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8 October 2017 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

| £10 - £20


Grieg String Quartet in G minor 
Mahler (arr. Iain Farrington) Symphony No.1

In the winter of 1888, Grieg was rather excited about his new string quartet. “It is not planned to be meat for small minds! It aims at breadth, vigour, flight of imagination, and, above all, fullness of tone,” he wrote to a friend. The outcome was a fireball of sound, hints of Norwegian folk and an extraordinary amount of double–stopping creating the musical equivalent of a can of Red Bull.

Of all the symphonists, Mahler thought big. His works are thrilling in their scale, calling upon huge orchestral forces to bring their epic statements to life, and yet still seem to speak personally to each listener. Here, that intimacy is amplified in an arrangement of the full ‘Titan’ Symphony for 15 musicians, where every player is treated like a soloist and hidden aspects of the score are revealed as never before.

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8 October 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
£10 - £20
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