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Meetup at the front of the Royal Exchange (close to Bank Underground Station entrance) between 7.00 and 7.15pm. The Concert starts at 7:30pm sharp.
Afterwards we will head off to a bar (the Crosse Keys, 9 Gracechurch Street,EC3V ODR for a quiet drink to discuss the performance.
The Concert starts at 7:30pm sharp.
Brodsky Quartet, Lore Lixenberg (mezzo-soprano), Cathal Breslin (piano)
Philip Hammond Chanson d'Automne
Elgar Piano Quintet Op 84
Nigel Osborne and others Trees, Walls, Cities for voice and string quartet (World première)
Brodsky Quartet present the world première of Trees, Walls and Cities – a specially commissioned song-cycle which links the eight ‘walled’ cities of Derry, London, Utrecht, Berlin, Vienna, Dubrovnik, Nicosia and Jerusalem. Eight composers, Theo Verbey, Isidora Zebeljan, Gerald Resch, Yannis Kyriakides, Habib Shehadeh Hanna, Jocelyn Pook, Christopher Norby and Søren Nils Eichberg have worked with either an existing text or a neighbouring poet, with linking material created by Nigel Osborne. Northern Irish composer, Philip Hammond’s single movement work, Chanson d'Automne, for string quartet and mezzo soprano opens the concert and Elgar’s Piano Quintet, composed in 1918 at the end of the Great War and full of nostalgia for a world that had changed forever, completes the first half.
Since its formation in 1972 the Brodsky Quartet has performed over 3000 concerts on the major stages of the world and released more than 60 recordings. A natural curiosity and insatiable desire to explore has propelled the group in many artistic directions and continues to ensure their rich and varied musical existence as one of the leading ensembles in the international chamber music scene. Their energy and craftsmanship have attracted numerous awards and accolades worldwide, while ongoing educational work provides a vehicle for passing on experience and staying in touch with the next generation.
This performance is in the Stunning Drapers Hall, which is worth a visit in itself!!See picture. All tickets include FREE Wine (or soft drinks) during the interval. Book immediately for the cheapest tickets (£10) which always sell out fastest!
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Afterwards we will head off to a bar for a quiet drink to discuss the performance.