Rush Hour Concert: Launching EQ: Folk

folk-frontWith the first of the ever popular Rush Hour concerts for 2016-17, The EQ will joined by pioneering Scottish traditional musician, Mairi Campbell and one of Scotland’s foremost composers, Alasdair Nicolson, to explore the influences behind Nicolson’s String Quartet no.3, Slanting Rain. Written in 2015 for the Edinburgh Quartet in memory of his mother, the piece takes Gaelic folksong as its inspiration. As well as exploring the work in detail with Alasdair Nicolson, Mairi Campbell and the quartet will improvise on the same themes in what promises to be a fascinating collaboration.

On Tuesday 25 October, with a prompt start at 5:30 PM, at St Andrew’s and St George’s West.
Admission: £10, £9 EQ Friend; Students/children free
http://www.edinburghquartet.com/concerts/2016-10-25/