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Elias String Quartet

May 29

Saturday 29th May 2021, 3:00pm & 6:00pm

Venue: John Innes Conference Centre

Purcell. Fantasia in D minor z.739;

Fantasia in A minor z.740
Haydn. String Quartet in G major Op. 33 No. 5
Schumann. String Quartet in A Op.41 No.3

Ticketing is available from the Norfolk and Norwich Festival at the “Buy Tickets” link above. Alternatively , call 01603 531800 (weekdays 10.00am-5.30pm; Saturday 11.00am-4.00pm).

There is also a pop up box office in Chantry Place Shopping Centre next to Hotel Chocolat on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (11.00am-4.00pm). 

At 6.00pm on Friday 28 May, Misha Donat will give a pre-concert talk online.

Registration is at NCM TicketSource. Tickets are £5.00, and at no charge to NCM Season ticket holders and Members.

Purcell’s Fantasias for strings, composed at the age of 21, are the last great flowering of English consort music, and masterpieces of intricate counterpoint. Haydn’s epoch-making six quartets Op.33 are sometimes known as gli scherzi, in view of their inclusion of a scherzo movement to replace the traditional minuet; while the three string quartets Schumann composed in the summer of 1842 seem to cast a glance back to the great legacy of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

Elias String Quartet’s website


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