Lakeside Arts
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Lakeside Arts
Event Detail

Doric String Quartet

Thursday 06 October, 7.30pm
Djanogly Recital Hall


1 hour 30 minutes (including interval)

Beethoven Quartet in F minor, Op.95 
Haydn Quartet in E flat, Op.50 No.3 
Beethoven Quartet in G, Op.18 No.2

The Doric String Quartet opens Lakeside’s music season with a classic programme of Beethoven and Haydn quartets. 

Firmly established as one of the leading quartets of its generation, the Doric String Quartet receives enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe. With repertoire ranging from Haydn through to Bartok, Ades and Brett Dean, the Quartet’s schedule takes them to the leading concert halls around the world.

The Doric Quartet consists of Alex Redington- violin, Ying Xue- violin, Hélène Clément- viola and John Myerscough - cello with Hélène Clément playing a viola by Guissani from 1843, generously on loan from Britten-Pears Arts and previously owned by Frank Bridge and Benjamin Britten.

This is a largely Haydn-inspired and influenced performance, Haydn was one of Beethoven's most influential teachers, which is reflected in his work. The Beethoven Quartet in G, is a comedic piece, ladened with wit, where even the slow movement is a humorous play on, and callback to, the more serious finale of Haydn's C major quartet OP.5 No.2.

A quartet in complete control of its performance delivered a nearly perfect realization of a work by a composer in complete control of his powers.”
The Boston Musical Intelligence


Thanks to the generous support of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust we are able to offer young people aged 8-25 free tickets to this concert. Click here for information on how to apply for the CAVATINA membership scheme.