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Villiers Quartet & Tom Hill, keyboards & Skipton Camerata

Midlands Community Music: Musical Responses to Lockdown by Students

Sunday 29 November, 11am
Online Event

Music

‘VQ Create’ - new compositions for string quartet by East Midlands students
Tom Hill, Promenade
Susie Self, The Frontline Worker

Our first concert explores how Midlands music students have adapted to lockdown. The Villiers Quartet performs works composed by East Midlands secondary-school students in response to the pandemic.

These students worked with the Villiers and University of Nottingham composer Elizabeth Kelly via online platforms over the past five months under the umbrella of the ‘VQ Create’ project with support from Arts Council England.

The concert also features music composed and performed by University of Nottingham students and recent graduates after the University moved teaching online in spring 2020.

PART OF NottNOISE NEW MUSIC MARATHON.

To see full line up, please visit the main festival page  Blue arrow linking to festival main page

About the artists (click to expand)

Named after Villiers Street in London, the Villiers Quartet encompasses the grand and iconic spirit of the extraordinary music tradition in Britain. Hailed as “Champions of British Music” (The Observer), the Villiers Quartet has developed a reputation as an exceptional interpreter of British composers. The VQ has released acclaimed recordings of works by Elgar, Delius, Peter Racine Fricker, William Sterndale Bennett, and David Matthews. The VQ has been praised for “exquisite ensemble playing” (Seen & Heard International), and their absolute “commitment and virtuosity” (The Sunday Times).

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Interview:

THE VILLIERS QUARTET IN LOCKDOWN – EMPOWERING COMMUNITY CREATIVITY

The Villiers Quartet join University of Nottingham composer Elizabeth Kelly to discuss their work with East Midlands secondary-school students on new string quartet compositions through the ‘VQ Create’ project.


Interview:

UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM MUSIC STUDENTS IN LOCKDOWN

University of Nottingham students and recent alumni join University of Nottingham composition lecturer Elizabeth Kelly and Music Head of Department Mervyn Cooke to discuss their musical responses to lockdown. 


VILLIERS QUARTET: NOTTINGHAM STORIES

Individual members of the Villiers Quartet perform in iconic Nottingham venues in lockdown. 

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