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Philharmonia Chamber Players: Beethoven and Shaw

Royal Festival Hall
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Violinist Rebecca Chan in performance.

Artists

Rebecca Chan – violin
David López Ibáñez – violin
Sylvain Seailles – viola
Ella Rundle – cello

Programme

Beethoven String Quartet in E flat, Op. 74 No. 10 Listen

Caroline Shaw Entr'acte Listen

Enjoy two emotion-packed string quartets in this free early evening concert with members of the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Caroline Shaw was inspired to write Entr’acte after listening to a Haydn string quartet. In its haunting harmonies and textures, traces of the classical string quartet seem to echo across the centuries.

Beethoven, too, took Haydn’s string quartets as a starting point, then made the genre his own. The pizzicato (plucked) passages in the first movement of his Op. 74 quartet, which led to its ‘Harp’ nickname, link it to Shaw’s work. And the two share an expressive intensity that makes them perfect companions in this programme, chosen by four friends and colleagues from the Philharmonia.

Prices & Discounts

Free

Ticket required

Running time

45 mins, no interval

Seating

You can sit wherever you like in the Front and Rear Stalls. Doors open at about 5.45pm. Be there in time to secure your favourite seats.

Box office

Philharmonia Box Office: 0800 652 6717
Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm

After the event

Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor in suit in front of green vintage car.
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Royal Festival Hall

Priority booking is open now. General booking opens at 10am on Monday 11 April. Join the Friends to book your tickets now.

Venue

Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall

Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX

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