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Music at Paxton – Carducci String Quartet

July 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Picture Gallery, Paxton House
Carducci String Quartet with
Emma Wilkins, flute
Esther Swift, harp
Calum Robertson, clarinet
Shostakovich String Quartet No 1 in C
Pärt Summa
Glass String Quartet No 3 ‘Mishima’
Shostakovich String Quartet No 4 in D
Ravel Introduction & Allegro
In 2015, the award-winning Carducci Quartet performed the complete cycle of Shostakovich’s fifteen string quartets across the UK and in the USA and Colombia, marking the 40th anniversary of the composer’s death. These masterworks move from the optimism and reminiscence of childhood to the pain and hardship suffered under Soviet oppression. They are contrasted in this programme with the gently hypnotic works of Arvo Pärt and Philip Glass, and the performance concludes with Ravel’s gloriously sunny Introduction and Allegro, for which the quartet
is joined by this afternoon’s performers.
Tickets £25.00 (concessions £12.50)
Approximate duration: 2 hrs