The second evening of the Quartzfestival features not one, but two premieres.
Composer Frederik Neyrinck has arranged Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder and two of his Songs of Youth for mezzo-soprano and string quartet.
The incredibly versatile pianist and composer Maarten Lingier and producer Laurens Mariën sink their teeth into Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8. Expectations are high. The brief? ‘Go all out for a grand finale!!'
Also on stage tonight, the Sonoro Quartet. They studied at the prestigious Netherlands String Quartet Academy. In other words, Quartz is bringing you the stars of tomorrow.
Joseph Haydn: String Quartet Op. 76 No. 4, Sunrise
Sonoro Quartet & Quatuor Danel
Dmitry Shostakovich: String Octet Op. 11
Pyotr Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1 in D, Op. 11
Virpi Räisänen (mezzo-soprano) & Quatuor Danel
Gustav Mahler/Frederik Neyrinck: Rückert-Lieder, arrangement for mezzo-soprano and string quartet
Gustav Mahler/Frederik Neyrinck: Songs of Youth, arrangement for mezzo-soprano and string quartet
Young Belgian Strings & Quatuor Danel
Wojciech Kilar: ‘Orawa’ for strings
Gustav Mahler: Adagietto 5th Symphony for Strings
Young Belgian Strings, Quatuor Danel Maarten Lingier & Jasper Segers
Maarten Lingier & Laurens Mariën: Grand finale featuring the arrangement of String Quartet No. 8 of Shostakovich