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Solem Quartet back under the Spotlight

The Solem Quartet will be joined by four friends to perform Schubert’s largest-scale chamber work as part of Spotlight Chamber Concerts in London.

Having featured in the inaugural Spotlight Chamber Concerts series at the end of last year, the Quartet returns to the atmospheric surroundings of St John’s Church Waterloo to perform Schubert’s Octet in F major.

The performance takes place on Friday 4th June at 9:00pm, and tickets can be purchased via the Spotlight Chamber Concerts website.

Founded in December 2020 to provide Covid-safe chamber concerts in central London, Spotlight Chamber Concerts brings some of the world’s finest classical musicians to the safely socially-distanced interior of one of London’s landmark churches, St John’s Waterloo, as part of the Waterloo Festival. With dramatic lighting centred only on the performers, the audience is invited to focus solely on the immersive experience of live music in this series of outstanding concerts and recitals set to lighten up your evenings in the months ahead.

The Solem Quartet is joined by clarinettist Anthony Friend (who is also Artistic Director of the series), Catriona McDermid (bassoon), Stephen Craigen (horn) and Marianne Schofield (double bass), to perform Schubert’s Octet in F Major, D. 803.
The Octet was composed in 1824 at the request of renowned clarinettist Ferdinand Troyer, who requested a work similar to Beethoven’s Septet, op. 20.

Solem Quartet & Friends | Spotlight Chamber Concerts: London | Fri 4 June 2021 | 9:00 pm

Schubert Octet in F Major, D. 803

Solem Quartet
Anthony Friend, clarinet
Catriona McDermid, bassoon
Stephen Craigen, French horn
Marianne Schofield, double bass

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