The Villiers Quartet and MishMash Productions present:
A presentation of the string quartet as you’ve never experienced it before. From the epic to the intimate this internationally renowned quartet will take you on a journey into the inner workings of the genre.
This concert takes new audiences through a window into the virtuosic and vexed soul of a profoundly deaf Beethoven, on a wander through the epic fiddling of Finnish patriot Sibelius, and through the trauma of tortured genius Shostakovich; picking up along the way the forgotten romanticism of William Alwyn and the unreserved joy of the father of the string quartet, Haydn. With plenty of humour and jubilant moments of music in between, this roller coaster ride poignantly and dramatically shares the musical passions of the Villiers with young audiences.
Also featuring works by Musgrave, Marsalis and Britten this performance has been created in collaboration with the award-winning production company MishMash Productions specifically for KS2 school groups and children aged 7 – 11 and their families.
45 minutes with no interval.
With funding from Arts Council England, The Villiers Trust, Nottingham Chamber Music Festival and support from Nottingham High School, Nottingham Lakeside Arts, The National Centre for Early Music and The Gulbenkian.