Maxwell String Quartet- Folk Patterns

  • Maxwell String Quartet- Folk Patterns

    Price: £20.00



    Folk Patterns is a cycle of seasonal concerts featuring the Maxwell Quartet and special guests, taking inspiration from the landscape and folk music from around the world.

    "Spring", on the 6th of June, is the first in the cycle.

    Each concert will include a selection of music by various composers who have taken inspiration from their native folk traditions. A varied program in each event will be accompanied by beautiful seasonal tastes of food created by the team at Guardswell. In each performance, audiences are taken on a journey through the different indoor and outdoor spaces at Guardswell, carefully curated to reflect the variety of settings that the farm has to offer. 

    The Maxwell Quartet is now firmly regarded as one of Britain's finest young string quartets,  with a strong connection to their folk music heritage and a commitment to bringing together wide-ranging projects and programmes to expand the string quartet repertoire. 

    The quartet performs regularly across the UK and abroad, at venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, and St Martin-in-the-Fields, with performances through the Park Lane Young Artist Programme, the Tunnell Trust Awards Scheme, and the Kirckman Concert Society programme.

    After their success at Trondheim in 2017, the quartet has toured widely across Europe, including performances in the Tivoli Concert Hall Series, the Amsterdam String Quartet Biennale, Stavanger Festival, Trondheim Chamber Music Festival, Schiermonnikoog and Wonderfeel Festivals in the Netherlands, Lammermuir Festival and Music at Paxton in Scotland, and more. Its debut tour of the USA in January 2019 garnered critical acclaim from the New York Times (“eloquent performers who bring the same sense of charisma and sense of adventure to their programming”), and performing to sold out venues in New York, Florida, California and Washington. Collaborations have included working with the Danish String Quartet to perform Scottish and Danish folk music, and working on a new commission for clarinet quintet with composer/clarinettist Mark Simpson. The Quartet's debut CD on Linn Records, featuring string quartets by Haydn alongside the quartet’s own compositions based on Scottish traditional folk music, received glowing reviews from international press.

    A carefully selected bar, with speciality drinks, will be available to purchase from on the night- cash and card accepted. This bar will be run by LovEvents. 

    * Please be aware that no tickets will be issued for this event- we will have a list at the door. Ticket will not be for sale on the door *

    7.30pm-10.30pm, doors and bar from 7pm.

    Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Fully accessible venue- ramp + lift

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