Sunday, 14th January 2018 at 2:30pm in the Eastgate Theatre

Santiago Quartet & Julian Rowlands

Rowan Bell, violin
Johanna McWeeney, violin
Cressida Wislocki, viola
Jonathan Hennessey-Brown, cello


Piazzolla Milonga del Angel
Piazzolla Muerte del Angel
Will Todd Birthday Quartet
Piazzolla Lo Que Vendra
Piazzolla Anxiety
Angel Villoldo El Choclo
Piazzolla Oblivion
Piazzolla Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Piazzolla Escualo

Violinist Rowan Bell makes a welcome return to his native Peebles, this time as leader of the London-based Santiago Quartet. They are joined by Julian Rowlands, ‘one of the UK’s few genuinely accomplished players of the bandoneon [an Argentinian form of accordion]’ (Venue magazine).

Of course, it is the spirit of the tango that pervades the concert, from three traditional tango tunes to the nuevo tango of Astor Piazzolla, exclusively arranged for string quartet and bandoneon, echoing the haunting sound of the composer's own quintet. The quartet alone plays the Birthday Quartet, commissioned from Will Todd and described as ‘complex, approachable, moving and attractive’. The concert ends with Piazzolla’s soulfully descriptive evocation of the changing seasons in the Argentine capital.

About the Santiago Quartet and Julian Rowlands

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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.