Friday 21 October 2022 7:30PM

Castalian String Quartet

Britten, Charlotte Bray and Sibelius


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This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval


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  • Castalian String Quartet Artist in Residence
  • Sini Simonen violin
  • Daniel Roberts violin
  • Ruth Gibson viola
  • Christopher Graves cello

Britten’s First (canonical) Quartet was written in American in 1941 and first performed in Los Angeles. Receiving its UK première, Charlotte Bray’s new work and her first for the medium, introduced by the Castalian in Hamburg in March, is a musical response to the migration crisis. The piece will be performed in conjunction with an art installation by Caroline Burraway, of children’s dresses handmade from discarded refugee jackets.

  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
      • String Quartet No. 1 in D Op. 25
  • Charlotte Bray (b.1982)
      • Ungrievable Lives
        • (UK première)
  • Interval
  • Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
      • String Quartet in D minor Op. 56 'Voces intimae'

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