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 Wimbledon International Festival is taking place online this month, with a world-class line-up of international artists including Paul Lewis, Raphael Wallfisch and Michael Collins. Each ‘concert’ in the festival also includes a conversation with the artists about the music they are performing — the Solem Quartet will discuss their approach as they explore the depths of one of the greatest masterpieces of the repertoire, Beethoven’s Quartet no. 13 in B flat major, op. 130. Their performance will be streamed on Friday 20th November and, by way of a preview, they will perform the Finale from the Beethoven quartet on ‘In Tune’ on Wednesday.
Beethoven’s op. 130 quartet will also feature in the Solems’ Spotlight Chamber Music concert live at St John’s Waterloo on Friday 11th December. Part of a series which also features Steven Isserlis, Angela Hewitt, Anthony Friend, Roderick Williams and Susie Allan, their programme will also include Thomas Adès’s quartet ‘The Four Quarters’. They will sign off their ‘In Tune’ appearance this week with the third movement from Adès’s quartet, entitled ‘Days’.
In the ‘In Tune’ studio on Wednesday they will also play Florence Price’s ‘Summer Moon’, in an arrangement by the quartet’s second violinist William Newell, a work which will feature in their online performance for the University of Liverpool Department of Music on Wednesday 9th December
If you miss the live radio appearance, the programme will be available to listen again shortly after broadcast via this link.
with Sean Rafferty
Ludvig van Beethoven Finale from Quartet no. 13 in B flat major, op. 130
Florence Price Summer Moon, arr. William Newell
Thomas Adès ‘Days’, from The Four Quarters