Heath Quartet

Venue Great Hall

Running time 90

Artists: Oliver Heath violin, Sara Wolstenholme violin, Gary Pomeroy viola, Chris Murray cello


Central Rake (Downstairs) £20 | Students and U16 £10

Bench Seat (Balcony or Downstairs) £15 | Students and U16 £7.50

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Next date 19th August 7:45 pm

About this event

A nutritious, thought-provoking programme of works from this much-loved string quartet, returning to Dartington.

The whole of the second half comprises Beethoven’s Op.132 transcendant, late statement; before the interval, Britten’s Quartet no.2, which was was written to mark Purcell’s 250th anniversary in 1945. (Purcell’s Fantasia Upon One Note, with Britten playing the drone on the viola, was added to this work’s first recording, on a 78.) Eleanor Alberga’s exhilarating, one movement quartet – commissioned by the Smith Quartet in 1994 – opens the concert.

Eleanor Alberga Quartet no.2
Britten Quartet no.2
Beethoven Quartet in A minor Op.132

Made For Dartington

Don’t miss:
Quatuor Hermès on 11 August
Thomas Gould and Friends on 14 August
Quatuor Hermès playing the Schubert Quintet with Adrian Brendel on 15 August
Heath Quartet playing Jörg Widmann’s Complete Quartets on 23 August

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.

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