Saddleworth Concert Society Recital
Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

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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Mold Chamber Music
Dec
3
7:30 PM19:30

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. 74, No. 1 in C major
Ravel – Quartet in F major
Brahms – Op. 51, No. 1 in C minor

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Live at St Wilfrid's
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

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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Music in Motion at Conway Hall
Oct
28
3:30 PM15:30

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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Gildas & Jack at Barber Institute
Oct
6
1:10 PM13:10

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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Rush Hour with Raphaela
Sep
29
5:30 PM17:30

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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Lunch in Stratford-upon-Avon
Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

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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Four Seasons and Bach Double at St Martin's
Aug
31
7:30 PM19:30

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
7:30 PM19:30

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
11:00 AM11:00

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
7:30 PM19:30

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
7:30 PM19:30

St Magnus Octets with the Edinburgh Quartet

  • St Magnus Cathedral Kirkwall Orkney (map)
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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
1:00 PM13:00

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
12:00 PM12:00

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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