Past events

Thursday
8
February 2018

Composition Workshop

This workshop is generously funded by the University of Sheffield Concerts (UOSC), a Sheffield home for musical discovery, learning, and participation.   With scores of international and award-winning performers, a kaleidoscope of choirs, collectives, composers, conductors, and ensembles of all shapes and sizes, UOSC is committed to providing opportunities for music lovers of all tastes and ages. 

Monday
5
February 2018

Composition Workshop

This workshop is generously funded by the University of Sheffield Concerts (UOSC), a Sheffield home for musical discovery, learning, and participation.   With scores of international and award-winning performers, a kaleidoscope of choirs, collectives, composers, conductors, and ensembles of all shapes and sizes, UOSC is committed to providing opportunities for music lovers of all tastes and ages. 

Sunday
17
December 2017

A Child's Christmas in Wales, and other stories

With narrator Mark Tattersall.

A festive fairytale treat for all the family, A Child’s Christmas in Wales chronicles Dylan Thomas's own childhood memories and remains one of his most popular and loved works.

In this wonderful adaptation for strings, step into December days ‘as white as Lapland’, where mischief is easily found, snowballs are hurled, and the curious grownups are shrewdly observed.

Thursday
30
November 2017

I, Object: An Opera Double Bill

Open Rehearsal (4pm); Panel Discussion (6pm); Performance (8pm)

The Ligeti Quartet, along with other City Music Foundation artists, will perform in this double bill of operas by Michael Nyman and Kate Whitley.

Whitley’s Unknown Position was inspired by Erika Eiffel, who famously married the Eiffel Tower in a real life example of object sexuality or objectophila. In the libretto, by Emma Hogan, the woman portrayed falls in love with a chair.

Thursday
26
October 2017

Remembering the Future (Cambridge)

This concert explores the history and future of music: transformations of famous Baroque works, visionary early 20th-century quartets, Haas's reinterpretations of tradition, and the world premiere of award-winning composer Stef Conner's Singing Strings: A Contemporary Quartet in Conversation.

Tickets: £16 (early bird £12), students £5

Wednesday
4
October 2017

Concert in Philadelphia: Nature / Renewed

The Ligeti Quartet will be performing at the Curtis Institute as part of the Barnes Ensemble Festival:

See the Barnes Ensemble members in an energetic and virtuosic chamber music program that includes Loren Loiacono’s Waxing Cerulean, Xenakis’s Tetras, Weisse Apfel by Klaus Lang, Wolfgang Rihm’s in nuce, and Natura Renovatur by Giacinto Scelsi.

Admission free

Friday
22
September 2017

Concert: G Plus Ensemble

The Ligeti Quartet joins guitarists Tom Kerstens and Kevin Cahill, and percussionist Karen Hutt for a programme of new music including works by Max Richter, Joby Talbot and John Metcalfe. 

Saturday
22
July 2017

Kings Place with the G Plus Ensemble

This concert launches two major guitar albums: Cançons i danses by the Eden Stell Guitar Duo featuring the first guitar CD entirely devoted to the music of the Catalan composer Federico Mompou, and Ignite by Tom Kerstens’ G Plus Ensemble which offers an all new music programme including work by Max Richter, Gabriel Jackson and John Metcalfe.

Friday
17
February 2017

Concert at Kings Place: Melodicles

This concert showcases the expansion of the string quartet repertoire to include music from beyond the Western classical tradition. Christian Mason’s Tuvan Songbook is part of a series of Songbooks to be commissioned by the Ligeti Quartet, each based on a tradition of overtone singing from around the world. ‘Melodicles’ is a musical concept invented by American composer Lou Harrison, whose centenary is celebrated in 2017. His String Quartet Set borrows from medieval European and Eastern influences.