Escher Quartet performing in the Rose Studio
Matthew Murphy

Feb. 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Britten II: 'Hearts at Peace, Under an English Heaven' -Rupert Brooke

Tickets $40

Featuring:

Escher String Quartet (Adam Barnett-Hart, Wu Jie, violin; Pierre Lapointe, viola; Dane Johansen, cello)

Program:

Britten: Quartet No. 3 for Strings, Op. 94 (1975)

Bridge: Novelletten for String Quartet (1904)

Birtwistle: Selections from Nine Movements for String Quartet (1991–96)

Elgar: Quartet in E minor for Strings, Op. 83 (1918)

There is a wealth of string quartet music written by English composers, and this program includes some of the very best, ranging from the lush romantic works of Elgar to the modernist movements by Birtwistle. Frank Bridge was tutor to Britten, teaching him privately from the age of fourteen.