Tuesday 20th November 2018
7:30pm Town Hall
Market Place, Durham
Clemens Merkel - violin
Alissa Cheung - violin
Stéphanie Bozzini - viola
Isabelle Bozzini - cello
Aldo Clementi - Momento
Pérotin - Viderunt Omnes (arr. Martin Arnold)
Egidija Medeksaite - Megh Malhar
Sarah Lianne Lewis - Blossoms in bloom are also falling blossoms
James Weeks – Leafleoht WP
Since 1999, Quatuor Bozzini has been an original voice in new, experimental and classical music. Their skew is radically contemporary, propelling the hyper-creative Montréal scene, and beyond. Not content to parlay received wisdom, the quartet cultivates an ethos of risk-taking, and boldly venture off the beaten track. Quatuor Bozzini stands out with their “extraordinary playing” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker). With rigorous qualitative criteria, they have nurtured a vastly diverse repertoire, unbiased by the currents of fashion. This has led to close to two hundred commissioned pieces, as well as over three hundred premiered works. A Quatuor Bozzini concert is an intensely shared experience, with meticulous and sensuous attention to detail.
A pre-concert talk with composer James Weeks will take place in the Music Department Lecture Room at 18.00.