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Peter Gregson: Quartets One – Four & Patina 360

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Sat 4 Nov 2023, 8.30pm
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Classical music
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A black and white photo of Peter Gregson.
Paul Husband

At a double bill into the night, immerse yourself in music by a composer positioned ‘at the forefront of the new music scene’, per the New Yorker.

Being presented as a complete body of work, Peter Gregson’s Quartets: One – Four have individually been heard around the world in ballets, films, fashion shows and ads, but never before in a single concert setting.

Here it is performed by the acclaimed Carducci Quartet, joined by Gregson on synthesisers.

Following this, join us for a surround-sound experience in the brutalist surroundings of the Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer: the world premiere of Gregson’s critically acclaimed 2021 Deutsche Grammophon record, Patina, written and recorded for spatial audio.

Gregson, on solo cello, is joined by string ensemble and synthesisers in an immersive sound environment designed by Brett Cox.

Performers
  • Carducci String Quartet
  • Peter Gregson live electronics
Repertoire
  • Peter Gregson: Quartets: One; Two; Three; Four

Need to know

Age recommendation

For ages 16+. Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Purchasing a ticket to this event gives you access to both Quartets One – Four in the Purcell Room at 8.30pm and Patina 360 in the Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer at 10pm.

You can also buy a ticket to just the later performance, Patina 360 in the Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer at 10pm.
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Dates & times

Sat 4 Nov 2023, 8.30pm
Approximate run time: 1 hour 30 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 entryFrom £25*
  • Concessions25%**


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Classical Music: Autumn/Winter 2023/24

As part of our classical music multi-buy offer, book multiple Autumn/Winter 2023/24 concerts in the same transaction to receive a discount:

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Venue

Purcell Room

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Frequently asked questions

Get an overview of the seating layout of the Purcell Room by downloading our seating plan.

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Toilets

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 phone outside the Changing Places toilet will connect you with a member of staff, who can provide you with the key. The facility is open daily 10am – 11pm.

Cloakroom

The Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room cloakroom is closed. You won’t be able to bring any bags over 40 x 25 x 25cm into the venues, so please leave large bags at home.

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Purcell Room is located in Queen Elizabeth Hall. For step-free access please use Royal Festival Hall JCB glass lift to Level 2 and enter via Riverside Terrace.

Talk to a member of staff at the auditorium entrance if you have a disability that means you can’t queue, or you need extra time to take your seat. They can arrange priority entry for you as soon as the doors open.

Please bear with us while we update our access map to reflect the refurbishment of the Royal Festival Hall’s Level 2 foyer spaces. The step-free routes remain the same.

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