15 Gildas Quartet

, Start Time: 13:00, End Time: 14:00 St Magnus Cathedral Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX

Philip Cashian  String Quartet No. 2  *World Première*
Schubert  String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D.810 Death and the Maiden

Schubert’s most well known quartet, written near the end of his life, takes his own song as its title and the music of this song as a starting point for its second movement.  The music weaves a passionate and intense web of texture and melody, almost Beethovenian in scale, with sudden dramatic and dynamic shifts.  Philip Cashian is Head of Compostion at the Royal Academy of Music and is an acclaimed composer performed throughout the world.  His second quartet is co-commissioned by the St Magnus International Festival and Britten Pears Foundation and its movements have the titles Swarming, Drifting, Freezing, Reeling.

The award-winning Gildas Quartet has instantly earned itself a reputation for its refreshing approach and exciting precision combining a love of the classic repertoire and music of today. The quartet has worked closely with the likes of Harrison Birtwistle and Colin Matthews and has a commitment to commissioning new work.

Tickets £25, £20, £12 Concessions £19, £15, £8

Duration 1 hour

 

Location Map

St Magnus Cathedral

Broad Street KW15 1NX

Tel: 01856 874894

I, Pilgrim

19:30 - 20:50 , Kirkwall

The Trondheim Soloists

22:00 - 23:10 , Kirkwall

Edinburgh Quartet

14:30 - 16:30 , Stromness

Hear My Music & The Assembly Project

15:30 - 16:30 , Kirkwall

Robin Michael & Savitri Grier

22:00 - 23:10 , Kirkwall

Gildas Quartet

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

Excursion: Alison McNeill & Sasha Savaloni

14:15 - 17:15 , Dounby

Steven Osborne

19:00 - 21:00 , Kirkwall

Ashley Fripp

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

Excursion: Mhairi Lawson & Elizabeth Kenny

14:45 - 18:00 ,

Festival on Tour: Alison McNeill & Sasha Savaloni

19:00 - 20:40 , Rousay

Songs, Chants & Laments

22:00 - 23:10 , Kirkwall

Joseph Shiner & Ashley Fripp

10:30 - 12:00 , Stromness

New Music, New Directions

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

Octets and Quartets in the Round

19:30 - 21:30 , Kirkwall

St Magnus Composers’ Competition Winners Concert

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

Festival on Tour: Spencer Strachan Duo

21:30 - 22:30 , Sandwick

I, Pilgrim

19:30 - 20:50 , Kirkwall

BBC SINGERS

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

The Story of Magnus Erlendsson

19:00 - 20:15 , Kirkwall

Edinburgh Quartet

14:30 - 16:30 , Stromness

Hear My Music & The Assembly Project

15:30 - 16:30 , Kirkwall

Gildas Quartet

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

Excursion: Alison McNeill & Sasha Savaloni

14:15 - 17:15 , Dounby

Excursion: Mhairi Lawson & Elizabeth Kenny

14:45 - 18:00 ,

Songs, Chants & Laments

22:00 - 23:10 , Kirkwall

New Music, New Directions

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

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