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


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St Magnus Cathedral

Broad Street KW15 1NX

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St Magnus International Festival, 13 Albert Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HP

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