, Start Time: 19:00 St Magnus Cathedral Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX
This is a rare and exciting opportunity to hear two of the world's great string quartets perform together especially for the Festival.
JUOZAS PAKALNIS Little Prelude ~
FAUSTAS LATENAS String Quartet No. 2, In Loving Memory
OLAV ANTON THOMMESSEN Felix Remix
Both quartets present works from their home countries of Lithuania and Norway to start the concert with the extraordinary re-imagining of themes from Mendelssohn in the work of Norwegian composer Thommessen. Completing this thrilling concert is the towering achievement by the sixteen-year-old Mendelssohn. A work of brilliance and mature imagination, it is hard to believe that the composer was so young and that a year later he would write the Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Approximately 2 hours
Tickets £35, £20, £10 Concessions £26, £15, £8 34 35
With the support of
This concert will be recorded for future broadcast by
St Magnus Cathedral
Broad Street KW15 1NX
Tel: 01856 874894