This event will take place in the extension of the house which is accessible, with some limitations. The upper part of the ground floor extension area is accessible for wheelchair users and the ground floor extension area of the house is newly accessible for wheelchair users with a ramp. There is no lift to the upper floors of the house. If you call in advance or ask at the information desk we can reserve an accessible seat for you. Please get in touch on 01223 748100 or email email@example.com.
16 November 2023, 8pm (doors at 7.30pm)
Join us for a Chamber Music concert in the Kettle’s Yard house with the Agate Quartet.
Gesualdo (arr. A Jurkovic): Canzon Francese del Principe
Bartók: String Quartet No.6
Brahms: String Quartet in C minor Op.51 No.1
They played [Brahms’s] first quartet with restless intensity but with a hint of sweetness behind the severity, sounding both warm and threatening. I suspect the composer would have been pleased.
About the Agate Quartet
Formed in 2016, the Paris-based Quatuor Agate studied at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin with Eberhard Feltz, in Paris under the guidance of Mathieu Herzog, and with the Quatuor Ebène at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. In 2021, they were prize-winners at the YCAT International Auditions.
Highlights this season include debut recitals at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Alte Oper Frankfurt and Britten-Pears Arts in Aldeburgh. They return to Wigmore Hall and the Lammermuir Festival (in Scotland), and collaborate with the Modigliani Quartet at the TauberPhilharmonie and the Diotima Quartet at the Lange Nacht der Streichquartette in Munich. In 2023 they record the complete Brahms Quartets for Appassionato Records.