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Maxwell Quartet: Worksongs

Scotland Unwrapped

Thu 22 Feb

Maxwell Quartet: Worksongs

Scotland Unwrapped

Haydn String Quartet in E flat Op 20/1
Maxwell Quartet Worksongs (Folk music of Scotland) 
Beethoven Quartet in C sharp minor Op 131 

The Maxwell Quartet make their Kings Place debut as part of the venue’s Scotland Unwrapped series, presenting ‘Worksongs’,  a project exploring the traditional music of their homeland of Scotland alongside works from the classical canon.

Worksongs is the latest project from the Maxwell Quartet. It brings together songs, dances, and stories from times past, borne out of the historic industries that Scotland is renowned for. Travelling from the East of Scotland’s fishing and sea trades, to the Jute Mills of Dundee in Central Scotland, and the Hebridean traditions of Tweed and Wool making, the programme is a historic tour of Scotland’s hardworking societies, woven together in the Maxwell Quartet’s own impressionistic and sensitive reworkings of traditional songs.

This event will last approximately 1 hour 10 minutes, without an interval.


‘striking arrangements of folk music… As Sunday’s eloquent performance demonstrated, the players bring the same charisma and sense of adventure to their selections.’ New York Times

‘After each of the three quartets, the Maxwells add some evocative Scottish folk tunes, providing gentle, wistful punctuations between Haydn’s essays, beautifully serene’ Nicholas Kenyon, The Observer

Date:Thu 22 Feb
Start time:8pm (Doors: 7.30pm)
Venue:Hall One

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