Midlothian Heritage Week with the Roxburgh Quartet
13th May 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Baubles, Bangles and Beads
As part of Midlothian Heritage Week, and in the most beautiful setting of Crichton Collegiate Church, the Roxburgh Quartet returns to play an afternoon concert of music by Haydn and Borodin.
The beautifully searching music of Haydn’s Quartet Opus 33 in B minor (the first of the quartets nicknamed the “Russian”) is followed by the undeniably Russian music of Alexander Borodin. The generous and open hearted music of his second String Quartet smiles at us from across time and continents.
Roxburgh Quartet’s enjoyment and love of the wonderful and varied repertoire for string quartet is at the very heart of their music making. Their concerts are about sharing the warmth, intimacy and passion of what is broadly recognised as some the greatest music ever written. They are committed to bringing live performance to as wide an audience as possible and their concerts are highly popular with people of all ages.
Formed in 2005 and based in Edinburgh, they are quartet in residence at the city’s beautiful Lauriston Hall. Their repertoire includes the late Schubert quartets, the German Romantics, the great French masterworks and, notably, Bartok’s First Quartet and Tan Dun’s Eight Colours for String Quartet. In 2012 the quartet performed Bach’s The Art of Fugue in the lunchtime concert series of both Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities, with harpsichordists John Kitchen and Tom Wilkinson. This experience inspired the quartet to explore even earlier music by adding Purcell to their repertoire.
In 2017, Roxburgh celebrated their 12th year with a series of concerts of Lauriston Hall followed by a lunchtime concert in the Glasgow University lunchtime concert series and a very happy return tour of Mid Argyll. Looking ahead, the quartet is very excited about re-visiting their wonderful friends and audiences, and meeting new ones too.
Tickets on the door
£10 full price (£2 for accompanied children under 18)