• 1st November 2016

Villiers Quartet embark on East Coast USA Tour and November events

The Villiers Quartet are travelling to the USA for their second American tour on the 2nd November 2016.

They will perform at the Setnor School of Music of Syracuse University, New York (3 – 4 November) and take part in a Music Residency with the Hopkins Center for the Arts and the Music Department of Dartmouth College, New Hampshire (8-12 November). The Villiers Quartet will also perform in Boston, Massachusetts and have additional performances in Hanover, New Hampshire. The final concert on the 12th November is a performance with Pianist-in Residence Sally Pinkas at Dartmouth’s Rollins Chapel, featuring the rarely performed Piano Quintet in D minor by English composer Frank Bridge. While at Dartmouth, the Villiers Quartet will also collaborate with students and visit classes at Dartmouth College’s Music Department, working with Professors Steve Swayne, Theodore Levin, and Kui Dong.

Following this USA tour, the Villiers Quartet will give a concert with clarinettist Victoria Soames Samek for the St. Andrew’s Music Festival in Sheffield on 19th November. They will play music by the British composer Ray Kohn. The Villiers Quartet will then return to the University of Oxford, to continue their residency at the Faculty of Music (20 – 24 November), where they will perform works by Tchiakovsky, Nielsen, Sibelius, and music by University of Oxford professor Robert Saxton.

 

There are two CDs to be released by Naxos next year. Their CD with music by Peter Racine Fricker will be launched in London on 13th February 2017 and their CD with works by Elgar and Delius will also be launched in London on 24th May 2017.

The Villiers Quartet is the Radcliffe Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Music. They are also Quartet-in-Residence at the independent school Nottingham High School.

For further information please contact John Cronin at Music and Media @

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Mary Kaptein @

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