PURCELL Chacony in G minor (5’)
GRIME String Quartet No.1 (15’)
PURCELL Fantasia No.6 in F (4’)
MACKLAY Many Many Cadences (9’)
PURCELL Fantasia in C minor (4’)
BRITTEN String Quartet No.2 (30’)
Through an exploration of over five centuries of music, this concert celebrates the infinite possibilities of the string quartet. Highlights include Helen Grime’s theatrical work with three interlocking movements that ebb and flow, pulsing with life and infused with deep feeling. Purcell’s stately Fantasia is full of intricate invention and harmony, seemingly infused with light. The evening concludes with an epic quartet from one of the most original and enduring composers of the 20th century, Benjamin Britten.