24 October 15.00 (GMT + 1)
The Revolutionary Drawing Room
Beethoven – The Late Quartets
Beethoven - String Quartet in C# minor, Op. 131
Rachel Stott - String Quartet No.4, ‘Euphonia'
Beethoven’s self-deprecating description of Op. 131 as a quartet ‘put together from various pilferings’ belies his true feeling for it, as the favourite of his late quartets. Radical in structure, its seven movements linked in a chain of continuously evolving ideas, it combines the technical complexities of fugue with moments of charming simplicity and humour.
‘Euphonia’ takes its name from a story in Berlioz’s Evenings in the Orchestra, which describes a German city in the year 2344, devoted exclusively to music. Composed during lockdown in spring 2020, ‘Euphonia’ imagines four musicians from this city escaping in a hot air balloon to seek their fortune in London.
Tickets: £20 (Book all FOUR concerts for £50)
Concessions £10 (Book all FOUR concerts for £25). Children FREE (tickets are required)
DIGITAL VERSION AVAILABLE at www.sjss.org.uk from 31st October 2020