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The Behn Quartet

When
Thursday November 30, 2017 at 19:30
Where
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead
Tickets
£15, Maidenhead Music Society members £10
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  1. String Quartet No 53 in D major, 'The Lark' Op 64 No 5 - (Franz) Joseph Haydn
  2. String Quartet No 4 in E minor Op 44 No 2 - Felix Mendelssohn
  3. String Quartet in G minor Op 10 - Claude Debussy

The Behn Quartet is formed of players from England, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Wales. Winners of the Charles Hennen First Prize at the Orlando International Chamber Music Competition 2017, they currently hold the Cavatina Chamber Music Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music, and have a Residency at the Wiltshire Music Centre where they are mentored by the Doric Quartet. They take their name from Aphra Behn, the seventeenth-century playwright, political activist, and philanthropist of the arts.

Since their formation in 2015 the Behn Quartet have given recitals across the United Kingdom and abroad, including at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Leeds International Chamber Music Festival, and the Southbank Centre. They were honoured to premiere Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ final work at his Memorial Concert in St John’s Smith Square and live on BBC Radio 3, and have recorded chamber works by Maxwell Davies, Stravinsky and Birtwistle for Linn Records. They have given concerts in association with the Concordia Foundation, ABRSM, and Pro Corda, and they were thrilled to collaborate with the Doric Quartet for a performance of Shostakovich Octet. The Behn Quartet were also part of the official 40th Anniversary celebrations of Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, performing a specially-commissioned ‘reimagination’ of the iconic song featured in news outlets worldwide, and praised by Rolling Stone Magazine as ‘a sweeping performance as grand as the original’.

"All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn which is, most scandalously but rather appropriately, in Westminster Abbey, for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds." - Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own


Venue
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts
Altwood Road
Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL6 4PF
England
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