Dangerous Liaisons 2017 30th Anniversary Tour

August 2017

“This programme presents the relentless forces of love, passion, drama and heartache.
Prepare for a musical rollercoaster, hold on to your hats and your hearts... ”

Monique Lapins - Second Violin

Join us on our 30th-anniversary tour for a concert filled with passion, yearning, joy and heartache. Each of our two programmes explores themes of love and desire and will take you on an emotional journey through some of the great works of the repertoire.  

Romeo and Juliet’s tragic love story serves as the inspiration for a young Beethoven, whereas Schumann’s quartet celebrates the composer’s triumph over parental opposition to marry the love of his life. Mendelsohn’s first love, Bartok’s infatuation with a virtuoso violinist and Janacek’s obsession with a woman half his age were all doomed to failure yet inspired some of their most beautiful works. Jack Body’s Saetas takes its inspiration from the fire and passion of flamenco songs and reveals Rolf Gjelsten’s secret talent as an accomplished accordionist.

A word of warning: each concert will be an intimate affair and the music may steal your heart!

Dangerous Liaisons 2017 30th Anniversary Tour - National Tour

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PROGRAMMES

Programme One

Beethoven: String Quartet no 1 in F, op 18 no 1

Bartok: String Quartet no 1

Schumann: String Quartet in A, op 41 no 3 

Programme Two

Janacek: String Quartet no 2, Intimate Letters

Jack Body: Saetas

Mendelssohn: Quartet no 2 in A minor, op 13 

Programme Three

Beethoven: String Quartet no 1 in F, op 18 no 1

Janacek: String Quartet no 2, Intimate Letters

Mendelssohn: Quartet no 2 in A minor, op 13 

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