Music At St Giles

21st May 2023

We are very pleased to be included in the May programme for Music At St Giles, at St Giles Camberwell. Tickets

Our 1 hour programme for this concert includes Haydn’s Op 33, no. 2 which has been given the title of “The Joke”. These set of Op 33 quartets were written in the Summer of 1781. When Mozart heard these pieces, he was so inspired by these works that went on to dedicate 6 of his own quartets in 1785, in honor of Haydn.

Shostakovich’s quartet no. 7 was written as a dedication to the memory of his wife in the year that would have been her 50th birthday. It is beautiful and soulful in parts, and at other times, displaying the characteristic lively rhythmical qualities which are familiar in Shostakovich’s writing. This is his shortest of all of the 15 string quartets that he wrote, but it is a display of beauty when so much can be said in such a brief moment of time.

We finish our programme with a selection of pieces of Nordic Folk songs which have been collected, arranged and gained in popularity through their international performances by the Danish String Quartet. These have been a wonderful discovery for us, and we are enjoying exploring the two albums which the Danish Quartet have created. like the Shostakovich quartet, there is a huge variety of styles within the selection we have chosen for this programme. Each one a melodic treat in their own right, but together they take the listener on a musical journey through the beautiful landscape of Northern Europe. We are looking forward to sharing this with our audience at St Giles.

The concert starts at 5.00pm. Doors open at 4.40 and a bar will be open before hand for drinks.

Ticket price: Full – £16 / 13-20 yr olds £9 / 12 yr olds and under are free.

A 10% discount is offered to Friends of Music At St Giles, with the correct discount code.

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