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Gildas Quartet Britten No. 3 in Surround Sound

Sound Unwrapped

Sun 10 Dec

Gildas Quartet Britten No. 3 in Surround Sound

Sound Unwrapped

We welcome back the  Gildas  Quartet for a special memorised performance of Britten’s Quartet No. 3 in the round, following their sold-out Surround Sound Session earlier this year.

Determined to bring the visceral experience of string quartet performance to audiences at close quarters, the Gildas  Quartet created their immersive project Surround Sound Sessions. Each performance in this series brings a single great quartet work to listeners, inviting them to sit literally in ‘surround sound’ and experience the drama from the centre of the ensemble. In this performance the quartet will explore Britten’s valedictory and deeply moving third quartet, his last instrumental work. You will get to know the piece as the quartet deconstruct and demonstrate aspects of the music. A complete memorised performance of the Britten ends the concert, with the audience surrounding the quartet.

‘We wanted to find a way to open up the quartet to audiences without the distance of a concert platform. In this intimate performance the listener is seated in the middle, with the quartet spaced out so that the audience is immersed from all sides. This way dialogue and textures are opened up like never before, and you experience the full drama of the music unfolding around you in live ‘surround sound’. Gildas Quartet

The performance will last approximately 1 hour, without an interval.

Dates & start times:Sun 10 Dec - 5pm, 7pm
Venue:Hall Two
+ 10% booking fee.

Booking Fees

A booking fee of 10% will be applied in your basket, with a maximum charge of £5.00 per transaction. Kings Place Friends are exempt from all booking fees.

Why do booking fees apply?
Booking fees (per order, not per ticket) covers our Box Office administrative costs so that Kings Place Music Foundation, the charity set up to run the music spaces at Kings Place, can continue to support our programme, artists and learning and participation work.

£8.50 ‘Under 30s’ tickets
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