Music: Dante Quartet
  • The Sherwell Centre, University of Plymouth

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"Playing of spellbinding atmosphere" The Guardian.

“The unflinching integrity of their interpretation and the excitement of their playing were consistently superb” The Guardian.

As part of our new Musica Viva Concert Series, the acclaimed Dante Quartet will present an evening of inspiring chamber music. Focusing on the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the programme features the impressionistic early Debussy String Quartet and the compelling and folk inspired Szymanowski String Quartet no.2. For their final piece, Dante Quartet will be accompanied by Dr Robert Taub, Music Director at The Arts Institute on the piano for Shostakovich's Piano Quintet, which includes anti-Stalinist sarcastic musical commentary that eluded censors. 

These are pivotal works in the wide-ranging spectrum of music literature. Please join us for an evening of vibrant and vivacious music making as the Dante Quartet bring these works to life!

An informal pre-concert talk will take place before the concert at 19:00 with members of the Dante Quartet, to which everyone is invited. 

Date: Friday 17 May
Time: 19:00-21:00
Venue: Sherwell Centre 
Ticket information: £12/£10/£5 students/18’s and under free via YAP

Programme for the evening:

19:00: Pre-concert talk with Dr Robert Taub and members of the Dante Quartet
19:30: Concert

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Musica Viva Concert Series

The newly-created Musica Viva Concert Series brings internationally acclaimed performers to our Plymouth community to inspire, educate, challenge, and unite audiences by presenting world-class musicians in public concert performances, open rehearsals, and informal talks.

Musica Viva sets the highest standards of artistic excellence with compelling performances that enrich the lives of the widest possible audience – including students – and provide a contextual, comprehensive approach to programming that enables greater musical understanding and appreciation.  

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