The Brodsky Quartet: Krysia Osostowicz (violin I), Ian Belton (violin II), Jacqueline Thomas (cello), Paul Cassidy (viola) [Photo credit Sarah Cresswell & Giorgia Bertazzi]
Borodin | Scherzo in D for String Quartet
Schubert | String Quartet No. 13 in A minor D.804, Op.29 (“Rosamunde”)
MacMillan | ‘For Sonny’ and ‘Memento’
Shostakovich | String Quartet No. 9 in E flat, Op.117
Sunday 6 February 2022 | 2:30 pm
Eastgate Theatre, Peebles
The Brodsky Quartet, widely regarded as one of the world’s finest, is making an eagerly awaited return to Peebles.
Their programme opens with an energetic scherzo by Borodin, which he later orchestrated for inclusion in his unfinished Third Symphony. This is followed by Schubert’s ever popular ‘Rosamunde’ Quartet, full of the composer’s characteristic lyricism, yet tinged with the despondency he felt due to his failing health.
After two miniatures by James MacMillan, the concert ends with Shostakovich’s enigmatic 9th quartet. Although often regarded one of his more exuberant, there are also moments of darkness as well as of contentment before the exhilarating tour-de-force of a finale.
Don’t miss the chance to hear this great quartet in a fascinating and wide-ranging programme.
About the Brodsky Quartet
”The finest playing I’ve heard in a long time; fiercely focused, blazing with integrity and brilliantly imagined.” (The Telegraph)
To find out more about the Brodsky Quartet, please visit https://www.brodskyquartet.co.uk/.
Half Season Tickets
- All 5 concerts (January to April) for £50
- Adult full price £15
- Adult discounted * £7
- Under 25s FREE
* available to members of Biggar Music or Moffat Music Society and to adults accompanying a child under 12
Tickets may be purchased from: Box Office, Eastgate Theatre, Eastgate, Peebles, EH45 8AD (Telephone 01721 725777), or online using the button above.