In a drive to access the wider community and create a more accessible path to chamber music, the Edinburgh Quartet decided to begin a new initiative; a “pop-up concert hall”. The fundamental idea behind this was to break down barriers to classical music and broaden people’s horizons.
Funded by Creative Scotland and with great thanks to Cameron Toll and Space to Trade, the quartet were able to use a space at Cameron Toll Shopping Centre on a bustling Sunday afternoon. Three performances were given throughout the day for the general public, including works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and a sneak preview of Tom Harrold’s ‘Silent Shores’ which was premiered the following week at their Edinburgh & Glasgow concerts. Audience members of all ages also had the opportunity to chat with the quartet, as well as listen & enjoy the performances.
The Quartet plans to do more of these types of events next season in the various locations where it will be performing.