Carmen Ho: The Way It Is

Tue 11 Feb 2020, 7:15pm - 9:15pm

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JD

The world premiere of Carmen's string quartet, performed by Ensemble 360 at Music in the Round, Sheffield.

RPS Composer Carmen Ho presents her new string quartet, The Way It Is in a concert exploring the extremities of Beethoven and Shostakovich.

Beginning with the Grosse Fuge so celebrated for its dramatic nature. Stravinsky declared it to be 'an absolutely contemporary piece of music that will be contemporary forever', while the early Quartet in G is rich in wit and humour. These works are complemented by Shostakovich’s popular Quintet, featuring its own remarkable fugue, and Carmen's RPS Commission.

This concert is the second in Music in the Round's Beethoven 250 series, a celebration of the composer’s anniversary. Performances by Ensemble 360 will include all 16 of his acclaimed quartets alongside many of his other chamber works and those of others; the series continues through 2020 and into spring 2021.

Beethoven Grosse Fuge in B flat Op.133
Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G minor Op.57
Carmen Ho The Way It Is for string quartet, commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society
Beethoven String Quartet in G Op.18 No.2

Booking information to come.