Healing and renewal are themes that resonate with the Villiers Quartet’s closing concert.
In the historical surroundings of St Mary’s in the Lace Market, the Villiers Quartet perform the live concert premiere of Solicitudo by East Midlands composer Philip Herbert, who wrote this work for the VQ in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The concert ends with Beethoven’s late Quartet Op. 132 in A minor, Beethoven’s own offering of thanksgiving after he survived an intensely personal illness.
The Music on the Programme
- Haydn Quartet in C Major, Op. 20 No. 2
- Philip Herbert Solicitudo (live concert premiere)
- Benjamin Britten Three Divertimenti for String Quartet
- Beethoven Quartet in A minor, Op. 132
This concert is with interval and finishes at approximately 5:15pm. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.