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Philip Cashian World Premiere

 19 June 2017 at 1pm 

Philip Cashian World Premiere

St Magnus Festival
St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall
United Kingdom

Gildas Quartet

Schubertís 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



Philip Cashian : String Quartet No. 2
Franz Schubert : String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D.810 Death and the Maiden
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