Online Event: Piatti Quartet


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University of Southampton Concert Society 60th anniversary concert

Michael Trainor violin
Rebecca Chan violin
Tetsuumi Nagata viola
Jessie Ann Richardson cello

Beethoven Quartet in F, Op 18 No 1 (1800)
Dvořák Quartet in F, Op 96 American (1893)
Mark-Anthony Turnage Winter’s Edge (2016) – last movement

24 November 1960 saw the inaugural recital of Southampton’s University Concert Society. Given by the Martin String Quartet, it was the beginning of a concert series that welcomed some of the great classical music performers to the city, and led to the opening of Turner Sims in 1974.

To mark that defining moment in Southampton’s musical history, we invite you to revisit the occasion with a livestreamed broadcast by leading chamber ensemble – and prizewinners at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition – the Piatti Quartet.

The Piatti’s programme includes two works that were featured on the opening night 60 years ago – the first of Beethoven’s string quartets, and Dvořák’s popular American quartet, written by the Czech-born composer during his stay in the United States. The programme also includes a movement of music by a composer who marks his own 60th birthday in 2020. Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Winter’s Edge was co-commissioned by the Piatti Quartet and premiered by them in 2019.

You can buy a ticket to enjoy this concert online until 7pm, Sunday 29 November

This concert will be available for ticket holders to view until Monday 30 November, 10am

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Through the generous support of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust we are able to offer young people aged 8-25 the fantastic opportunity to experience selected concerts absolutely free.

Image Credit: Alexander Barnes, Apple and Biscuit Recordings

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