Beethoven Bartók Now will see the Solem Quartet collaborate with leading young composers of today to perform commissioned new works and present the historic works of Beethoven and Bartók in a new light, as well as producing a wealth of digital content and educational activity.
The launch concert, Part I: Night Music, will take place on Thursday 17th December at St Giles’ Church, Camberwell, at 7:00pm. This concert will place Beethoven’s op. 130 Quartet and Bartók’s Quartet no. 5 alongside music by Aaron Parker, who will explore the magic and mystery of Bartok’s ‘night music’ style via a tapestry of sound created by the string quartet and added electronics.
The Solem Quartet will feature on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ programme this coming Wednesday 18th November.
The members of the quartet look forward to performing works by Beethoven, Price and Adès live on air, in between chatting with Sean Rafferty about their upcoming performances for Wimbledon International Festival and Spotlight Chamber Music. They will also be making an exciting announcement about their new Solem Lates project, which begins next month…
Tune in at approximately 5:05pm on Wednesday to hear the Solem Quartet’s appearance.
The Solem Quartet looks forward to performing as part of Spotlight Chamber Concerts in December at St John’s Church, Waterloo.
Spotlight Chamber Concerts is jointly presented by Bandstand Chamber Festival and St John’s Waterloo, and will take place from 28th November to 19th December.
The Solem Quartet’s concert is on Friday 11th December at 6.30pm, and tickets can be purchased here.
This year, the festival will be celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, and will focus closely on exploring the performers’ relationships with the music they play.
The Solems will be performing Beethoven’s Quartet no. 13 in B flat major, op. 130, and the streamed concert will also feature a discussion of the piece with quartet members Amy Tress, William Newell, Stephen Upshaw and Stephanie Tress — use this link to book tickets now.