Friday, 11 November 2011 7.30 pm in Cairns Church


Sara Bitlloch violin, Donald Grant violin, Martin Saving viola, Marie Bitlloch cello.

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Reed Stanzas: String Quartet No. 3
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String Quartet in C major Op. 20, No. 2
String Quartet in B flat major Op.130
Grosse Fuge Op. 133

This young British quartet - Radio 3 New Generation Artists and BBC Music Magazine Award winners - receive plaudits everywhere they play. This exciting programme includes not only Beethoven's barricade-storming Grosse Fuge quartet and a fine quartet by Haydn, but a new piece they have specially commissioned from Sally Beamish whose colourful, eloquent music always makes a powerful impression.

Sally Beamish    photo: Ashley Coombes