Eaton Square Concerts host the London premiere of Paul Patterson’s String Quartet No.2: ‘Dances for Thaxted’, Op. 110
The Artesian Quartet will perform the London premiere of Paul Patterson’s String Quartet No.2: ‘Dances for Thaxted’, Op. 110 at their concert (10th April) in the Eaton Square Concerts Spring Season.
The Artesian Quartet are the 2013/14 St Peter’s Prize holders and a 2014 Park Lane Group artist. They are based at the Royal Academy of Music (where they formed in 2009) and have performed at the BBC Proms, Lake District Summer Music Festival, Colston Hall and Wigmore Hall.
Ranging from early music to contemporary choral works, at the core of Eaton Square Concerts is an aspiration to deliver chamber music of the highest quality. St Peter’s Eaton Square is fortunate to combine a uniquely pure acoustic within a simply beautiful neo-classical setting that has long been associated with musical excellence.
Paul Patterson’s String Quartet No.2: ‘Dances for Thaxted’, Op. 110 features traditional dances from around the world, and is in 6 short movements. It was inspired by the ‘The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance’ which is performed annually by the Morris Men of Thaxted. The journey starts and ends in the UK but goes via America, The Mediterranean, Arabia and Australia, including Waltz’s, exotic Arabian modes and even an American Boogie!
The world premiere was performed by the Sacconi Quartet at Thaxted Festival in June 2011.
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