its subtle textures, innovative sound world, and extraordinary flights of fancy. Framing the Adès are two favourites from Haydn and Ravel. 

Haydn Op. 74 No. 1 in C major
Adès 'The Four Quarters' (with introduction and excerpts)
Ravel Quartet

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Four Seasons and Bach Double at St Martin's
Aug
31
7:30pm 7:30pm

Four Seasons and Bach Double at St Martin's

  • Saint Martin-In-The-Fields London, England, WC2N United Kingdom (map)
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An evening of baroque delights as Christopher and Gemma play Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Bach's Concerto for Two Violins with the London Musical Arts Orchestra. 

Mozart – Divertimento in D
Bach – Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
Vivaldi – Four Seasons

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Concertos at St Martin's
Jul
28
7:30pm 7:30pm

Concertos at St Martin's

  • Saint Martin-In-The Fields London, England, WC2N United Kingdom (map)
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Classic favourites at St Martin-in-the-Fields. Anna, Gemma, and Christopher are featured playing concertos by Bach and Vivaldi. We're joined by Huw Clement-Evans on oboe and the fantastic players of the London Musical Arts Orchestra.

Vivaldi – ‘Spring’ and ‘Summer’ from Four Seasons
Vivaldi – Cello Concerto in C minor
Marcello – Oboe Concerto in D minor
Bach – Concerto for Oboe and Violin in D minor

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Gildas at the King's Lynn Festival
Jul
24
11:00am11:00am

Gildas at the King's Lynn Festival

Join us for a hearty late-morning concert of two cherished cornerstones of the string quartet repertoire. Haydn and Beethoven are at the height of their powers for "Fifths" and Razumovsky 2. Also, we're delighted to be presenting a new work by young composer Ben Pease-Barton. 

Haydn - op. 76, no. 2, 'Fifths'
Ben Pease-Barton - 'Flytande'
Beethoven - op. 59, no. 2

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Music at St Mary's Kingswood
Jun
27
7:30pm 7:30pm

Music at St Mary's Kingswood

We're delighted to return to Wotton-under-Edge for a musical feast! Programme to feature sumptuous Korngold, whirling Wolf, and one of Beethoven's greatest. A tour de force and a grand old lark in the same evening! Great fun for all!

Haydn  Op 64 No. 5 "The Lark”
Korngold No. 2
Wolf Italian Serenade
Beethoven Op 59, No 2

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St Magnus Octets with the Edinburgh Quartet
Jun
21
7:30pm 7:30pm

St Magnus Octets with the Edinburgh Quartet

Join us in the round as we come together with the wonderful Edinburgh Quartet for two rarely heard octets. The programme pairs Shostakovich's young (and ever so slightly bonkers!) octet with Svendsen's critically acclaimed romantic masterwork. Youthful exuberance and full-blooded romance – sounds like an evening well spent!

Alasdair Nicolson  Quartet No. 3 “Slanting Rain”
Shostakovich   Octet
Janáček  Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata”
Svendsen   Octet in A, Op. 3

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St Magnus International Festival
Jun
19
1:00pm 1:00pm

St Magnus International Festival

We're pleased to bits to be heading to the St Magnus Festival in Orkney this June to give the world première of Philip Cashian's latest quartet. This concert also marks the first concert of our First Nights, Last Rites concert series, where we commission new works from some of our favourite composers to be paired with a late masterwork of the composer's choosing. In this case, Philip was very enthusiastic to write a piece to be paired with Schubert's "Death and the Maiden", his favourite quartet. This is a concert not to be missed!

Philip Cashian String Quartet No. 2  *World Première*
Schubert String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D.810 "Death and the Maiden"

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Conway Hall
May
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

Conway Hall

We return to one of our favourite venues for a traditional early evening concert followed by a special post-concert event featuring Janacek's first quartet.

The main performance features Haydn Op.77 no.1 quartet in G major and Frank Bridge Quartet no. 4. Afterwards join us for a glass of wine as we discard the music stands and play Janacek Quartet no. 1 'Kreutzer Sonata' from memory and from the centre of the audience as part of a 'Music in Motion' event. 

More Info

https://conwayhall.org.uk/event/gildas-quartet-2/

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Leamington Music with Jack McNeill
May
2
12:00pm12:00pm

Leamington Music with Jack McNeill

  • Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA (map)
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We're joining forces with Jack McNeill for Clarinet Quintets aplenty! This time, we feature the Skempton and Howells quintets, while returning to two of our favourite works for quartet, the brilliant A Major Haydn op. 20 no. 6, and Schubert's inimitable Quartet Quartettsatz. 

Haydn - Op.20 no.6
Skempton - Clarinet Quintet
Schubert - String Quartet D703
Howells - Rhapsodic Quintet

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Sowerby Music Society Recital with Alexander Baillie
Apr
8
12:00am12:00am

Sowerby Music Society Recital with Alexander Baillie

  • St. Oswald's Church Sowerby, North Yorkshire (map)
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Playing Schubert's Quintet with Alexander Baillie was one of our highlights of 2016 so we are very excited that he will be joining us again in Sowerby. We are pairing it with another great Austrian work, Korngold's second quartet, which is as charming and colourful as the Schubert is profound.  

Korngold - Quartet no. 2 in E flat major

Schubert - Quintet in C major 

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Scotland Octet Tour – Perth
Apr
3
7:30pm 7:30pm

Scotland Octet Tour – Perth

We're delighted to join forces with the Aurea Quartet for a rousing evening of Strauss, Korngold, and Mendelssohn. It's such a rare treat to play these pieces – it would be a shame to miss it!

Strauss Sextet from Capriccio
Korngold Sextet
Mendelssohn Octet

http://www.perthchambermusic.org.uk/

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Bollington Arts Centre
Mar
18
7:30pm 7:30pm

Bollington Arts Centre

Quite simply, Korngold is underplayed. Which is something we don't understand, as his music – particularly his chamber music – is extraordinary. Explore his lush, majestic, and occasionally quirky soundscapes in this brilliant quartet. Mozart's E-flat quartet features some of his most achingly beautiful writing, charmingly presented through exquisite understatement. But first, join us for a jaunty, all too brief tour of the Italian countryside.

Wolf Italian Serenade
Mozart Quartet in Eb major, K428
Korngold Quartet No.2

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