Upcoming events

Friday
12
May 2023

Kings Place: Soundscape

Ligeti Quartet brings the now-vintage sound world of Steve Reich’s iconic Different Trains into the present day via the Soundscape system at Kings Place.

Alongside this poignant work the Quartet presents tracks from their new album Nuc, a collaboration with award-winning composer Anna Meredith. In addition to strings, Nuc features the sounds of synths, drum machines, birdsong, an MRI scanner, brass and hums, proving the durability of the string quartet in the twenty-first century.

Friday
23
June 2023

Ligeti Day: Quartets

Join the Ligeti Quartet and friends for an enticing programme of György Ligeti's music, including the incredible Poème Symphonique for 100 metronomes.

An exploration of Ligeti’s unique take on the fundamental elements of music from the playful Poème Symphonique for 100 metronomes to Bartók-inspired Quartet No.1, modernist Quartet No.2, and the uncertain harmonies and tangled textures of Ramifications.

Friday
23
June 2023

Ligeti Day: Nouvelles Etudes

Don't miss this scintillating climax to Ligeti Day: the remarkable premiere of 14 new tributes to Ligeti by composers including Xiaoyong Chen, Rolf Hind and Emily Hazrati.

The world premiere of new pieces inspired by Ligeti's Etudes, played by the celebrated Ligeti Quartet as the culmination of a day programmed by the ensemble to celebrate 100 years since the composer's birth.

Co-commissioned by Britten Pears Arts, BBC Radio 3, and Bourgie Hall