The Solem Quartet
Our first concert in 2020 is on Saturday 25th January at the usual time and place.
We are delighted to welcome the wonderful Solem Quartet with Amy Tress (Violin); William Newell (Violin); Stephen Upshaw (Viola) and Stephanie Tress (Cello).
The Solem Quartet has established itself as one of the most innovative and adventurous quartets of its time. Originally formed at the University of Manchester in 2011, the Solem Quartet takes its name from the university’s motto Arduus ad Solem – ‘striving towards the sun’.
Since winning the 2014 Royal Over-Seas League Ensemble Competition the quartet has enjoyed a busy concert schedule, ranging from international tours to performances at venues including London’s Wigmore and Queen Elizabeth Halls, Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and Oxford’s Holywell Music Room. Alongside this, their groundbreaking series ‘Solem Lates’ has seen the Quartet rise to prominence as leading exponents of new music, working closely with living composers in pioneering multimedia performances. In their latest ‘Solem Lates’ project they perform the live score to screenings of Yorgos Lanthimos’s 2015 film The Lobster, in collaboration with Picturehouse Cinemas.
Their programme at Whitstable consists of Haydn's Quartet No.53 (The "Lark"), The Bartok String Quartet No.5 and the Beethoven Quartet No.12 Op.127, the first of his legendary "late quartets"- six string quartets that compromise Beethoven's final and perhaps greatest musical achievement.
Do come and join us for this first concert of the New Year, you won't be disappointed!