As one of the oldest-established and best-known British string quartets the Fitzwilliam needs no introduction. Their last visit was in 2006 and we are delighted to welcome them back to Bollington again. Founded in 1968 by four Cambridge undergraduates, the Fitzwilliam Quartet was one of the first of a long line of quartets to have emerged under the guidance of Sidney Griller at the Royal Academy of Music. They became well known through their close personal association with Dmitri Shostakovich, who befriended them following a visit to York to hear them play. He entrusted them with the Western premières of his last three quartets, and before long they had become the first group to perform and record all fifteen.
Purcell Fantazia no 7 Z738
Marcus Barcham Stevens Double on Purcell’s Fantazia no 7;
Fantazia on one note.
Praetorius/Brahms Chorale Prelude: Es ist ein Ros’ enstsprungen op 122 no 8
Beethoven Quartet in F minor op 95
Schubert Death and the Maiden D810
Prices are £17.50 full and £2 for students and benefit claimants. Season tickets are available at £85 for six concerts, £77 for five and £66 for four.
Our concerts start at 8pm, doors and bar from 7.30pm.
Tickets available online, by email from firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01625 576402 or 574435.