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Chamber Essentials: The Quartet

Dates
03 November 2021, 6:00pm

Venue
Performance Hall

Tickets
£5

Our autumn season performances from 28 October will be ticketed at full capacity. We hope you enjoy your visit to the RCM. You can read more about how we look after visitors and our safety measures here.

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Chamber Essentials: The Quartet

03 November 2021, 6:00pm

Venue
Performance Hall

Tickets
£5

Our autumn season performances from 28 October will be ticketed at full capacity. We hope you enjoy your visit to the RCM. You can read more about how we look after visitors and our safety measures here.

Smetana String Quartet no 1 From My Life
Janáček String Quartet no 2 Intimate Letters

In memory of Jag Mohan Arora

Continuing our Chamber Essentials series, RCM musicians explore the medium of the String Quartet with contrasting works by two Czech composers.

Smetana's programmatic first string quartet is paired with Janáček's second quartet, which reflects on the hundreds of letters he wrote to his muse Kamila Stösslová. Broadcaster Paul Allen's monalogue, based on diaries between Janáček and his lover, will be performed by Charlie Baigent.

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