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    Arditti Quartet

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    Sat 2 Apr 2022, 2pm
    Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Classical music
    £15 ⁠–⁠ £25
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    Arditti Quartet

    The Arditti Quartet, champions of contemporary chamber music for over 40 years, perform UK premieres from Betsy Jolas, Tansy Davies and Christian Mason.

    Founded in 1974 with a mission to champion and enrich contemporary chamber music, the Arditti Quartet performs works written especially for them in this concert.

    Three UK premieres, including two Southbank Centre co-commissions, are at the centre.

    Aged 95, Betsy Jolas has been praised by The Times for her ‘sly sense of humour with a musical style to match’.

    Her latest quartet takes wing alongside a new commission from Tansy Davies, whose celebrated opera Between Worlds movingly imagined the last hours of those who lost their lives in 9/11.

    Christian Mason, winner of the 2015 Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung Composer Prize, has written a new quartet for the Ardittis, his works described as ‘astonishingly inventive and powerful, generating a searing, hypnotic intensity’ by The Strad.

    Finally, Clara Maida’s …das spinnt… is ‘a spidery, dense and elastic work whose ‘filaments never stop intertwining’ in a hypnotic spiral of kinetic energy’, says Bachtrack.

    Performers
    • Arditti String Quartet
    Repertoire
    • Betsy Jolas: New work for string quartet (UK premiere)
    • Tansy Davies: New work for string quartet (UK premiere)
    • Christian Mason: New work for string quartet (UK premiere)
    • Clara Maïda: ... das spinnt for amplified string quartet

    Dates & times

    Sat 2 Apr 2022, 2pm
    Approximate run time: 90 mins.
    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.

    Price

    • Standard entry£15 ⁠–⁠ £25*
    • Concessions25%**


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    Venue

    Purcell Room

    Open 90 minutes before an event until the end of the event. Closed at all other times.

    Our address is: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. The nearest tube and train stations within 5-7 minutes walk are Waterloo (Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines) and Embankment (District & Circle lines). There are also lots of bus routes with stops 2-5 minutes from our venues. For more information on getting here by road, rail or river.

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    More about Access & facilities 

    An accessible toilet is located in the foyer.

    A Changing Places toilet is located on Level 1 Royal Festival Hall next to the JCB Glass Lift, for the exclusive use of disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet.

    The facility includes a height-adjustable bench, tracking hoist system, a centrally-placed toilet, a height-adjustable basin and a shower. The key for this room is available from the Welcome Hub on Level 2, Royal Festival Hall. The facility is open daily 10am – 11pm.

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