The Edinburgh Quartet will appear at The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh on Wednesday 15 May at 7.30pm in the final concert of their 2012/13 Queen’s Hall concert season. The Quartet will perform:
- Haydn: Quartet in E flat Major Op 33 No 2 ‘Joke’
- Britten: Quartet No 1 Op 25
- Tchaikovsky: Quartet No 1 in D major Op 11
The concert will mark the culmination of the Quartet’s tribute to Benjamin Britten in his centenary year. Written when the composer was just 28 years old, the string quartet Op 25 is a remarkable work with many ground-breaking features.
This season has also seen the Edinburgh Quartet performing all six string quartets in Haydn’s Op. 33 set. At this concert they will start the evening with No 2, the “Joke”, with its amusing finale that constantly has the audience wondering if the piece is over, and there are many smaller “jokes” throughout the movement. There will be a free, illustrated pre-concert talk at 6.30pm from Dr Roger B Williams of the University of Aberdeen.
Tickets £15, £12 concessions, £5 children and students (unreserved seating) on sale at The Queen’s Hall Box Office 0131 668 2019
More info: http://www.thequeenshall.net/whats-on/shows/edinburgh-quartet-May2013