Kleio Quartet to perform in Smorgaschord Festival finale
Closing the Smorgaschord festival with an exciting bang, this concert includes the UK premiere of György Kurtág’s collaboration with his son, Zwiegespräch. The performance sees Kurtág Jr join forces with CMF Artists Kleio Quartet (‘a wonderfully dedicated group of musicians who bring assuredness and freshness to everything they play’ – Alina Ibragimova).
There’s also a chance to hear the world premiere of Smorgaschord’s 2023 commission from Laurence Osborn. The piece is written for the exceptional young horn player Ben Goldscheider, and, since it’s going to be so special, there’s an opportunity to hear the music not once, but twice.
To close, Schumann’s String Quartet No. 2: full of the jubilance of this wonderful, midsummer day.
New work for solo horn (world premiere)*
György Kurtág Sr | György Kurtág Jr
Zwiegespräch for string quartet and electronics
New work for solo horn (second performance)
String Quartet No. 2 in F major Op. 41 No. 2
Where: Christ Church Chapter House | Christ Church | Oxford
When: 17 June | 7.30pm
Duration: 90 minutes
Tickets: £15 | Students £5 | Festival Pass £30
Described by Alina Ibragimova as “a wonderfully dedicated group of musicians who bring assuredness and freshness to everything they play”, the Kleio Quartet was formed at the Seiji Ozawa International Chamber Academy in 2019. They consist of individually acclaimed musicians Yume Fujise, Katherine Yoon, Jenny Lewisohn and Eliza Millett.