Beethoven Bartók Now is an ambitious series bringing together the late quartets of Beethoven and the quartets of Bartók, uniquely reimagined with music from composers of today.
In a one-hour playlistform concert, ‘Beethoven Bartók Now: Pioneers’ features Bartók’s achingly beautiful 1st Quartet, Beethoven’s most exploratory and inventive work in the genre, Op. 131, and A Prayer at the Edge of Silence, a new work by David John Roche.
" 'A Prayer at the Edge of Silence' is a 5-movement piece of music about hope. The wild, joyful, and excited music of the first and final movements sits alongside the yearning, cathartic lyricism and bold, crisp, freshness of the central three. The titular prayer sits gently, offering a whispering moment of rest and stillness - this is a positive, happy piece of music and a call for clearer, happier, calmer times ahead." - David John Roche.
The evening will commence with a 20-minute ‘Unpacking Beethoven Bartók Now Live’ presentation from members of the quartet.
Tickets: £15 (Concessions £12) + booking fee