31 October 2012 at 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
JACK Quartet Wigmore Hall Director John Gilhooly’s commitment to the creation of new works of chamber music is ideally served by this spectacular recital of UK premières, a clear jewel in the 2012/13 season’s crown.
The Arditti Quartet’s worldwide reputation rests secure on almost 40 years of excellence in the performance and development of contemporary music. The JACK Quartet can likewise cite a glorious record of achievement in bringing new work to life, underpinned by its players’ close association with composers such as Matthias Pintscher, Helmut Lachenmann and Julia Wolfe.
This showcase concert, part of a landmark Arditti and JACK Quartet project, offers audiences the thrilling prospect of hearing the birth of two string quartets and two string octets by Hans Abrahamsen (b.1952), Mauro Lanza (b.1975) and the English composers Rebecca Saunders (b.1967) and James Clarke (b.1957).
James Clarke : 2012S for 2 string quartets
Hans Abrahamsen : Quartet No.4
Mauro Lanza : Der Kampf zwischen Karneval und Faasten for octet
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