Tuesday, 3rd October 2017 at 7:30pm in the Eastgate Theatre

Doric Quartet

Alex Redington, violin
Jonathan Stone, violin
Hélène Clément, viola
John Myerscough, cello


Britten String Quartet No.1 in D, Op.25
Haydn String Quartet Op.20, No.4 (‘The Sun’)
Mendelssohn String Quartet No.6 in F minor, Op.80

The superb Doric Quartet last appeared in Peebles in 2010 and is now firmly established as the leading UK string quartet of its generation.

Their fascinating programme opens with the 28 year old Benjamin Britten’s first quartet which, it was noted at the time, marked a new phase in his development. There follows one of Haydn’s fine Opus 20 quartets, of which the Dorics have made an acclaimed recording (Critics’ Choice in Gramophone magazine).

The concert ends with Mendelssohn’s last completed work, his final string quartet, written as a heartfelt homage to his beloved sister Fanny following her sudden death. Gone is the emotional restraint so often associated with this composer; here is Mendelssohn’s grief laid bare, a grief so profound it led to the composer himself suffering a stroke and dying just two months later.

About Doric Quartet

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What Others Are Saying

“… the players are superb, but, beyond that, they blend together as though of one mind – the touchstone of any such group.” (classicalsource)

Ticket Prices
Adult Non-Members £14 - buy online
The following tickets are only available from the Eastgate Theatre box office
Adult accompanying child under 12 £7
Music in Peebles Members Free - included in subscription
School pupils FREE
Students under 25 in full-time education FREE

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This concert is subsidised by Enterprise Music Scotland through funding provided by Creative Scotland.