Elias Quartet & Navarra Quartet

Saturday 21st April 2018, 7:30pm

Pre-concert talk with the artists at 6:30pm

Venue: John Innes Centre

  • Programme:
  • Mozart: 5 Variations on ‘Salve tu Domine’, K.398
  • Beethoven: Quartet in F minor, Op.95 (‘Serioso’)
  • Smetana: Quartet No.1 in E minor (‘From My Life’)
  • Mendelssohn: Octet in E flat, Op.20

The Elias Quartet is one of this country's leading ensembles, and is well known to audiences in Norwich. They are joined by the Navarra Quartet in Mendelssohn's irrepressibly exuberant Octet - one of musical history's greatest miracles: a perfectly achieved and highly original work composed by a boy of sixteen.

Like Beethoven, whose ‘serioso’ quartet Op.95 is the darkest and most concentrated of his works of the kind, Smetana suffered from deafness. His autobiographical Quartet No.1 looks back to the carefree world of his youth, and comes to a climax with a vivid depiction of the tinnitus which afflicted him.

Elias Quartet website

Navarra Quartet website

2017 - 2018 Season

Main Series concerts

Chapel concerts

Main Series Calendar


Sept 30: Mark Padmore & Till Fellner

Oct 8: Pavel Haas Quartet & Pavel Nikl

Oct 14: Kuss Quartet

Oct 28: Vienna Piano Trio

Nov 18: Imogen Cooper

Dec 10: Alec Frank-Gemmill, Joe Puglia & Alasdair Beatson


Jan 20/21: Gould Piano Trio: the complete Beethoven piano trios

Jan 27: Quatuor Ébène

Feb 10: Francesco Piemontesi

Feb 18: Haffner Wind Ensemble

Mar 17: Tolga Atalay Ün

Apr 21: Elias Quartet & Navarra Quartet


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