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|Augustine Hall »||7:30 pm||Monday 7 May 2012|
|Ticket Price||Ticket Info||Ticket Link||£14/£12 Friends/£7 students||Free to young people aged 25 and under, thanks to the Cavatina Ticket Scheme - on the door, subject to availability. Free to U16s when accompanied by a paying adult.||Ticket Link|
The Arditti Quartet
'I've given up groping for fresh superlatives to describe the Arditti's music-making. They are way beyond praise.' - Daily Telegraph
Founded in 1974 by the violinist Irvine Arditti, the Arditti Quartet are responsible for the commission of several hundred contemporary string quartets and other chamber works, including compositions by Andriessen, Cage, Birtwistle, Britten, Ferneyhough, Dillon, Harvey, Ligeti, Kagel, Xenakis and Stockhausen. These works have left a permanent mark on 20th century repertoire and have given the Arditti Quartet a firm place in muisc history.
Tonight's concert will be recorded and broadcast by BBC Radio 3 as part of the Royal Philharmonic Society's Encore Project. Encore selects works that deserve to be heard on the concert platform more often and tonight's concert features Phillip Neil Martin's award-winning string quartet 'An Outburst of Time'. Alongside this is a composition by one of the International Composer Pyramid winners, as well as a world premiere.
Phillip Neil Martin - An Outburst of Time
Victor Ibarra - Crossing Lines [International Composer Pyramid winner]
Brian Ferneyhough - Exordium
Paul Max Edlin - Frida Sketches [WORLD PREMIERE]
Thomas Adès - Arcadiana
Robert Saxton - Quartet No. 3
Duration: 1hr 40 minutes [inc interval]
A ticket for this event also entitles you to entry to 'Poetry and the Quartet' (8th May, 6pm).