Festival 2021

Manchester Collective x Edmund Finnis

Saturday 10 July, 8pm

Christ Church Spitalfields

Featuring a world premiere of String Quartet No. 2 by Festival Curator, Edmund Finnis 

PRICE: £15

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This intimate concert of music for strings features the music of Festival Curator Edmund Finnis, alongside gems such as Levi’s astonishing and richly textured quartet, Ligeti’s work for solo cello which lay unperformed for over 25 years before being rediscovered as a masterpiece, and Glass’s work which was used as incidental music for a 1983 New York production of Company by Samuel Beckett.  The programme is completed with Stravinsky’s three quirky and contrasting miniatures.

Igor Stravinsky  Three Pieces for String Quartet

Edmund Finnis   Sister

Mica Levi   You Belong to Me

Philip Glass   String Quartet No.2 (Company)

György Ligeti   Cello Sonata

Edmund Finnis   String Quartet No.2   world premiere

String Quartet No. 2 by Edmund Finnis was co-commissioned by Manchester Collective and Spitalfields Music with the support of the New Music Commission Fund and RVW Trust.

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8:00 PM

Venue information

Christ Church Spitalfields

Commercial Street
E1 6LY
United Kingdom

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Liverpool Street (Bishopsgate exit, 5 mins)
Aldgate East (Commercial Street exit, 5 mins)
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