Music

The Carducci Quartet

Shostakovich String Quartet Cycle

Thursday 20 & Monday 24 October, 2.30pm & 8pm

St Peter’s Methodist Church Tickets

£20 per concert

Any 2 concerts £35

Complete series £70 (all prices incl. £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

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The Carducci Quartet

Matthew Denton           Violin

Michelle Fleming          Violin

Eoin Schmidt-Martin    Viola

Emma Denton               Cello

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Thursday 20 October, 2.30pm

Shostakovich Quartets No 1, No 2, No 3

Thursday 20 October, 8pm

Shostakovich Quartets No 4, No 5, No 6, No 7

Monday 24 October, 2.30pm

Shostakovich Quartets No 8, No 9, No 10, No 11

Monday 24 October, 8pm

Shostakovich Quartets No 12, No 13, No 14, No 15;

Written between 1938 and 1974, Shostakovich’s cycle of string quartets not only holds a significant place in chamber music’s repertoire, but offers insights into the composer’s state of mind, as he navigated a precarious route between creative honesty and survival in Stalin’s Soviet Union. More private than his symphonies, the Quartets illustrate the shattering impact of raw emotion in music. It is an exceptional experience to hear them played chronologically – and not to be missed.

Described by The Strad as presenting 'a masterclass in unanimity of musical purpose, in which severity could melt seamlessly into charm, and drama into geniality', the internationally-renowned Anglo-Irish Carducci Quartet have made this Cycle their own since they first tackled it on the fortieth anniversary of the composer’s death

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Performance dates

Shostakovich String Quartet Cycle

Thu 20 Oct

2:30 pm

Shostakovich String Quartet Cycle

Thu 20 Oct

8:00 pm

Shostakovich String Quartet Cycle

Mon 24 Oct

2:30 pm

Shostakovich String Quartet Cycle

Mon 24 Oct

8:00 pm

Tickets for all events are now on sale!

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Thu 20 Oct - Mon 24 Oct

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