Standing in for the Takács Quartet who had to postpone their European tour, the Solems will present quartets by Mendelssohn and Beethoven, either side of ’Sunrise’, a selection of short works and arrangements from their recent Orchid Classics disc ‘The Four Quarters’.
In their role as ‘Featured Artists’, the Solem Quartet will give two prominent concerts at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival in Cardiff.
Their concerts will take place on 13 and 14 September, and will feature several works by Pēteris Vasks, as well as music by leading Welsh composers. Members of the quartet will also deliver a workshop as part of the Peter Reynolds Composer Studio.
Both concerts take place in Cardiff University Concert Hall, and will be streamed live on the Vale of Glamorgan Festival YouTube channel.
From just after 5pm, Sean Rafferty will chat to the players about their upcoming debut CD ‘The Four Quarters’, which will be released on Orchid Classics two days later on 17 September. The Solems will also perform a selection of short works from the disc live on air, including arrangements by members of the Quartet.
In addition, they will perform the second movement of Pēteris Vasks’s String Quartet no. 3, which will have featured two days earlier in their programme for the Vale of Glamorgan Festival at Cardiff University Concert Hall. This concert will also feature Vasks’s Quartet no. 2 ‘Summer Tunes’ and will be live streamed via the Festival’s YouTube channel.
The ‘In Tune’ broadcast on Wednesday 15 Sept begins at 5pm, and can be heard live either on the radio or online.