Programme

Saturday 18th May 2019, 7:30 pm, Bawtree Concert Hall, Hazelwood, RH8 0QU

The Elias String Quartet

Elias String QuartetThe Quartet was formed in 1998 at the Royal Northern College of Music and now, two decades on, are firmly established as one of the most intense and vibrant quartets of their generation. Their journey through the complete Beethoven string quartets has captivated live audiences globally and is recorded on the Wigmore Hall's own CD label.

"The lyrical third movement was played so majestically that it moved this critic to tears, the human longing of Beethoven's prayer being played with such sensitivity and vulnerability. It is hardly ever the case that gratitude is the lasting impression of a concert, but this is one of them."

The Glasgow Herald

The Elias String Quartet played in the 2017 BBC Proms and are known at the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Carnegie Hall and the Washington Library of Congress. In 2018 they returned to the USA for two months before going on to France, Portugal, Sweden and Austria.

For O&LMS the Elias Quartet has chosen a selection from Bach's 'The Art of Fugue' BWV 1080; Mozart's String Quartet No.17 in B-flat major, K.458 known as 'The Hunt' and is the fourth of the quartets he dedicated to Haydn; Schumann's String Quartet in A major, No.3, Opus 41; and we will also hear a selection of Scottish folk songs especially arranged for string quartet by Donald Grant, who is a founder member of the Elias String Quartet.

Cavatina

The Society is very grateful to the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust for their support of this recital, which enables us to offer free entry for 8 to 25s inclusive.

 

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Additional Event

Saturday 6th July 2019, 7:30 pm, Bawtree Concert Hall, Hazelwood, RH8 0QU

Emmanuel Bach (violin), Jennifer Hughes (piano)

Emmanuel BachEmmanuel Bach has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at venues including Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and St Martin-in-the Fields. He won the 2018 Royal Over-Seas League String Competition. He has performed in the UK and abroad, playing concertos by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Paganini and Tchaikovsky.

Jennifer hughesHe was recently invited to play as a co-soloist with Anne-Sophie Mutter in Bach's Double Concerto. He has played on orchestral schemes with the BBC and London Symphony Orchestras.

Jennifer Hughes is a collaborative pianist specialising in the repertoire for piano and strings and is a Duo Coach for the String Department at the Royal College of Music. She has performed at many prestigious venues around Europe and in London at the Wigmore Hall Cadogan Hall and St John's Smith Square. She has been awarded the Royal Over-Seas League Accompanist's Prize, the National English Song Competition Accompanist's Prize and many other awards.

They will be performing dramatic pieces by Beethoven, Debussy, Paganini and Tchaikovsky. We are grateful to the Countess of Munster Musical Trust for their support of this concert.

Note for Season Ticket Holders:

This recital is not included in the 5-concert series covered by the Season Ticket so please buy extra tickets for the evening, which we have priced advantageously for you.
Cavatina

The Society is very grateful to the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust for their support of this recital, which enables us to offer free entry for 8 to 25s inclusive.

 

To see all the booking options please go to our Booking Information page