Elias Quartet with Benjamin Frith, piano.
Saturday 22 July 7.30 pm
Picture Gallery, Paxton House
Beamishi ~ Reed Stanzas (String Quartet No 3)
Schuberti ~ String Quartet in D minor ‘Death and the Maiden’
Schumanni ~ Piano Quintet
The internationally renowned Elias Quartet makes its Paxton debut with two pillars of the chamber music repertoire. Schubert’s late quartet, the deeply anguished Death and the Maiden, is based on his song of the same name. Schumann’s exuberant Piano Quintet, written for his pianist wife Clara to perform, is considered one of his finest compositions. The programme opens with the acclaimed Scottish based composer Sally Beamish’s third String Quartet. These Reed Stanzas, written on the Isle of Harris, draw their inspiration from the Hebridean and East Anglian coastlines, along with the Gaelic roots of the Quartet’s 2nd violinist, Donald Grant.
‘A tour de force, justly acclaimed by the audience’ ’ –BBC Music Magazine
Tickets £25.00 (concessions £12.50)
Approximate duration: 2 hrs
Buffet suppers in the Hayloft Gallery from 6pm – tickets £24.00