Venue Great Hall
Running time 50
Artists: Oliver Heath violin, Sara Wolstenholme violin, Gary Pomeroy viola, Chris Murray cello, Sarah Gabriel soprano
Tickets £10 | Students and U16 £5
About this event
A unique chance to hear Jörg Widmann’s ambitious, expressive cycle of short quartets in one concert – a real festival experience.
Sarah Gabriel joins them for Widmann’s Quartet no.5.
Jörg Widmann Quartets 1-5
‘…invigorating and important…. it not only charts a new musical and imaginative terrain – one that is joyously free to plunder the entirety of music history from Mozart to Lachenmann – it has much to say about the way we hear the music of the past.’ – Guardian
Don’t miss the Heath Quartet this week in their other concerts:
Beethoven, Britten and Eleanor Alberga on 19 August
As part of Dartington’s New Music on 21 August
Playing New Chamber Music on 24 August
Read about Jörg Widmann in this lively interview with The Guardian
The dynamic and charismatic Heath Quartet are fast earning a reputation as one of the most exciting British chamber ensembles of the moment. Their recording of Tippett’s string quartets (Wigmore Live) received widespread acclaim and won the 2016 GRAMOPHONE Chamber Disk of the Year. A subsequent release on Harmonia Mundi of Tchaikovsky: Quartets 1 &3 was selected as Disk of the Week, by both The Sunday Times and BBC Radio 3.
The brilliant soprano Sarah Gabriel sings music spanning four centuries, from early Handel works to brand-new commissions. Sarah performs on the opera stage around the world, in recital and in oratorios, in contemporary music, and in music theatre. She made her triumphant European debut as Eliza Doolittle in Robert Carsen’s much-loved production of My Fair Lady at Théâtre du Châtelet, opposite Alex Jennings as Higgins.
Thursday 23rd August
Open daily 12.30 – 7pm
Phone: 01803 847070
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