Music We'd Like To Hear III

20 Jul at St Mary-at-Hill


In the last of their 2018 series, mwlth presents works performed by Apartment House.

Johanna Beyer – String Quartet No.2 (1936)

Georgia Rodgers – Three pieces for string quartet(2015)

Maya Verlaak – new work for string quartet (2018)

Martin Arnold – Contact; Vault (1997)

Performed by Apartment House


For our final programme we welcome back the musicians of Apartment House to present four works for string quartet.
Johanna Beyer (1888–1944) is chiefly known today as the composer of one of the first electronic works, Music of the Spheres (1938). She was one of the most colourful and individual voices of the early American avant garde, yet long under-represented in concert programming. Recently, though, Beyer’s work has been enjoying a renaissance. 

Georgia Rodgers’ shimmering Three pieces for string quartet were supported by the Sound and Music Embedded Scheme, and premiered by the Bozzini Quartet at Woodend Barn, Banchory, Scotland for their Composer’s Kitchen project.  

We are delighted to commission a new work from Maya Verlaak, curator of the Post Paradise concert series in Birmingham, which has exploded onto the scene in recent years with fascinating programmes of new sounds and voices. 

To end the 2018 series, a performance of Canadian composer Martin Arnold’s reinvention of the string quartet, Contact; Vault. With its long, delirious melody and quiet intensity, this singular work will play us out as the sun sets on this summer’s selection of music we’d like to hear. 

doors 19:00, music 19:30



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