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The Villaseca String Quartet - "White Man Sleeps - Britten, Brahms, Volans"


The Villaseca String Quartet - "White Man Sleeps - Britten, Brahms, Volans"
Sun, 6. October 2013, 14.30 h - 00.00 h
20th century Theatre - London


Following their sold out debut at the Edinburgh Festival The Vilaseca Quartet return to the 20th Century Theatre to give a recital of some of the most exciting works in the chamber music repertoire. 

Formed in the spring of 2012 at London’s Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music the VSQ has already received critical acclaim for their centenary concerts championing the neglected works of Benjamin Britten. 

The program chosen for this concert will begin with Benjamin Britten’s single movement work Alla Marcia, composed in 1933 it was premiered at the home of Frank Bridge for his birthday, February 26, 1933. 

The second work will be Brahms much loved String Quartet No. 2 in A minor Op. 51.

The VSQ will also perform Kevin Volans, White Man Sleeps. Composed in Durban, SA in 1982 Volans writing encapsulates the compositional styles of Bach, LIzt, Charles Ives, Stravinsky and Bartok. This a dynamic and rich work with strong rhythmic writing. 

The afternoon begins with Bloody Marys served from 230pm with the concert beginning at 3pm.

After the concert, attendees are invited to Paradise by way of Kensal Green for a post-show roast dinner accompanied by the curator Gus Robertson on the record decks.

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