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Fitzwilliam Quartet

String Quartet
Friday 6th September, 2019 at 7:30pm

The founding members of the FSQ first sat down together in The Gaskoin Room at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, in October 1968, as undergraduates during their inaugural term.  Their first concert appearance took place in Churchill College the following March, before their public debut at the Sheffield Arts Festival in June.  This makes them one of the longest established string quartets in the world - and possibly unique in having reached this milestone with an original player still on board!  An extensive diary of celebratory events is already in place and new CD recordings will be issued: of quartets by Schubert on gut, and a double album of specific works by Shostakovich with which they have a special connection.

 

Programme

Earl of Kellie Quartet in C minor
Delius Late Swallows
Glazunov Two Noveletten, Op. 15
J.S. Bach Three Contrapuncti from the Art of Fugue BWV 1080
Beethoven Quartet in F minor, Op. 95

Venue & Arrangements

Nairn Community & Arts Centre
69 King Street
Nairn
IV12 4BQ

Forthcoming Events

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Dec
6th
2019
Orfeo Trio
Flute, Harp & Viola
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Jan
18th
2020
Scozzesi
Male singers
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Feb
15th
2020
Engegård Quartet
String Quartet